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.