Further information about the Property Registration Authority

The Property Registration Authority (PRA) is responsible for the registration of property transactions in Ireland and operates under the aegis of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Our role is to maintain the National Land Register, including the Land Registry Map. This system of registration of title (ownership) to land is comprehensive and readily accessible through www.landdirect.ie.


Our main statutory functions are to manage and control the Land Registry and the Registry of Deeds and to promote and extend the registration of ownership of land. Our vision is to have a secure and fully electronic property registration system supporting sustainable economic, environmental and social development. The usual Civil Service family friendly arrangements and flexi-time are available and the PRA is proud to have attained silver accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity.


There are exciting changes ahead as upcoming legislation will merge the PRA with the Valuation Office (VO) and Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) to form a new state organisation to be called Tailte Éireann. This merger will bring together all land and property information services enabling registration, surveying and valuation to become a more complete service and providing new opportunities for administrative synergies.


The PRA incorporates its values into every aspect of its work and working environment –


Integrity – We care about our culture and the ethical tone in our organisation. Integrity as the governing ethos of the PRA relates to our work in upholding the public trust in both the integrity and security of the National Land Register and quality standards and data privacy in property registration services.


Accountability – We promote accountability and compliance through good governance and welcome scrutiny and oversight by stakeholders in our authorising environment.


Innovation – We drive development and adoption of new ideas for services and processes and welcome technical and/or procedural change which will assist in the achievement of our strategic goals.


Professionalism – We strive to continuously enhance professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to the level required to deliver excellent customer service.


Staff Development – We prioritise the enhancement of capability through learning and development initiatives, embedded strategic workforce planning and staff wellbeing through blended working arrangements and the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion.