Dáil Éireann - Volume 539 - 26 June, 2001

Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

359. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if, further to Question No. 312 of 6 March 2001, he will intervene with the Land Registry and have a section 49 application by a person (details supplied) in County Sligo immediately registered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18587/01]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this dealing refers to an application under section 49 – that is acquisition of title by virtue of long possession – of the Registration of Title Act, 1964, which was lodged on 8 November 2000. I understand that, due to their complicated nature, applications under section 49, which require detailed examination of claims for registration as owners, can take some time to process.

I am further informed that queries issued to the lodging solicitors on 5 April 2001 and the application cannot proceed until these queries have been satisfactorily resolved. However, I assure [381] the Deputy that, on receipt of a satisfactory reply, the matter will receive further attention in the Land Registry.