Irish Shooting Politics

July 31, 2009

Legislation status

Filed under: Politics — Mark Dennehy @ 4:07 pm

From the DoJ, please note that the dates are when the Minister is expected to sign documents, not a guarantee.:

As you know the new system starts tomorrow on 1 August 2009.

The Garda Commissioner started issuing extension letters earlier this week
to all existing licence holders and I understand that the new application
form is up on the Garda website.

A range of documents will be signed by the Minister tomorrow to give effect to the following

·     Two fees order (one for the outsourced fees and one on for the non
outsourced ones);
·     Commencement Order for the remaining elements of CJA 2006 (28, 30, 32 and 33);
·     Commencement Order for substantial parts of Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (sections 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35,  37, 39, 40 (part), 41, 42, 43 and 44);
·     New target shooting Clubs S.I.;
·     New secure accommodation regulations for storage of firearms.

Please note that the personal import ban does not come into effect for some time yet becase we will have to address in the context of the EU Weapons Directive so sections 34, 36 and 38 aren’t being commenced just yet.

Copies of the S.I.s will be available early next week.

We will address the ranges S.I. and an amended restricted firearms S.I. in due course.


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