There is an extensive range of firearms legislation as follows:

 

Acts

 

Statutory Instruments

 

 

EU Directives

Council Directive 91/477/EEC on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons

Directive 2008/51/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons

Directive (EU) 2017/853 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons

Consolidated Text of EU Firearms Directive 91/477/EEC

 

EU Regulations 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403 of 15 December 2015 establishing common guidelines on deactivation standards and techniques for ensuring that deactivated firearms are rendered irreversibly inoperable. Further information on deactivation.

Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2019/68 of 16 January 2019 establishing technical specifications for the marking of firearms and their essential components.

 

Publications

See below publications related to firearms:

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2009/2010

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2011

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2012

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2013

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2014

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2015

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2016

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2017

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2018

Garda Annual Review of the operation of the Firearms Acts 2019

Firearms Licensing - The Wider Dimensions (PDF - 686KB)