Firearms Act 1964



1.(1) In this Act—

F1[the Commissioner means the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána or a member of the Garda Síochána, or members of a particular rank in the Garda Síochána, not below the rank of superintendent appointed in writing by the Commissioner for the purpose of performing any of the Commissioners functions under this Act; ]

F2[firearm includes a restricted firearm, unless otherwise provided or the context otherwise requires;]

F1[the Minister means the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform;]

the Principal Act” means the Firearms Act, 1925;

public place” means any place to which the public have access whether as of right or by permission and whether subject to or free of charge;

Superintendent” means a Superintendent of the Garda Síochána and includes an Inspector of the Garda Síochána acting as a Superintendent.

(2) In this Act and in the Principal Act, references to the Principal Act shall, where the context so requires or permits, be construed as references to that Act as amended by this Act.

(3) This Act shall be construed as one with the Principal Act.




Substituted (1.08.2006) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 52(a), S.I. No. 390 of 2006.


Inserted (1.08.2006) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 52(b), S.I. No. 390 of 2006.