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Letter to Justice department

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Des, News, Updates | Comments Off on Letter to Justice department

From SC in regards to Proposed EU Firearms Directive

16/12/2015

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Proposed Euro Legislation

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in News, Updates | Comments Off on Proposed Euro Legislation

SC Is deeply concerned about the proposed new EU Firearms Legislation
24/11/2015

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NASRPC RESIGNATION FROM THE SPORTS COALITION

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Des, News, Updates | Comments Off on NASRPC RESIGNATION FROM THE SPORTS COALITION

6/11/2015

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Minister releases New SI & planned new arrangements for firearms administration

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Des, Documents, News, Updates | 1 comment

Details of S.I. & planned arrangements for the administration of the firearms licensing system.

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Sports Coalition Receives Lifetime Achievement Award!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in News, Updates | Comments Off on Sports Coalition Receives Lifetime Achievement Award!

Sports Coalition Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for its Lobbying Work on Behalf of Firearms Owners!

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Meeting with Ms Francis Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality, and Ms Noreen O’Sullivan, Commissioner of An Garda Siochana

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Des, News, Updates | Comments Off on Meeting with Ms Francis Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality, and Ms Noreen O’Sullivan, Commissioner of An Garda Siochana

By Des Crofton, National Director – NARGC and Spokesperson for the Sports Coalition

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Attention Pistol Owners – Important Research

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in News, Updates | Comments Off on Attention Pistol Owners – Important Research

Attention Pistol Owners – Important Research

The Sports Coalition is carrying out research into pistol target shooting in Ireland. Please help by completing questionnaire.

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Briefing meeting – May 6th 2015

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Updates | Comments Off on Briefing meeting – May 6th 2015

Sports coalition Meeting, Spa Hotel Lucan.

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Firearms Review Update

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Des, News | Comments Off on Firearms Review Update

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality has issued an interim report to the Minister for Justice and I attach a copy for your information. Interim-Report-to-Minister-on-Firearms-Review It can also be accessed on the link below.  I also set out below a copy of my email to the Chairman of the Committee sent on February 20th and you will immediately note the similarity between what I suggested and what is now recommended by the Committee.  All I can say is that the Committee’s interim report vindicates our stance, as it has accepted virtually every point we have made to date.  Please note that there is no recommendation to ban anything.  Please also note just some of the Committee’s statements: The Committee was very impressed with the professionalism and dedication and responsibility of the owners of legally held firearms who presented at the Committee and who engaged with the Committee during the visit to Harbour House Sports Club in County Kildare. The Committee cautions against comparing, in any way, the owners of legally held firearms with those engaged in criminal activity. The Committee is very concerned about the information contained in the letter dated 5 March 2015 to the Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee detailing, among other things, the number of firearms reported lost or stolen from 2010 to 2014.  The formation of a standing consultative forum which would include all major stakeholders should be considered. Such a forum would ensure that concerns and proposals from stakeholders could be put forward on a regular basis to the authority. The Committee strongly recommends that the Minister request that the Garda Inspectorate carry out an independent review of the current firearms licensing regime. We now look forward to engaging with the Minister in relation to the recommendations and the ongoing work of the Committee. Kindest regards and well done to all.   Des Crofton National Director – NARGC & Spokesperson for the Sports coalition       Dear Deputy Stanton,  Firstly, my apologies for the slight delay in forwarding this document, which was due to a longer than expected consultation and debate by the Coalition members on the contents.  I wish to again thank you and those members of your Committee who took the trouble to travel to Harbour House Shooting Range at Nurney, Co Kildare on Thursday 12th inst.  All appreciate that it is indeed somewhat troublesome for the Committee members to allocate the amount of time required for such a visit from a busy schedule.  As I indicated to you, no one on the Sports Coalition side, nor indeed I believe in any shooting organisation, (there being two small ones not members of the ‘Coalition’) has any desire to be in conflict with the authorities.  That said, that is precisely where we find ourselves for reasons which are well documented and are not necessary to repeat here.  There are a number of fundamental issues which the shooting associations believe, based on their separate and individual experiences, need to be addressed concerning the manner in which firearms licensing is administered in Ireland.  Our collective assessment is based on at least 10 years’ experience of problems encountered, but to a far greater extent over the last five years. The most urgent and critical issue is the matter of the .22 calibre...

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SECURITY REMINDER TO ALL GUN OWNERS

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Documents, News | Comments Off on SECURITY REMINDER TO ALL GUN OWNERS

Sports Coalition urge all firearms owners, as a minimum, to ensure compliance with legislation regarding firearm accommodation & transport.

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