Garda Vetting Service

On April 29th 2016, a new Bill - The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016 came into effect.  This act makes it mandatory for people undertaing revelant work with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted by the Garda Síochána National Vetting Bureau. 

Section 21 of the vetting legislation deals with retrospective vetting, it gives a date of 31 December 2017 by which all inviduals (paid or unpaid) who are engaged in revelant work, prior to the establishment of mandatory vetting in April 2016, must be vetted.