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# weapons - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Three men charged and weapons seized after public order incident in Dundalk

They are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon.

# weapons - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Gardaí seize guns and ammunition in targeted gangland search in north Dublin

Gardaí say the seizure was made in a rural area of north County Dublin last night.

# weapons - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares end to test moratoriums and threatens 'new' weapon

The US was swift to respond, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging Kim to “take a different course”.

# weapons - Friday 27 December, 2019

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

The weapon can make sharp manoeuvres en route to its target, making it harder to intercept.

# weapons - Monday 9 December, 2019

Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US

This comes as Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

# weapons - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Bill to tighten New Zealand's gun laws passes by 119 votes to one

One MP had wanted to stall the legislation but missed his chance when he arrived late after spending too long explaining his plan to the media.

# weapons - Friday 16 November, 2018

Weapons believed to belong to the New IRA explode in back garden boiler fire

“This is simply reckless and shows a total disregard for the safety of the local residents.”

# weapons - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Macron doubles down on row with Trump and says Europe shouldn't buy US weapons

Macron said the two leaders had spoken about what his office has portrayed as a misunderstanding.

# weapons - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Builders find weapons during Dublin works

Gardaí said that there had been no arrests.

# weapons - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country

Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.

# weapons - Thursday 1 March, 2018

'Listen to us now': Vladimir Putin says Russia now has 'invincible' weapons

Putin made the comments during his state of the nation speech today.

# weapons - Monday 26 February, 2018

Volume of drug seizures in Irish prisons soars by 42%, as over 1,000 recorded last year

557 weapons were also seized in Irish prisons last year.

# weapons - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Trump tweets support for NRA - but backs raising gun possession age to 21

He made the comments on Twitter.

# weapons - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Men found with 'lethal arsenal' of weapons jailed for nine and ten years

The men were found with the cache on 24 January last year.

# weapons - Sunday 17 December, 2017

North Korean 'agent' charged with trying to sell WMD parts in Australia

The alleged agent’s plans did not involve other governments or officials, police said.

# weapons - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions

Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.

# weapons - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban

The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.

# weapons - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year

427 applications have been approved.

# weapons - Saturday 8 July, 2017

North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?

The Hwasong-14 ICBM could apparently reach Alaska.

# weapons - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Man found with knives arrested near UK Houses of Parliament

Met police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

# weapons - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Handguns, submachine guns and ammunition all seized in major weapons haul

The find was made in Cabra in Dublin.

# weapons - Friday 5 August, 2016

Police find weapons stash with some items "ready to use"

Police said the items were in the “advanced stages of readiness”.

# weapons - Monday 25 April, 2016

Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?

Rank-and-file gardaí will discuss their concerns about armed cover at the Garda Representative Association annual conference.

# weapons - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Gardaí uncover firearms and suspicious devices after stop and search

The discovery was made earlier this evening in Co Laois.

# weapons - Monday 8 February, 2016

The UN wants "significant measures" after North Korea launches a rocket into space

US Ambassador Samantha Power stressed that fresh sanctions should “break new ground.”

# weapons - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

# weapons - Sunday 20 December, 2015

'I surprised my mum when I told her I’m more afraid of visiting home in the US than living here'

Incidents of gun violence have become so commonplace back home that I can’t remember a time when we could go a full week without hearing about a shooting.

# weapons - Friday 25 September, 2015

Teenager who planned massacre at his former college jailed for life

Jurors were told the “cold and detached” former student held a grudge against the college after he was thrown off a course.

# weapons - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Police find 3,714 knives, a shrine and fake body parts during terrifying arrest

Police in Brooksville, Florida came across a horrifying scene at a mobile home on Tuesday night.

# weapons - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Users describe the terrifying effects of smoking "weaponised marijuana"

The NYC police commissioner says the city has seen a spike in hospitalisations from the drug.

# weapons - Thursday 13 August, 2015

# weapons - Saturday 1 August, 2015

A country full of AK-47s is banning toy guns

Almost two hundred children have been injured by toys guns.

# weapons - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Some of the world's top scientists think it's judgement day in the battle against robo-killers

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak are all on board.

# weapons - Monday 6 July, 2015

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

# weapons - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

The latest weapons seizure looks like something from a Jackie Chan film

They were found during a raid on a home in Clare.

# weapons - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

China could now wipe most countries off the map if it wanted to

You’d be grand in South America, if you’re worried.

# weapons - Monday 29 December, 2014

Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'

The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.

# weapons - 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.

# weapons - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle

IS fighters near the Turkish border were among the targets of the strikes.

# weapons - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying

‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’

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