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Tailte Éireann, a new State agency to manage and develop Ireland’s land, property, and location data

By Business & Finance
11 May 2023
(Pictured L–R) Colm Lavery, Head of Valuation; Colin Bray, Head of National Mapping; Kieran O’Donnell, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government & Planning and Liz Pope, Interim CEO &  Head of Registration, Tailte Éireann

Tailte Éireann is a new State agency brought about by the merger of the Property Registration Authority, the Valuation Office, and Ordnance Survey Ireland.

Functions of Tailte Éireann

Tailte Éireann provides a comprehensive and secure property title registration system. It is a professional State valuation service and an authoritative national mapping and surveying infrastructure. 

All functions which were carried out by the Property Registration Authority, the Commissioner of Valuation, the Boundary Surveyor, and Ordnance Survey Ireland are now performed by Tailte Éireann.

As an integrated land and property service, the state agency helps to support the planning process and professionals. It acts as one central body for information and data to assist planning and land information.

A key objective of Tailte Éireann is to maximise the benefits of integrated land and property services in Ireland. It also aims to facilitate access to and use of location and property information by citizens, businesses and policy makers. This includes title information, valuation data, maps and aerial imagery. 

Tailte Éireann launch

Kieran O’Donnell, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, officially launched the new state agency on March 1st.

Speaking at the launch event in the Distillers Building, the new Tailte Éireann HQ, Minister Kieran O’Donnell said:

“I am pleased to launch Tailte Éireann today. The new agency is the primary national source of property information and geospatial data and will be a leader in developing and delivering land information services.”

“These functions are essential for underpinning the state’s economy in many areas, including property, planning, agriculture, local government, the environment, and construction.”

Liz Pope, Head of Registration & Acting Chief Executive, Tailte Éireann said:

“I want to express my gratitude to all of our colleagues from the three merged organisations for their ongoing work and commitment, especially throughout the merger process. I also thank our colleagues from the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage for their assistance in establishing Tailte Éireann.

“We look forward to working collaboratively with all our stakeholders in developing integrated land and property services in Ireland.”

You can find more information on the Tailte Éireann website.


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