The Public Service Reform Plan, published by Government on 17 November 2011, includes proposals for the rationalisation of State Agencies/Bodies including (a) the rationalisation of 48 bodies by the end of 2012; and (b) nominating another 46 bodies for critical review by end June 2012.

Details of the 46 bodies to be critically reviewed by end June 2012 were set out in Appendix IIb to the Public Service Reform Plan. One of these was a proposal to "Merge the Valuation Office and Ordnance Survey Ireland and the Property Registration Authority." The Department of Justice and Equality was identified as the lead Department in relation to this proposal.

Critical Review Report of the Property Registration Authority, Ordinance Survey Ireland and Valuation Office (PDF - 1.5MB)