Firearms (Firearm Certificates For Non-Residents) Act, 2000


1.—(1) In this Act, except when the context otherwise requires—

“the Act of 1976” means the Wildlife Act, 1976 ;

“firearm certificate” means a firearm certificate granted under section 2 ;

“hunting” means shooting with a firearm protected wild birds or protected wild animals within the meaning in each case of the Act of 1976;

“issuing person” shall be construed in accordance with section 2 ;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;

“the Principal Act” means the Firearms Act, 1925 ;

“sporting purposes” means the purposes of target shooting or clay pigeon shooting or shooting in a competition or event.

(2) In this Act—

(a) a reference to any enactment shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or extended by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act,

(b) a reference to a section is a reference to a section of this Act unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

(c) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.