Updated Firearms Legislation

   09 Aug 2019

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has signed into law the above Regulations. These Regulations transpose into Irish legislation amendments to the EU Firearms Directive 91/477/EEC, as amended by Directive (EU) 2017/853. They come into effect from 1 September 2019.

The main changes include:

· Marking of firearms

· New storage requirements for firearms

· Prohibition of the acquisition of large capacity magazines

· Prohibition of certain firearms

A full copy of the Regulations, and a summary of the main changes are attached. This summary is not a legal interpretation of, or substitution for, the legislation, and is non-exhaustive.

Public information, including links to the relevant legislation will be made available on the Department’s website in the coming days.