Updated to 26 June 2019 (Act No. 18 of 2019 and S.I. No. 292 of 2019)

Firearms Act 1964
No. 1 of 1964

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 28 January 1964 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 1 am. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 52(a) and (b)
S.2 rep. 12/1990, ss. 1 (2) (3), 4 (2) (b)
S.3 (1)-(4) (a) am. 39/1976, ss. 1 (2), 65
S.4 am. & extended S. I. No. 362 of 1993, reg. 12 (1) (2)
S. 9 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 53
S.9(6) substit. 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 37
S.10 rep. 20/2000, ss. 7 (1) (b), 8 (3)
S. 11 am. 20/2000, ss. 2 (16), 8 (3)
S. 11(1) am. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 54(a)
S. 11(2) am. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 54(b)(i) and (ii)
S. 12 repealed. Note: Repeal in am. text 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 30
S.12 am. 20/2000, ss. 2 (16), 8 (3)
S. 13(2) am. 40/2011, ss. 1(2), 98-101 & sch. 8
S. 13(7) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 55
S. 13(8) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 55
S.21 repealed 28/2009, ss. 1(3), 38
S. 21 am. 20/2000, ss. 2 (16), 8 (3)
S. 21(1) am. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 56(a)
S. 21(3) subsec. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 56(b)
S.24 am. 20/2000, ss. 2 (16), 8 (3)
S.25 (1) am. 14/1976, ss. 21 (6) (a), 22 (2)
S. 26 monitoring or protection of persons order may be made 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 26 and sch. 2, 5(a)
S. 26 minimum sentences prescribed for certain offences under 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 25 and sch. 2, 5(a)
S. 26 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 57
S.26, ext. to offences committed in N.I. 14/1976, ss. 2, 22 (2), sch.
S.26, provn. relating to bail. 16/1997, ss. 1, 13 (2), sch., pars. 15 (a), 29, 30
S.26 (1) am. 14/1976, ss. 21 (6) (b), 22 (2)
  22/1984, ss. 1 (1) (3), 14 (2)-(5)
S. 26(4A) subsec. ins. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 36(a)
S. 26(5) am. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 36(b)
S. 27 Court approval for exercise of powers where acquittal 27/2010, ss. 1(2), 7, 15- 18 and schedule
S. 27 monitoring or protection of persons order may be made 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 26 and sch. 2, 5(b)
S. 27 minimum sentences prescribed for certain offences under 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 25 and sch. 2, 5(b)
S. 27 re-trial procedure for offence under 27/2010, ss. 1(2), 7-14 and Schedule
S. 27 substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 58
S.27, ext. to offences committed in N.I. 14/1976, ss. 2, 22 (2), sch.
S.27, provn. relating to bail. 16/1997, ss. 1, 13 (2), sch., pars. 15 (b), 29, 30
S.27 (2) am. 14/1976, ss. 21 (6) (c), 22 (2)
  22/1984, ss. 1 (1) (3), 14 (2)-(5)
S. 27(4A) subsec. ins. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 37(a)
S. 27(5) am. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 37(b)
S. 27A monitoring or protection of persons order may be made 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 26 and sch. 2, no.5(c)
S. 27A minimum sentences prescribed for certain offences under 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 25 and sch. 2, 5(c)
S. 27A substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 59
S.27A ins. 14/1976, ss. 8, 22 (2)
  see also s. 20 (7) (b)
S. 27A(8)*
S.27A, ext. to offences committed in N.I. 14/1976, ss. 2, 22 (2)
S.27A, provn. relating to bail. 16/1997, ss. 1, 13 (2), sch., pars. 15 (c), 29, 30
S.27A (1) am. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 38(a)
  22/1984, ss. 1 (1) (3), 14 (2)-(5)
  39/1998, s.15 (2)
S. 27A(4A) subsec. ins. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 38(b)
S. 27A(5) am. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 38(c)
S. 27B monitoring or protection of persons order may be made 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 26 and sch. 2, no.5(d)
S. 27B minimum sentences prescribed for certain offences under 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 25 and sch. 2, 5(d)
S. 27B substit. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 60
S.27B ins. 14/1976, ss. 9, 22 (2)
S.27B, ext. to offences committed in N.I. 14/1976, ss. 2, 22 (2)
S.27B, provn. relating. to bail. 16/1997, ss. 1, 13 (2), sch., pars. 15 (d), 29, 30
S.27B (1) am. 22/1984, ss. 1 (1) (3), 14 (2)-(5)
S. 27B(4A) subsec. ins. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 39(a)
S. 27B(5) am. 29/2007, ss. 1(2), 39(b)
S. 27C s. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 61

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 4(1) Firearms (Temporary Custody) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 187 of 1972)

*S. 27A(8) (as substituted by s. 59 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006) was declared repugnant to the Constitution by the Supreme Court in Ellis v Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IESC 30.