• Ireland Background Screening

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    Revision Date: April 5, 2022

    The following has been provided as general educational information only. It is not legal advice, express or implied. Consultation with legal counsel in all matters of employment and business law is recommended.

    Services Available:

    • Criminal Search
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Global Watchlist Search

    Disclaimer:  The following guide is provided for general educational purposes only. It is not legal advice, and users are encouraged to seek their own independent counsel when evaluating these services. Importantly, the specific screenings offered by Checkr do not guarantee an organization’s legal rights to request or use them. Several factors, including the residency and location of your organization and your candidates may implicate additional data privacy and employment laws.

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    Criminal Search

    Description:

    Search is performed at the local level and returns major offense conviction records. Generally speaking, Irish law makes it legally challenging to order a criminal record check for criminal conviction data except in very limited circumstances, and any results are subject to restrictions under data protection law. Searches are performed by the National Garda Vetting Unit (“NGVU”) of An Garda Siochana. Criminal record checks are relatively uncommon in Ireland, The NGVU will only conduct such searches where it relates to a person who will be working in specified organizations or industries limited to certain areas (for instance, childcare workers, working with vulnerable adults or those in private security services).

    Sources:

    Local Court

    Search Type:

    Local Search

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB 
    • Passport Scan
    • Authorization form must be completed by the applicant and provided to Informed Data.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 to 4 business days.

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    Education Verification

    Description:

    The verification of academic status of any educational level such as high school, college and post grad. It may include institution name, dates of attendance, graduation/conferred date, degree obtained, major, minor, honors, awards, and comments.

    Sources:

    The searches are conducted through the specified education institution requested. An education verification search is conducted and charged per degree. Multiple degrees/majors listed in an order will be billed as separate orders.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • Institution Name
    • Institution Address
    • Institution Telephone Number (Include Point of Contact)
    • Dates of Attendance
    • Graduation Date
    • Degree Type
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Copy of degree. 
    • Authorization form

    Some institutions may require additional documentation. Upon request from the institution, Checkr will notify you of any additional requirements.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Employment Verification

    Description:

    Verification of previous employment history to confirm work experience. It may include such information as the employer's name, dates of employment, position/title, and/or reason for leaving.. Salary information will be provided if available for disclosure by the source.

    Sources:

    Government agencies and employers across the country. In some countries, the records of former employees are not kept in a searchable form and contacting the supervisor or manager is normal practice.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Applicant’s Name - Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
    • DOB
    • Employer’s Name
    • Employer’s Address
    • Employer’s Telephone Number
    • Dates of Employment
    • Position/Title
    • Reason for Leaving
    • Authorization form

    Some employers may have unique processes for providing verifications that may include special authorization forms, experience letters, employment reference letters, etc. These additional requirements will be communicated at the time of ordering if the need for additional information arises with a specific employer.

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 6 to 8 days. Some verifications may take longer to complete depending on the cooperation with the institutions being verified.

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    Global Watchlist Search

    Description:

    The Global Watchlist Search product provides a thorough search of multiple National and International repositories and government watchlists. The search consists of thousands of databases, many of which are updated daily to provide more up to date coverage. .

    Sources:

    OFAC, FBI Most Wanted (incl. Terrorists), FBI Seeking Information, FBI Hijack Suspects, Politically Exposed Persons, governmental lists, sanctions, enforcements and warnings from over 500 agencies, criminal courts, & news sources from around the world.

    Search Type: 

    Multi-jurisdictional database search consisting of both historical and near real time updated information.

    Ordering Requirements:

    • Last name 
    • First name 
    • DOB 
    • Authorization Form

    Estimated Time Service:

    On average 2 days. Verifications will be closed, as Unable to Verify, after 15 business days of unsuccessful attempts.