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109C. Grounds of refusal to grant certificate of fitness.

(1) A Superintendent of the Garda Síochána or, as the case may be, the Minister shall not refuse an application for a certificate of fitness made in accordance with section 109B unless -

(a) a relevant consideration exists, or

(b) he or she is not satisfied that the applicant has provided such information as he or she reasonably requires for the purposes of determining whether a relevant consideration exists.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a relevant consideration exists if -

(a) the applicant stands convicted of an offence under -

(i) an enactment relating to excise duty on betting,

(ii) the Gaming and Lotteries Acts 1956 to 2013,

(iii) section 1078 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997,

(iv) the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001, or

(v) this Act,

(b) the applicant stands convicted of an offence under the law of a place (other than the State) -

(i) consisting of an act or omission that, if committed in the State, would constitute an offence referred to in p