Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (645)

Éamon Ó Cuív


645. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the latest date to register existing rights of way; his plans to extend the date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5740/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Under the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006, the Property Registration Authority, PRA, was established as and from 4 November 2006. The PRA replaces the Registrar of Deeds and Titles as the registering authority in relation to property registration in Ireland and, subject to the above Act, is independent in the performance of its functions.

I am advised by the Property Registration Authority that the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 changed the law in relation to certain easements and profit à prendre, that is, those acquired by prescription and that it is not necessarily an obligation for all rights of way to be registered by 2021.

Further information on Easements and Profits à Prendre Acquired by Prescription under Section 49A is available on the website of the Property Registration Authority, www.prai.ie. In addition, arrangements have been put in place by all bodies under the aegis of my Department to facilitate the provision of information directly to members of the Oireachtas. The contact email address for the Property Registration Authority is reps@prai.ie.