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PSNI Online Firearms Application Process - Information Events Change of Antrim Venue

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


Thank you to all who have got in touch and signed up for the roadshows. Places are filling up fast so if you would like to attend one of the events listed below please register your interest to Gwen Sweeney (contact details below)

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No further restrictions on lead ammunition as DEFRA rejects flawed report

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Secretary of State for the Environment, Liz Truss, has rejected the recommendations of the controversial Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) process and confirmed that there will be no further restrictions on the use of lead ammunition.

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Firearms Banded System - Introduction of interim telephone number

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Following the Department of Justice changes in May 2016 in relation to one-on one-off Banded transactions for firearms, the Firearms Explosives Branch of the Police Service have introduced an interim telephone line to help members of the public with their transactions

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PSNI FEB Advice on Banded Transactions

Monday, 23 May 2016

PSNI FEB has distributed advice regarding banded transactions.  To view an updated banded advice table please click
PSNI FEB banded advice .
The table is a working document and will be subject to change so the date at the top will always reflect the version.


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Countryside organisations challenge PSNI on move to online applications only

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) the Gun Trade Guild NI (GTG NI) and BASC have been working in partnership with the PSNI’s Firearms and Explosives Branch since late 2015 on the development of online applications forms.


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Countryside organisations urge NI police to rethink online license scheme

Monday, 9 May 2016

NORTHERN IRELAND’S leading countryside organisations have urged the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to rethink plans for a 100 per cent online firearms license process.
Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI), The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), and the Gun Trade Guild Northern Ireland (GTG NI) had been working in partnership with the PSNI’s Firearms and Explosives Branch since late 2015 on the development of online applications forms.

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Deer Hunting Licence Applications 2016/2017

Tuesday, 19 April 2016


We do not need to have the situation we had last year when everyone left their applications to the last moment and caused a severe backlog in processing applications. Apply now to avoid delays. Attached is the relevant documentation to apply for your 2016/17 section 29/ deer hunting licence. 

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Licences to Hunt Game and Deer 2016

Friday, 18 March 2016

Coillte invite tenders for licences to hunt deer and game on designated areas of their forest estate. Catalogues of available licensed areas together with tender forms and tendering instructions are available for download at

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HCAP MCQ Course 16th April 2016

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The next HCAP MCQ will take place on Saturday 16th April 2016 (4.00 p.m.) at the Ionad Dara Community Centre, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny.

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Countryside Organisations Launch Website to Lobby MEPs on Firearms Proposals

Friday, 5 February 2016

FACE UK is calling on all those who shoot to contact their MEPs over concerns that a number of proposals to amend the Firearms Directive would do nothing to tackle terrorism and illegal weapons, but would harm legitimate shooting in the UK.

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