Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (579)

Pádraig MacLochlainn


579. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 449 of 25 June 2013, if he will commence an investigation into the way two convictions in two different districts were incorrectly applied to the persons in question; if these convictions as issued to the potential employer were taken off the PULSE system; the Garda officer who inputted them; and the reason for same. [32185/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As previously stated, on receipt of correspondence questioning the veracity of this information, further enquiries were conducted by the Garda Central Vetting Unit. It was established that due to an administrative error on the Garda PULSE System, two court outcomes were incorrectly attributed to the person concerned. Following the discovery of this error an amended Garda Vetting Disclosure was issued to the Registered Organisation in question on the 15 May 2013 containing the correct details.

I am informed by the Garda Authorities that further enquiries into the matter are ongoing, and it would therefore not be appropriate for me to make any further comment on the issue at this time.