Summer 2011 Archive

On the map

SHAY ARTHUR discusses the crucial role of information and communications technology, in particular digital mapping, in the work of the Property Registration Authority. Background The Property Registration Authority (PRA) was established on November 4, 2006, under the provisions of the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006.

MUD is good

The Multi-Unit Development Act 2011 now provides improved protection and dispute resolution for existing and future apartment purchasers, says SIOBHAN O’DWYER. The need for reform This legislation is really welcome, and although the initial Bill was limited, the active participation of so many parties has resulted in

CPD – are you committed?

Members are expected to maintain the highest professional standards, and the Society is here to assist them in that aim. What is CPD? There are many definitions of continuing professional development (CPD); however, they all have certain common themes, namely that CPD is a systematic ongoing process,

Presidents’ Reception

A reception hosted by the Joint Presidents, Peter Stapleton and Kersten Mehl, was held on Thursday May 5, in the headquarters of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, No. 38 Merrion Square. The reception was the inaugural event in the Society’s new location. The evening brought together

The National Mapping Agency

Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) has created a wonderful resource on its website – – which allows visitors to view free of charge aerial photography and mapping. Also available to view (and purchase) is historic mapping of the 1st Editions of the 6” and 25” maps (c.1840). The viewer is part