This Act establishes a Property Registration Authority, defines its functions and powers and internal organization and provides for the registration of deeds, i.e. documents by which an estate or interest in land is created, transferred, charged or otherwise affected. The Act consists of 78 sections divided into 5 Parts.The functions of the Authority are, among other things: (a) to manage and control the Registry of Deeds and the Land Registry, (b) to promote and extend the registration of ownership of land; and (c) to deal with applications under Part III of the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act 1978. The Act provides also for a Registry of Deeds and a Registration of Deeds and Title Rules Committee. The Committee shall perform the functions assigned to it under the Registration of Titles Act, 1964.
Implemented by: Registration of Deeds Rules 2008 (S.I. No. 52 of 2008). (2008-02-29)
Implemented by: Land Registration Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 483 of 2012). (2012-12-01)
Amended by: Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (No. 27 of 2009). (2009-07-21)
Amends: Registration of Title Act, 1964. (2000-10-15)
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Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600 and 150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. Norman invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. The Irish famine of the mid-19th century saw the population of the island drop by one third through starvation and emigration. For more than a century after that the population of the island continued to fall only to begin growing again in the 1960s.