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Ireland. 2008 ‘Penalties for Firearm Offences: Ireland's national report 2008.’ National Report of Ireland on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 2-3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations. 1 July

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In November 2006 the Minister introduced mandatory minimum sentences for certain firearms offences [Criminal Justice Act 2006]:

1) Possession of firearms with intent to endanger life -- maximum sentence of life imprisonment and mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment;

2) Use of firearms to resist arrest or aid escape -- maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment;

3) Possession of firearms while hijacking a vehicle -- maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment;

4) Possession of firearms or ammunition in suspicious circumstances -- maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment,

5) Carrying a firearm with criminal intent -- maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment; and

6) Altering a firearm -- maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment.

ID: Q257

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