Republic of Ireland PI Contractor's Licence and Monetary Judgments

| Author: Secretariat | Filed under: Good Practice Policies
Republic of Ireland PI Contractor's Licence and Monetary Judgments

Judgments against an investigator in the private sector may impact the right to hold a contractor's licence in the Republic of Ireland.

The Private Security Authority (PSA), the body that regulates the security industry in the RoI has the power to refuse to grant a licence or to suspend or revoke a licence if it deems that an applicant or licensee is not a fit and proper person.

The RoI legislation does not specify what is meant by a fit and proper person and for this reason the PSA has developed a Fit & Proper Assessment.

The Fit & Proper Assessment just doesn’t look at criminality. It also looks at a person’s competence and general suitability including financial suitability.

Where a judgment has been taken out against a licensee and the licensee fails to pay the sums outstanding, the Authority will consider the licensees suitability to continue holding a licence.

Click here to download the PSA Fit & Proper Assessment Guidelines.

It is a condition of ABI membership that each member and his agency is free of unsatisfied monetary judgments or other insolvency.

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