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18th September 2015The Minister for Justice & Equality, France Fitzgerald TD, has published, a new Statutory Instrument governing the licensing of target handguns,  together with announcing planned new arrangements for the administration of the firearms licensing system. Read More…..

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Welcome to the website of the Sports Coalition. The Coalition is comprised of representative associations for sports shooting and angling interests. Its objectives are to defend and represent the interests of resident sports shooting and angling men and women.

This website was established to disseminate information to the members of the constituent associations concerning the latest proposals of the Gardai and the Department of Justice and Equality to further restrict possession of firearms for sporting purposes without justification. A large campaign has been launched to fight these very unjust proposals and the website will be the focal point for all our supporters. It is a “one-stop-shop” for information, updates, commentary and direction to member associations, clubs, individuals, supporters and politicians and will assist everyone in helping to oppose these most unreasonable proposals. The site will be updated regularly and we will post the latest information as it arises.

Please use the website as a tool to assist you in briefing and lobbying your constituency politicians and other public representatives. We hope with your help, to inform those who will eventually be called upon to make the final decisions. Please follow the news and get as many people as possible to sign the petition. Add your comments on the site.

We can and will demonstrate to the political establishment that we are unbeatable together and that unless this issue is finally resolved satisfactorily, there will be electoral consequences for the Government parties.

The Sports Coalition and it’s members would like to acknowledge and thank the pledges of support from an ever increasing number of Front and back bench government party members & opposition TD’s – however we need everyone to continue to lobby their politicians – make sure they understand the outrage in our community towards these planned changes to legislation.

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