Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (673)

Catherine Connolly


673. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of the Tailte Éireann Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37398/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Valuation Office, Ordnance Survey Ireland and the Property Registration Authority are being merged into a new single organisation, Tailte Éireann, to deliver more integrated, efficient and effective State land, spatial data and property administration services for Ireland. From January 2018 responsibility for the oversight of the three bodies, and the related merger project, transferred from the Department of Justice and Equality to my Department.  The administrative arrangements for the merger are being progressed by the three bodies working with my Department, in parallel with work on the necessary statutory provisions. My Department is working on the legislation, with the Office of the Attorney General, building on the previous work undertaken by the Department of Justice and Equality, with a view to publication of an updated General Scheme of the Bill in Q4 of this year.