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Firearms Security

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

With Christmas fast approaching members will be looking forward meeting up with old friends, last minute shopping or eagerly looking forward to attending the annual shot over the holiday period. We would therefore like to this opportunity remind our supporters and members of their responsibility in terms of the security of their firearms.

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Countryside Alliance Ireland meet with PSNI Firearms Chief

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Countryside Alliance Ireland’s Chief Executive, Lyall Plant, met with Nichola Murphy, Head of PSNI Firearms and Explosives Branch on Wednesday 3 October to discuss a number of topics.  These included the Auditor’s Report, general licence issues and the performance of the on line system.


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PSNI Launching 3 New Online Forms

Thursday, 7 June 2018

PSNI Firearms & Explosives Branch will be transitioning to online only The following forms:

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PSNI Set Date to End Paper Firearms Applications

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

In January 2017 the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Firearms and Explosives Branch introduced a new online application process for anyone applying for initial/re-grant and variation of a firearm certificate.  At that time they made a commitment to keep a dual process of both online and paper for a minimum of six months

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Wicklow Sika stag: is management of deer on State lands to be privatised, and if so, what will be the effect on deer populations and on the ordinary licensed hunter?

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European Firearms Passes Know the Facts

Monday, 15 January 2018

There have been a number of incidents where people have been caught with firearms visiting or transiting from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland and vice versa on the belief they could do so with only a European Firearms Pass (EFP)

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Courtlough Winter League in association with CAI

Monday, 11 December 2017

Countryside Alliance Ireland wish to congratulate Evan Carrick & Arturas Nacevicius on winning a Beretta Silver Pigeon each.
Well done to all the participants, who took part in the Courtlough Winter League in association with CAI.
We were pleased to sponsor this event and delighted to see a number of ladies and young people taking part.

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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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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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