Guidance on the Disclosure of Convictions Obtained

On 29 April 2016, the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act, 2016 (the Act) came into law. Under this Act, certain convictions do not have to be disclosed where these convictions are spent.

This Act does not apply to convictions obtained outside of Ireland. However, the PSI applies an administrative filter for convictions obtained outside of Ireland which means you do not have to tell us about convictions obtained outside of Ireland unless the conviction was for:
           a. A homicide offence
           b. A sexual offence
           c. A conviction for any offence for which you were sentenced to a term of imprisonment for 12 months or more
           d. A conviction obtained outside of Ireland for an offence relating to children or vulnerable persons
           e. A conviction for a drugs offence

You must tell the PSI if you have been convicted of any offence in (a) to (e) above regardless of the date of the conviction(s).

It is your responsibility to make sure the information you provide to the PSI is accurate and complete. If you are unsure about the above or you have any queries or concerns, you should take your own independent expert or legal advice on the matter.

This is guidance only and relates solely to applications for registration with the PSI.