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576. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide details of the current number of valid firearms licences including details on the types of firearms. [44209/21]

577. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide details of the number of firearms licences issued and renewed in each of the years 2014 to 2020. [44210/21]

Answer

Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): I propose to take Questions Nos. 576 and 577 together.
Unfortunately it was not possible to compile the figures in the format requested by the Deputy within the time-frame permitted. Once the figures are received from An Garda Síochána I will provide them directly to the Deputy.
The Deputy will wish to be aware that the Annual Reports into the operation of the Firearms Acts for years 2011 to 2019, which are available on the Department's website, contain some figures which will be of interest. The 2020 annual report has not yet been finalised but will be published in due course. Question No. 577 answered with Question No. 576.