Firearms Act 1925

Persons disentitled to hold a firearm certificate or a permit.


8.(1) The following persons are hereby declared to be disentitled to hold a firearm certificate, that is to say:—

(a) any person under the age of F48[sixteen years], and

(b) any person of intemperate habits, and

(c) any person of unsound mind, and

F49[(d) any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment for

(i) an offence under the Firearms Acts 1925 to 2006, the Offences Against the State Acts 1939 to 1998 or the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005, or

(ii) an offence under the law of another state involving the production or use of a firearm,

and the sentence has not expired or it expired within the previous 5 years,

(e) any person who is bound by a recognisance to keep the peace or be of good behaviour, a condition of which is that the person shall not possess, use or carry any firearm or ammunition, and

(f) any person not ordinarily resident in the State (except a person who is temporarily so resident) for a period of 6 months before applying for a firearm certificate.]

(2) Any person who is by virtue of this section disentitled to hold a firearm certificate shall also be disentitled to hold a permit under this Act in relation to any firearm or ammunition.




Substituted (28.01.1964) by Firearms Act 1964 (1/1964), s. 17(a), commenced on enactment


Substituted (1.08.2006) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 37, S.I. No. 390 of 2006.

Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: section subject (13.07.1998) to Firearms (Temporary Provisions) Act 1998 (32/1998), s. 1, commenced on enactment and expired (14.07.2000), S.I. No. 189 of 1999.


Previous affecting provision: subs. (1)(d) and (e) inserted (28.01.1964) by Firearms Act 1964 (1/1964), s. 17(b), commenced on enactment; substituted as per F-note above.