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Fireworks are not only dangerous, there are severe criminal penalties that apply. It is illegal to possess fireworks (other than small sparklers, party poppers etc) without a licence. Therefore fireworks such as bangers, rockets, roman candles, etc are illegal to import, sell to the public or use and are potentially very dangerous. The penalty for offences are very severe. Simply having illegal fireworks in your possession can result in a fine of up to €10,000 whereas one is liable to the same fine and/or five years' imprisonment for possession of illegal fireworks with intent to sell or supply. Igniting the fireworks or throwing an ignited firework at a person or property is also liable to the same severe penalties. Fireworks Notice 2014
Charitable Lotteries Fund 2014: The Department of Justice & Equality invites applications for assistance from the Charitable Lotteries Fund 2014 more...
Criminal Law Reform: Proposed Legislation - Discussion Paper on Sexual Offences against Vulnerable Persons
Proposal to establish an independent Policing Authority
Magdalen Commission Report and related information.
Latest Press Releases
- 24/10/2014 Minister Fitzgerald meets with White House Advisor
- 24/10/2014 REMINDER - CLOCKS GO BACK WEEKEND OF 25/26 OCTOBER 2014
- 23/10/2014 Minister Ó Ríordáin addresses High Level EU Presidency Conference on Gender Equality in Europe: Unfinished business? Thursday 23 October 2014
- 21/10/2014 Minister Fitzgerald delivers key Justice Bill to strengthen the powers and remit of GSOC
- 16/10/2014 New Charities Regulatory Authority to increase transparency and public confidence in the sector
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