Seanad debates

Thursday, 8 February 2024

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters

An Garda Síochána

9:30 am

Photo of Malcolm ByrneMalcolm Byrne (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

Unfortunately, the interdepartmental vetting review group was established three years ago. We have heard previously that the report was imminent. I think the Minister of State knows as well as I do the frustration many of the voluntary groups have with their volunteers having to go through this process. I would be grateful if the Minister of State could indicate whether mandatory revetting and cross-vetting proposals that were being considered will be included so that when people apply once and qualify, they may need to renew it annually or whatever but there will be simple systems in place.

I also ask that those issues that I raised specifically with regard to bus transport, particularly when there is a shortage of school bus drivers, could also be considered as well.


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