Question to the Minister for Justice and Equality:
To ask the Minister the type of information disclosed on an application for Garda vetting and specifically if it is only convictions which are disclosed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. -Jerry Buttimer
For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 13th March, 2013
Ref. No. 13345/13
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter):
Garda Vetting Disclosures are made to registered organisations following the signed authorisation of a vetting subject permitting the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) to disclose to the registered organisation a statement that there are no convictions recorded against them in the State or elsewhere, or a statement of all convictions and /or prosecutions successful or not, pending or completed, in the State or elsewhere as the case may be. It is, of course, a matter for the registered organisation to make decisions on the suitability of persons.