Dáil Éireann - Volume 476 - 11 March, 1997

Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

190. Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for Justice if her Department will expedite a dealing for a person (details supplied) in County Sligo. [6568/97]

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): The Deputy will recall putting down questions on 15 October [402] 1996 and 4 December 1996 in relation to this case, which refers to an application under section 49, i.e. acquisition of title by virtue of long possession, of the Registration of Title Act, 1964 which was lodged on 25 August 1995. I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that the most recent queries issued to the lodging solicitors on 2 January 1997. Replies dated 24 January 1997 have been received and the case is awaiting further examination. I understand that due to their complicated nature, applications under section 49 take some time to process and it is not possible to estimate a completion time at this stage.

191. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Justice if she will expedite the registration of lands for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo as the delay is causing financial hardship. [6569/97]

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this dealing was completed on 30 March 1995.

192. Mr. Bree asked the Minister for Justice if the Land Registry has registered the application of a person (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6626/97]

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this dealing refers to an application under section 49, i.e. acquisition of title by virtue of long possession, of the Registration of Title Act, 1964 which was lodged on 17 October 1995. Queries were issued to the lodging solicitor on 28 May 1996 and replies are awaited. The matter cannot proceed until the queries raised are satisfactorily discharged. It is not possible, therefore, to estimate a completion time at this stage.