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Shooting generates £2bn, boosts conservation and provides jobs

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Shooting is worth £2 billion a year to the UK economy and provides significant conservation benefits according to the results of independent research released today (click here) by leading shooting and countryside organisations, including the Countryside Alliance.

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Waiting on the drive to commence

Consultation on Proposals to Vary Firearms Licensing Fees etc

Friday, 4 July 2014

Consultation on proposals to vary firearms licensing fees and other miscellaneous amendments to the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.

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Justice Committee urges DOJ (NI) to rethink their strategy

Friday, 20 June 2014

The Northern Ireland Justice Committee has urged the Department of Justice to rethink their strategy and proposals in relation to changes in firearm licencing fees, gun trade dealer licence fees, young shots and the banded system.

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New NPWS State Wide Declarations

Friday, 2 May 2014

The Minister for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, has signed State Wide Declarations for the forthcoming year.

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Baying Stag by Michael Wolta

Falling deer numbers in Ireland

Friday, 11 April 2014

Data released today show a further significant decline in the national deer cull despite an increase in the number of hunting licenses. 

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FACE: European Commission Aims at Wrong Target

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

FACE has issued a press release citing the discrepancies within the European Commission’s case to tackle illegal trafficking in firearms throughout the EU. 


The Commission recently issued the Communication “Firearms and the internal security of the EU: protecting citizens and disrupting illegal trafficking”.  In addition to laying out several actions to specifically deal with illegal activities (which FACE welcomes), the document announces the plan of the Commission to completely change the EU rules on the legal acquisition and possession of civilian firearms.

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Firearms Licensing Fees rejected by NI Justice Committee

Monday, 21 October 2013

Countryside Alliance Ireland continues to engage with the Northern Ireland Justice Committee and other stakeholders as the issue of licencing fees comes back on the Committee agenda. On the 17th October, the Committee once again rejected the Departments proposals to increase the cost of a Firearms Licence from £50 to £121 and the dealers licence fee from £150 to £528.  

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Keep your Sporting Equipment Secure

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The shooting season is now well underway with many of our members are already active in their chosen activity. We would like to take this opportunity to impress on you the need to keep all your firearms and ammunition securely stored in accordance with the conditions set out in your firearm certificate. Keys to cabinets should not be left where they can be accessed by persons other than the FAC holder. 

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‘Operation Wild Deer’ Launched

‘Operation Wild Deer’ Launched

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Countryside Alliance Ireland recently attended the launch of ‘Operation Wild Deer’, a PSNI driven initiative to tackle the problem of deer poaching in Northern Ireland.

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Licences to Hunt Game and Deer 2013

Monday, 22 July 2013

Coillte are currently inviting tenders for licences to hunt deer and game on designated areas of their forest estate.  


The closing date for receipt of tenders is 5pm on Friday 2nd August 2013.  No tenders will be accepted after this date.  

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