Tailte Éireann is the name of the Government body to be formed from the merger of the Property Registration Authority, Ordnance Survey Ireland and the Valuation Office.
The Minister for Justice and Equality approved Tailte Éireann as the name of the new organisation and has decided that it will be governed by a statutory Board which will report to the Minister, which is now the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government.
The legislation establishing the new organisation is currently being drafted and it will make provision for the appointment and terms of operation of the Board. The Minister has also confirmed that the staff of the new organisation, headed by a Chief Executive Officer, will be civil servants. These decisions are subject to the consideration of the establishing legislation during its passage through the Oireachtas.
When established, Tailte Éireann will be responsible for providing the authoritative property registration system, national mapping and surveying infrastructure and property valuation service for the State. As such, it will be the primary national source of property information and geo-spatial data and will be a leader in the development and delivery of land information services.
Tailte Éireann will pursue its objectives and strategy at national and EU level and will act in partnership with its key public and private sector stakeholders.
As of January 2018, as part of the proposed merger of the Property Registration Authority, the Valuation Office and Valuation Tribunal and Ordnance Survey Ireland into Tailte Éireann the Government agreed that the functions vested in the Minister for Justice and Equality should transfer to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (now the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage).