Deadline Approaching for Retrospective Vetting

When the National Vetting Bureau Act commenced in April 2016, it immediately made it a legal requirement for relevant organisations to have anyone working in a relevant role with children or vulnerable adults Garda Vetted before they started in their role. This applied to all workers whether paid or unpaid. There was also a stipulation in the new legislation that made it a legal requirement for all organisations to retrospectively Garda Vet everyone already in their organisation that is performing a relevant role in their organisation by 31st December 2017.

Louth Volunteer Centre, who provide a Garda Vetting service to the not-for-profit sector in Louth, are urging organisations to check whether they have met their legal duties as this deadline fast approaches. As the new legislation has also introduces eVetting, the process is now much simpler and quicker, and Louth Volunteer Centre are happy provide assistance to any group that need it.

It is now a criminal offence not to retrospectively vet, and penalties for failure to comply with the National Vetting Bureau Act include fines and / or imprisonment.

Any organisations that need to access Garda Vetting, or are unsure whether they need to complete Garda Vetting for their staff and volunteers, can contact Louth Volunteer Centre on 041 980 9008 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Louth Volunteer Centre Survey


The team at Louth Volunteer Centre are currently reviewing our strategic plan and would love if you would share your opinions by taking part in our 2 minute survey.

You do not have to have to have volunteered before to take the survey, everyone's opinions and feedback are welcome. Take Survey

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda 2018

Louth Volunteer Centre have opened an expression of interest on our website for anyone that would like to get involved in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann next year. We will be looking for lots of volunteer ambassadors and stewards during the week of 12th-19th August, but there will also be lots of volunteer roles to participate in during the lead up to August.

Visit www.volunteerlouth.ie/fleadh to express your interest in getting involved in this unique event.