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Mandatory Garda vetting laws to come into effect

Checks to begin within weeks after three years of consultation

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
3rd April, 2016
Frances Fitzgerald will sign the order at the end of the month

Mandatory checks on adults working with children are finally going to come into effect at the end of this month.

And a new electronic vetting system is being prepared to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of applications expected can be processed overnight by gardaí, rather than the current waiting period of three to four weeks.

The legislation for mandatory vetting for adults working with children and vulnerable adults was passed three years ago...

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