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Court Challenge to Garda Gun Directive
4 August 2000
Ms Siobhán Phelan, counsel for the National Association of Regional Game Councils, said that her client and its 22,000 members were challenging a Garda directive which stated that gun licences would not be renewed unless it could be shown that the weapons were securely stored in gun safes…
Ms Phelan submitted that the directive, which insists on Garda inspection of such safes prior to the issuing or renewal of licences, was unconstitutional in that it gave gardaí the right to cross a citizen's threshold. While gardaí had indicated that they would do so only by invitation, a refusal of inspection would lead to a refusal of renewal.