The Law Reform Commission has outlined proposals aimed at developing an electronic system for the transfer of the ownership of property in Ireland.

The key recommendation in the Modelling Report, published this evening, is the establishment of a Project Board drawn from the public and private sector to coordinate the next phase in the development of an eConveyancing system for Ireland.

The report says the board's main task would be to make a detailed assessment of the most appropriate model for e-conveyancing in Ireland, including the preparation of proposals to Government as to the design, establishment, operation, governance and implementation of the proposed model.

The Law Reform Commission says the issue is particularly urgent given the increased demand to do business on-line within Irish public bodies, such as Revenue On-line Service and the Land Registry's Electronic Access Service. The commission also says the move to an electronic form of conveyancing is significantly ahead of Ireland in other countries such as Britain and New Zealand.