Republic of Ireland Law
Republic of Ireland Law Questions Answered by Experts
1. In point of principle, there is no piece of land which has "no owner". Here, the first thing you need to do is to conduct a search in the Registry of Deeds to see who is the owner, if the land does not appear in the Land Registry. Ultimately, if necessary, you should be prepared to fence off this piece of land and lay claim to it by way of adverse possession. In this way you can gain title to this piece of land and it can then be "taken in charge" by the Council.
2. The Registry of deeds will contain entries relating to almost all land. So you need to get a solicitor or town agent who will conduct a search there. However, ultimately, the way a land gets an owner is if someone lays claim to it. So you must be prepared to fence the land off and lay claim to it.