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# firearms - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes' Rural Crime This post contains videos

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'

The independent TD said the Government is bringing about the “demise of rural Ireland” through closures of Garda stations and post offices.

# firearms - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Three armed and masked men threaten staff for cigarettes and cash

The armed robbery happened at around 8:20 pm at a shop in north Belfast.

# firearms - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Who should be allowed to own a gun in Ireland? It's under discussion

This follows a report by a working group of An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice.

# firearms - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Man tasered as 4 arrested on Islamist-related terror offences

The men have all been taken to police stations in central London.

# firearms - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Four arrested after firearms and drugs found in Dublin house

The men and woman were arrested at two flats in Dublin’s Rialto area.

# firearms - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Air pistols and shotguns were the most seized firearms last year

There was only one assault rifle seized.

# firearms - Thursday 17 July, 2014

355 guns stolen in Ireland last year - and 53 reported lost

Latest garda figures on guns show that almost 170,000 guns licenced in Ireland last year.

# firearms - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Should Ireland have a firearms licensing body?

Frances Fitzgerald says that she is expecting a report on the issue soon.

# firearms - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?

After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?

# firearms - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Three arrested after hand guns and silencers found in car

The car was searched near Adamstown and the men were arrested at the scene.

# firearms - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing' Gra Conference This post contains videos

51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing'

Delegates at the GRA Conference have passed a motion calling for all gardaí to be given training in dealing with firearms and the various incidents in which they have to deal with them.

# firearms - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ireland officially ratifies arms treaty aimed at regulating the international weapons trade

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was signed this time last year.

# firearms - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Hooded raiders hold staff at gunpoint in Dublin supermarket

The three men left the scene on foot with a quantity of cash.

# firearms - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Court of Criminal Appeal says eight year sentence for firearms offence was 'excessive'

Kieran Ryan was caught with a firearm but said that he did not intend to use it and was picking it up for a third party.

# firearms - Monday 17 March, 2014

Pistorius ordered six new guns before girlfriend's death

Oscar Pistorius was in the process of buying six guns – more than usually allowed under South African law – at the time he shot Reeva Steenkamp.

# firearms - Thursday 6 March, 2014

12 arrested, four charged and one sentenced as burglary gang targeted

‘Operation Muster’ was directed at a specific crime gang which gardaí believe stole firearms and other items.

# firearms - Monday 17 February, 2014

Man arrested in Donegal after recovery of rifle

The rifle was discovered as part of an ongoing garda investigation during the search of a house in Ballyshannon this evening.

# firearms - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

A gun and six knives were taken from a man who became violent with gardaí

The incident happened on Monday evening in the centre of Dundalk.

# firearms - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Court for two men over attempted murder of police

The charges follow a number of arrests made in Belfast and Lurgan at the weekend.

# firearms - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Man charged for possession of a sub machine gun, grenades, a stun gun and gas spray

The 27-year-old was arrested in Derry.

# firearms - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Why gun owners claim they need to bring firearms to Starbucks

After the coffee chain’s CEO asked customers to leave guns at home, this was their response…

# firearms - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Man due in court over gun possession after Garda chase

One of the two men arrested yesterday is to appear before the Courts of Criminal Justice later today.

# firearms - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Man arrested over guns find at Cork courier depot

The weapons were imported from the US.

# firearms - Monday 29 July, 2013

Three loaded rifles and one revolver found in Dublin flats search

The firearms were found during a search of flats at the Marrowbone Lane complex in Dublin 8 on Saturday evening.

# firearms - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Men arrested after suspected bomb seized in Derry

Police investigating dissident Republican activity stopped two vehicles and recovered the firearms.

# firearms - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Gardaí feel like 'sitting ducks' after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns

Revolvers carried by detectives were replaced with semi-automatic handguns to “meet the policing needs” but gardaí say this is not enough.

# firearms - Friday 22 March, 2013

Man sentenced to six years for firearms and terrorist-related offences in Belfast

In September 2010, detectives incovered large quantity of firearms and ammunition from a workshop at the rear of the man’s home.

# firearms - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Police seize quad bikes, firearms and stolen vehicles in Northern Ireland

The Newry and Mourne Area Commander Chief Inspector said the seizure should send a message that there is no hiding place in the area for criminals.

# firearms - Friday 8 February, 2013

Man arrested and firearms seized in Dublin search

Three firearms and a small amount of cannabis was seized by gardaí.

# firearms - Sunday 23 December, 2012

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work NRA

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work

The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.

# firearms - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Four arrests in garda dissident republicans investigation

The four were arrested outside Tullamore in Co Offally last night as part of an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity.

# firearms - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Number arrested in organised crime crackdown now at 113

Gardaí have been carrying out a major investigation into organised crime across the country.

# firearms - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Want to win a gun? Georgia sports store says: 'Just vote'

A store near Atlanta has raised legal eyebrows – because its promotion could be seen as an enticement to vote.

# firearms - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Firearms and ammunition seized in Dublin

One man was arrested during a search operation in Northern Cross, Co Dublin this morning.

# firearms - Monday 27 August, 2012

Campaigners seek Ward Union hunt to be reinstated

Rural Ireland Says Enough (RISE) is calling for government TDs to support the rights of their “large rural support base”.

# firearms - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Utah governor issues firearms appeal over fires

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Friday due to blaze officials say was accidentally sparked by target shooters.

# firearms - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Gardaí recover grenades, pistols and ammunition in follow-up Limerick raid

The firearms and explosives were recovered in a planned search operation following Friday’s €1.5m cannabis resin haul.

# firearms - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Armed gardaí now in operation across Ireland

The roll-out of special response units is complete after the last was deployed in the south-east of the country.

# firearms - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

5 ex-police officers sentenced for killing civilians after Hurricane Katrina

The former New Orleans police officers were given prison terms ranging from 6 to 65 years for shooting dead unarmed residents on a bridge after Katrina.

# firearms - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Gardaí seize shotguns and cocaine at house in Castleknock

Two men have been arrested after gardaí searched a house in Dublin as part of an ongoing investigation into drug operations in Blanchardstown.