Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Questions (648)

Lisa Chambers


648. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason for the long delays in Garda Síochána clearance of persons (details supplied); the progress of these applications; and when persons will receive a decision. [15384/16]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

Applicants to the Reserve Defence Force are vetted by the Garda Central Vetting Unit as part of the recruitment process. Processing times for vetting of applications on average can take up to 12 weeks. The Deputy will appreciate that, in some cases, additional enquiries may be necessary and this may result in processing times in excess of the average. For security and operational reasons the Defence Forces cannot comment on vetting processes in individual cases.