Garda Vetting

The steps

  • You create a Garda vetting application in Foireann.
  • The application is sent to the clubs vetting admin (CCO). The CCO approves or rejects the application. If the application is rejected, start again
  • If the application is approved, it’s sent to the National Children’s Officer (NCO) – the vetting department.
  • The vetting department reviews the application and uploads it to the Garda Vetting system.
  • Garda checks are completed, and the vetting department are notified. The application is updated to show the results of the check. The applicant is notified via email.

Before you begin

  • Have a quick read of this article as this is exactly what you’ll be doing
  • You’ll need a Foireann account. If you’re a registered Club member, you’ll have a Foireann account – so please contact the club registrar – at the time of writing this is David Martin.
  • You’ll need a digital copy of this Vetting ID Validation form. If you can fill this in digitally and sign – that’s ideal (iOS).
  • You’ll need a digital copy of your passport or driving licence
  • You’ll need a digital copy of your proof of address – an utility bill will do (ie Gas, Electricty, TV)
  • You’ll need the addresses of your last 5/6 residences

When you’re ready

Create the application …

  • Log into Foireann
  • Go to Profile -> Qualifications & Vetting (see here)
  • Scroll down and hit apply
  • Upload your completed Vetting ID validation form
  • Upload your passport or driving licence
  • Upload your proof of address
  • Submit application – you’ve completed the application

Once submitted – this is what happens behind the scenes …

  • The application is sent to the clubs vetting admin (CCO). The CCO approves or rejects the application. If the application is rejected, to back to step 1.
  • If the application is approved, application is sent to the National Children’s Officer (NCO) – the vetting department
  • The vetting department reviews the application and uploads it to the Garda Vetting system.
  • Garda checks are completed, and the vetting department are notified. The application is updated to show the results of the check. The applicant is notified via email.

If you’ve any issues or queries – please contact the clubs child protection officer – at the time of writing – Maria Burke. If you want to read more about the process, please read here.