On 20th March 2017, the Minister of State, David Stanton, T.D., launched a public consultation on the controls governing realistic imitation firearms.

Interested parties may view the consultation document here:  Consultation Paper on Controls on Realistic Imitation Firearms

The Department of Justice & Equality is now inviting submissions from interested parties which will inform future decision making in relation to controls on Realistic Imitation Firearms. Organisations or individuals who wish to contribute should send a submission by 1st May 2017.


- By email to firearms_inbox@justice.ie


- By post to

Realistic Imitation Firearms Public Consultation

Firearms, Explosives and Private Security Policy Division

Department of Justice & Equality

94 St Stephen’s Green

Dublin 2


If you are making a submission, please include your name and contact details (phone number, postal address and, if available, an email address) and please state whether the views expresses are personal or are being made on behalf of an organisation, If the views of an organisation are being submitted it should be made clear which organisation is being represented and you should indicate your position in the organisation.


It should be noted that the submissions received are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and may be released or published on foot of third party applications. Any submission containing commercially sensitive or private or confidential material should therefore clearly identify that portion of the submission which contains such information and specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The Department will consult with respondents regarding information identified by them as sensitive, before making a decision on any Freedom of Information request, and will treat any personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.


Further Information

Consultation on Controls on Realistic Imitation Firearms (Newspaper Advert)


This consultation is closed