Deputy Jack Wall
Minister for Justice and Equality
the position regarding an application for Garda clearance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter):
I refer the Deputy to my reply below to Parliamentary Question No. 276 of 10 May 2011. The position is unchanged since then.
I am informed by the Garda authorities that the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) has no application for vetting on hand in respect of the person to whom the Deputy refers. In the circumstances I can only suggest that the person contacts the registered organisation involved. A previous vetting application in respect of the person to whom the Deputy refers was processed by the GCVU and a response was returned to the registered organisation involved in September 2009.