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110. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43109/17]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The vetting application in the case to which the Deputy refers relates to a person who is in an ongoing process for recruitment to An Garda Síochána. As the Deputy will appreciate, in such cases the Garda Authorities liaise directly with the applicants in respect of the progress of the recruitment process given that An Garda Síochána is the potential employer. The Deputy will be aware also that in respect of recruitment to An Garda Síochána checks secondary to vetting are also required and these can take time to be completed.