265. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the reason an application by a person (details supplied) for Garda vetting sent in June 2017 has not to date been processed will be investigated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39425/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will appreciate, the processing of vetting applications by the Garda National Vetting Bureau is an operational matter for the Garda Authorities and is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016 and other relevant law. My Department has no role in the processing of individual vetting applications.
I am advised by the Garda Authorities that records at the Garda National Vetting Bureau indicate that no valid Garda vetting application has been received in respect of the person who is the subject of the Deputy's Question. In the circumstances, I would advise the person concerned to contact the relevant Registered Organisation to ascertain the status of their vetting application.