Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Ceisteanna (184)

Shane Ross

Ceist:

184. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will clarify the requirements for Garda vetting for Irish citizens who have travelled and worked overseas for a number of years; if it is true that if they wish to apply for job for which vetting is a requirement, if they have been abroad for more than two years then they must be back in permanent residence in Ireland for five years before they can even be considered to apply for vetting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45081/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) provides Garda Vetting Disclosures to organisations registered with it for that purpose. There are currently in the region of 20,000 such organisations. While it is part of current vetting procedures that any applicant must have an address in Ireland, the GCVU does not place any other restriction on the making of applications by registered organisations and accordingly, time limits of the kind referred to in the Deputy's question do not apply to such applications.