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Firearms Licence Galway City

  • 18-05-2022 9:10pm
    Registered Users Posts: 12


    Does anyone have any experiance with applying for a firearms licence in Galwy City. I'm finding it very hard to get hold of the FO. First licence, everything up to date and ready to go but I would like to talk to him first. Any help appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,159 ✭✭✭Richard308

    Just drop it in I’d say. They won’t be long contacting you. Tell them you had hoped to meet them first.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,764 ✭✭✭✭BattleCorp

    Yep, as Richard308 said, just drop in the application and let nature take its course.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 anotherguy33

    Thanks lads, just heard stories of applications becoming "lost". Was told to hand it directly to FO.

  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭JP22

    FO is always preferable but not always available, whoever takes in your application has to complete the verification/identification section.

    Once this is complete I normally put the application in an envelope for Station FO and ask what his/her name is for the envelope and for future reference.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,976 ✭✭✭✭Grizzly 45

    As said many times before.If your application gets "lost"in a garda station,your response is you will be informing the data protection comissioner office of this very serious data breach of your personal and confidential information by a Govt body.After all it's only your medical info,address ,photo,what type of firearm,how much ammo,what your security arrangement is ,the serial number of your gun and if it has a silencer or not....Trivial stuff to lose really.

    Quite amazing how quickly those applications are "found"and processed ,once this other organisation is mentioned.🙄

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