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280. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications that were made for non-resident firearm certificates and issued by the Garda Síochána to a gun club (details supplied) in County Sligo during the 2014 season and during the 2015 season; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2907/16]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can advise the Deputy that there were 53 non-resident Firearm Certificates issued in 2014 and 91 issued in 2015 by An Garda Síochána to persons who had permission to shoot on the lands of Tubbercurry Gun Club.
The non-resident Firearm Certificates are issued to individuals who use the lands of Tubbercurry Gun Club to shoot on and are not issued to Tubbercurry Gun Club itself.