The Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., today announced the commencement of two Acts:

  • The Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016
  • The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act

The Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 provides that a range of minor offences will become spent after seven years. The provisions of the Act do not apply to persons who are vetted by the PSA for licensing purpose (Section 11(1)(f)). Person vetting forms for PSA licensing must continue to disclose all offences.

Information Note On Spent Convictions and Children and Vulnerable Adults Vetting Legislation
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