Recent news and updates
COVID 19- Information on PRA Services
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, remote working arrangements are in place in the PRA.
We are operating a high level of service at a reduced capacity. Some services, including copy instruments, may experience delays.
You can find our latest updates here..
Location of processing of Legal Services Unit applications
We would like to notify our customers that from the 12th October, we have made changes to the location of processing of Legal Services Unit applications for some counties. Legal Services Unit applications are applications that are processed by or with the authority of an Examiner of Titles. Read More.
Upcoming Event: Webinar - Exploring Lands Indexes (1708-1946) at the Registry of Deeds: Thursday 26th November 2020
The Lands Indexes at the Registry of Deeds consist of over 1400 handwritten books organised by county, and then townland or street. They provide a finding aid for every deed registered between 1708-1946 at the Registry of Deeds. For our Explore Your Archive webinar, we will be joined by three different researchers who will outline how they have used the Land Indexes in their work. Read More.
New video and checklist to assist in lodging a Prescriptive Easements application This short video will assist you in lodging a Prescriptive Easements application and will outline all the necessary requirements. A printable checklist, covering the steps you should take in preparing your applications, is available. Read More.
Grant awarded to explore new ways to bring property records to life On 1 August 2020, the Property Registration Authority joined with archival partners National Records of Scotland, and research partners Trinity College Dublin and the University of Glasgow to begin a research project exploring ways of making two of Ireland and Scotland’s largest record collections for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries more accessible and user friendly. Read More.
PRA Annual Report The PRA Annual Report for 2019 is now available and can be viewed here.
Blog No. 4: Heritage Week 2020 - Memorials of Educators and Schools Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Heritage Week 2020 has moved from physical events to virtual projects. In response to the Heritage Week theme ‘the heritage of education,’ this project explores Registry of Deeds memorials relating to educators and schools. Read More.
Property Alert Service
The Property Alert Service is a free service available to all. Property is usually the most valuable asset people own. It can be sold and mortgaged to raise money and can therefore be an attractive target for fraudsters. The PRA have introduced the Property Alert Service in order to help deter and detect potential property fraud. Read More.
The Property Registration Authority (PRA) is the State organisation responsible for the registration of property transactions in Ireland. Our role is to provide a system of registration of title (ownership) to land, which is comprehensive and readily accessible. The PRA manages and controls the Land Registry and the Registry of Deeds and also operates the Ground Rents Purchase Scheme. Read more
The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (effective date 1st September 2015) is designed to provide information to the public about lobbying of designated public officials on specific policy, legislative matters or prospective decisions. See more