Shatter announces redeployment of 25 staff to Central Vetting Unit

Twenty five additional staff are to be redeployed to the Garda Central Vetting Unit.

The unit is responsible for processing vetting applications on behalf of approximately 20,000 organisations, and processed some 350,000 applications in 2012.

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has announced the staff will be re-deployed from the Department of Agriculture to the unit in Tipperary town, which also houses the Citizenship Section of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.

The organisations that avail of the Vetting Unit's services include those in the Childcare, Education and Health sectors.

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