Garda vetting delays

Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 01:05

Sir, – I am very glad to note in the Budget speech that the Garda Vetting Unit is to get extra staff (Breaking News, October 15th).

In America it takes approximately 10 minutes for a gun purchaser to obtain a security background check clearance before they purchase a gun or assault weapon in a store.

In this country it takes a nurse or home carer 14 weeks to get Garda clearance before they can commence their care employment. It’s about time the Department of Justice acted on this anomaly. – Yours, etc,

JONATHON ROTH (Dr),

Clancys Strand,

Limerick.