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Ireland. 2009 ‘Restrictions on the Import of Firearms, Prohibited Weapons and Ammunition.’ Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Number 28 of 2009; Part 4. Dublin: Houses of the Oireachtas. 21 July
Restrictions on the Import of Firearms, Prohibited Weapons and Ammunition
36.— The following section is substituted for section 17 of the Principal Act:
17.—(1) Without prejudice to the provisions of the Firearms (Firearms Certificates for Non- Residents) Act 2000, no person, other than a registered firearm dealer, shall import into the State any firearm, ammunition, or prohibited weapon.
(2) A continuing licence to import firearms or ammunition may on application in the prescribed manner be granted by the Minister if he or she thinks fit so to do to any registered firearms dealer, and every such continuing licence shall operate and be expressed to authorise the importation into the State of firearms and ammunition generally or of any specified class or classes of firearms and ammunition through the port, by the registered dealer, during the period and subject to the conditions named in such licence.
(3) An occasional licence to import into the State a firearm or prohibited weapon, with or without ammunition therefor, may, on application in the prescribed manner, be granted by the Minister if he or she thinks fit so to do to any registered firearms dealer and every such occasional licence shall operate and be expressed to authorise the importation into the State of the firearm and the quantity of ammunition (if any) specified in such licence through the port, by the registered firearms dealer, within the time and subject to the conditions named in such licence.
(4) Notwithstanding subsections (1) to (3) of this section, a licence for importing a firearm, ammunition or prohibited weapon may not be granted unless —
(a) the applicant has a good reason for importing it,
(b) granting the licence would not prejudice public safety or security, and
(c) if the application relates to a restricted firearm or restricted ammunition, the applicant possesses an authorisation under section 10 of this Act.