Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016

Amendment of section 31 of Act of 2012

25. Section 31 of the Act of 2012 is amended by—

(a) the designation of that section as subsection (1),

(b) the substitution, in subsection (1), of “vetting information” for “vetting disclosure”, and

(c) the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (1):

“(2) Where, before the commencement of this section, a person had appealed a determination made by the Garda Central Vetting Unit in respect of the person but the appeal had not been concluded before that commencement, then the appeal shall be deemed to be an appeal under section 18 and shall be dealt with accordingly and, any step taken before such commencement in relation to the appeal (being a step required to be taken under this Act in relation to an appeal under this Act) shall be deemed to have been taken under this Act.”.