Registration of Title Act, 1942


Registering Authorities and their Officers.

The Registrar of Titles.

7.—(1) The Registrar of Titles shall be appointed by the Government and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Government.

(2) No person shall be appointed to be Registrar of Titles unless at the time of his appointment he is either a barrister-at-law or a solicitor who has practised his profession for not less than eight years.

(3) For the purpose of the next preceding sub-section of this section, service by a barrister-at-law or a solicitor in a situation in the Civil Service shall be deemed to be practice of his profession.

(4) Subject to the person appointed thereto being in good health at the time of his appointment, the office of Registrar of Titles shall be a pensionable office within the Superannuation Acts for the time being in force, and there may be granted either to the Registrar of Titles on his retirement or to his legal personal representative on his death such superannuation and other allowances and gratuities as might under the said Acts have been granted to such Registrar of Titles, if he had been appointed to the permanent civil service of Ireland with a certificate from the Civil Service Commissioners.

(5) Every Registrar of Titles shall hold his office on such terms and conditions and shall receive, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, such remuneration as the Minister for Finance shall from time to time direct.

(6) The Registrar of Titles shall retire on attaining the age of sixty-five years, but that age of retirement may, in the case of any particular Registrar of Titles, be extended by the Minister, with the concurrence of the Minister for Finance, to any age not exceeding seventy years.

(7) The person appointed under this section to be Registrar of Titles may also be appointed by the Government to be Registrar of Deeds, and if so appointed, he shall be known as the Registrar of Deeds and Titles, but the foregoing provisions of this section shall continue to apply to him in the same manner as if he had continued to be only Registrar of Titles.

(8) So much of section 8 of a pre-Union Irish statute passed in the 6th year of Queen Anne, chapter two, entitled “an Act for the Public Registering of all Deeds, Conveyances and Wills”, etc., as amended by section 2 of the Registry of Deeds (Ireland) Act, 1832, as enacts that the Registrar of Deeds and assistant registrars shall, previously to entering upon the duties of their respective offices, each enter into a recognizance in the manner and for the sum therein prescribed shall cease to have effect.