Self Disclosed Criminal Record


What is a criminal record?

Criminal record means a record of the person’s convictions whether within or outside the state or a record of any prosecutions pending against the person.


What must I declare?

You must declare all convictions/pending prosecutions (except “spent convictions” as defined by section 14A of National Vetting Bureau Acts)
A conviction qualifies as a “spent conviction” in the following circumstances:

one All convictions in the District Court for Motoring offences which are more than 7 years old, subject to the proviso that spent convictions for dangerous driving are limited to a single conviction;
two All convictions in the District Court for minor public order offences which are more than 7 years old;

three Where a person has one, and only one, conviction (other than a motoring or public order offence) which resulted in a term of imprisonment of less than 12 months (or a fine) that conviction will also be spent after 7 years. This provision will apply to either a District Court or Circuit Court conviction.
     
no bullet Note: sexual offences or convictions in the central Criminal Court are not eligible to become spent convictions and must be disclosed. 
bullet Note: you must disclose all convictions and pending prosecutions that have occurred within the last 7 years as they cannot qualify as being “spent”, regardless of what type of offence they are.

If you are in any doubt about whether something should be included, it is safest to mention it as non-disclosure may impact the outcome. 


What other information is available?

bullet Full regulations are included in the Garda Vetting Policy.
bullet You may also find the Garda Vetting Section of the Frequently Asked Questions page useful.
bullet The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012

Full regulations are included in the Garda Vetting Policy.

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