Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (669)

Brendan Howlin


669. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the position with regard to the digitisation of Land Registry maps; if all maps have been digitised; when it is expected that the process will be complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37212/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Property Registration Authority (PRA) is the State organisation responsible for the registration of property transactions in Ireland. The PRAs Digital Mapping Project ran from September 2005 to September 2010.  This was a major transformation project involving the digitisation of approximately 2.4 million land parcels, made up of approximately 15 million line segments. The Project is complete, with 99.9% of land parcels successfully digitally mapped with issues resolved. As can be expected, some residual and historical issues, which existed in the paper-based pre-digital system, came to light during the process. The vast bulk of such issues were dealt with and any outstanding issues are resolved on an ongoing basis. Such unresolved issues represent only 0.1% of the overall number of registered land parcels.