Garda Vetting – New Requirements

April 12, 2016

Advance Preparation for the Forthcoming Statutory Garda Vetting Requirements

Circular Letter 26/2015 of the Department of Education and Skills outlines preparations being put in place in advance of the forthcoming statutory Garda vetting requirements.

The circular provides advice for registered teachers and for school school authorities on:

a.     the steps to be taken before 29th April 2016 (an extension on the previously stated deadline of 31 July 2015) by registered teachers who intend to seek new employment in a new school immediately after the commencement of the Vetting Act and,

b.     the advance preparations and actions to be taken by all school authorities so as to facilitate, as far as possible, a smooth transition to the forthcoming statutory vetting requirements.

Regular updates on the Department of Education and Skill’s Garda Vetting page will provide further information as the finalised details, including the timeframe for commencement, become available in relation to the commencement of the statutory vetting requirements of the Vetting Act.

Existing Non-Statutory Garda vetting arrangements

It should be noted that the existing Non-Statutory Garda vetting arrangements under Department of Education and Skills circular 0063/2010 will continue to apply until the National Vetting Bureau Act is commenced.


Please bookmark this page for future developments on this topic. The enactment date for the new legislation is fast approaching, and more news is expected by the 29th  April 2016.

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