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Firearms branch update on firearms and component parts, including magazines

CAI have had no consultation on the matter and question the timing of this announcement of the initial announcement and we had requested clarity on the matter from FEB. We had written to the Chief Constable highlighting the issues posed by FEB announcement on rifle magazines, the timing, lack of…

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NI Covid restrictions 7th January 2020

Following the Executive announcement on the 6th January 2020. Lockdown regulations have been updated throughout Northern Ireland from and are currently set to last until at least Friday 5th March. However these will be reviewed around the 18th February. There is now a you MUST STAY AT HOME message that…

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NI restrictions from the 26th December

New Restriction’s come into force from 00:01 on the 26th December meaning no Boxing Day events can take place. Having listened to the Chief Medical and Scientific Officers Countryside Alliance Ireland recognises the significant challenges facing the health service due to the COVID-19 pandemic and understand that the NI Executive…

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NI Outdoor sports to restart tomorrow but for how long?

Before the current restrictions have even finished their is already talk that further restrictions may be needed in the fight against COVID 19.   CAI must commend groups and syndicates for the hard work they have put in to meet if not exceed the regulations so we can continue to…

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Republic of Ireland moves to level 3 restrictions

On the 1st December 2020 the Republic of Ireland moved to level 3 COVID-19 restrictions allowing non contact sports including hunting to restart in pods of 15 people and allow people to travel freely within their county. Below we have set out the main parts of the restrictions that members…

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Fibrus brings further Full Fiber Broadband boost to rural communities.

With the decline of our highstreets and rural shops the need and benefits of full fibre broadband are more relevant now in a Covid context than ever before. As we look to new opportunities and diversify into new markets full fibre broadband will be key to unlocking the full potential…

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Keeping the show on the road during lockdown

If you could have imagined a huntsman’s or gamekeeper’s nightmare, the two week-long lockdown in Northern Ireland starting on Friday 27th November would be it. Kennels full of hounds which have been brought to a peak of fitness, jumping out of their skins and ready for the prime of the…

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COVID-19 restrictions for shooting in Northern Ireland: 27th November 2020

Lockdown regulations apply throughout Northern Ireland from Friday 27 November until Thursday 10 December inclusive. This means that we expect shooting in groups, including organised game shooting, to be able to resume from Friday 11 December subject to any further restrictions imposed by the Executive. Please remember there is a…

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New NI COVID restrictions to come into force on 27th Nov 2020

The Northern Ireland Executive met on Thursday 19th November and have agreed a further circuit breaker for 2 weeks that comes into effect 00.01 AM on the 27th November until 11th December 2020. The NI Direct website states the following: Sport Indoor and outdoor sport is not permitted, other than…

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European Firearms Passes will remain valid in Northern Ireland

Under the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol the Government has confirmed that Residents of Northern Ireland will still be able to request a European Firearms Permit and to use it to take a lawfully owned firearm to an EU country, including the Republic of Ireland, from 1 January 2021.…

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