1. Does your State maintain a national system for controlling or regulating:

[ Articles 3, 4, 5.2, 8, 9, and 10 ]

Export Yes
Import
Transit / Transshipment by land
Transit / Transshipment by sea
Transit / Transshipment by air
Brokering Yes
2. For which activities does your State maintain a national control list of conventional arms:

[ Articles 2.2 and 5.2 ]

Export Yes
Import
Transit / Transshipment
Brokering Yes
3. Does your national control list cover the following:

[ Articles 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.2 ]

Battle tanks [Article 2.1] Yes
Armored combat vehicles [Article 2.1] Yes
Large-caliber artillery systems [Article 2.1] Yes
Combat aircraft [Article 2.1] Yes
Attack helicopters [Article 2.1] Yes
Warships [Article 2.1] Yes
Missiles and missile launchers [Article 2.1] Yes
Small arms and light weapons [Article 2.1] Yes
Ammunition / Munitions for the above items [Article 3] Yes
Parts and components requiring control for the above items [Article 4] Yes
4. Is/are your national control list(s) publicly available?

[ Article 5.3 ]

1) If yes, please provide a copy or link to where your control list is made publicly available 2) If no, please provide a copy of your control list or provide information on the additional items that are covered Yes
http://www.djei.ie/publications/sis/2012...
4a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
5. Are the controlled items defined?

[ Article 5.3 ]

1) if yes, which definition(s) do you use? (e.g. Wassenaar, United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, National definitions, etc.) Yes
Definitions as per the EU Common Military List
1. Is the control of arms exports established in national legislation?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
http://www.djei.ie/publications/sis/2012/216.pdf
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for implementing controls on arms exports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
4. Does your State take measures to ensure that all authorizations are detailed and issued prior to export?

[ Article 7.5 ]

If yes, what measures does your State take to ensure that all authorizations are detailed and issued prior to export? Yes
Customs supervision
5. Can your State reassess an authorization if your State becomes aware of new and relevant information?

[ Article 7.7 ]

Yes
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Section 6(3) of the Control of Exports Act, 2008 http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2008/en.act.2008.0001.pdf
6. Does your State maintain records of arms export authorizations?

[ Article 12.1 ]

Yes
6a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
7. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.1 and 12.4 ]

Permanent records kept.
8. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / Type Yes
Importing State Yes
End-User Yes
Other (specify below) No
8a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
9. Does your State maintain records of actual arms exports?

[ Article 12.1 ]

No
9a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
10. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.1 and 12.4 ]

11. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity No
Value No
Model/ Type No
Importing State No
End-User No
Transit/ transshipment State(s) No
Other (specify below) No
12. Please provide any other information on export practices you would like to share.
1. Is the regulation of arms imports established in national legislation?

[ Article 8.2 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Yes, see the Firearms Act 1925-2009
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for regulating arms imports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Department of Justice and Equality, Garda Síochána and Customs
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Department of Justice and Equality
4. What measures does your State take to regulate imports?

[ Article 8.1 ]

The importation of firearms and ammunition into the State is prohibited except:
  • (i) under licence granted by the Department of Justice and Equality or
  • (ii) by the holder of a current firearm certificate granted by An Garda Siochána (Irish police force) in respect of the firearm and ammunition to be imported.
The importation of a firearm or ammunition will not be granted unless:
  • (i) the applicant has good reason for importing it. Personal protection is not considered a “good reason”; and
  • (ii) public safety and security are not prejudiced.
5. Does your State have measures in place to ensure that appropriate and relevant information is available to exporting States as part of their export assessment process?

[ Articles 8.1 and 11.3 ]

5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
N/A
6. Does your State maintain records of arms imports?

[ Article 12.2 ]

Yes
6a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
7. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.2 and 12.4 ]

Records are maintained indefinitely and are not deleted.
8. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity Yes
Value
Model / type Yes
Exporting State Yes
Transit / transshipment State(s) No
Other (please specify below) Yes
The type, make, model, calibre, and serial number is recorded.
9. Please provide any other information on import practices you would like to share.
The Customs Drugs Law Enforcement Unit (CDLE) is the national/international customs contact point for Revenue’s Customs Division in relation to firearms and ammunition. Information and intelligence exchanges in relation to suspect importations takes place on a regular basis between customs enforcement officers, nominated officers of the CDLE and nominated officers of the Crime and Security Branch of the Garda Síochána. This is a useful facility in determining whether importations relate to simple licensing breaches or have an organized crime dimension. Specific liaison arrangements have been put in place between officials of the CDLE and of the Garda Síochána on a case by case basis to facilitate joint enforcement action such as joint surveillance exercises, joint operations and joint controlled deliveries when there is intelligence and evidence to suggest organized crime involvement.
1. Is the regulation of transit and/or transshipment established in national legislation?

[ Article 9 ]

If yes, please provide the definition of transit and/or transshipment in your national legislation Do not know
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for regulating arms transit and/or transshipment?

[ Article 5.5 ]

3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

4. What measures does your State take to regulate transit and/or transshipment under its jurisdiction?

[ Article 9 ]

5. Does your State maintain records of arms that are authorized to transit and/or transship territory under its jurisdiction?

[ Articles 12.2 and 12.4 ]

5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
6. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Article 12.4 ]

7. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity
Value
Model / Type
Exporting State
Importing State
Transit / Transshipment
End-User
Other (please specify below)
7a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
8. Please provide any other information on transit and/or transshipment practices you would like to share.
1. Is the regulation of arms brokering established in national legislation?

[ Article 10 ]

If yes, please provide the definition of brokering used in your national legislation Yes
http://www.djei.ie/publications/sis/2011/si86.pdf http://www.djei.ie/trade/marketaccess/exports/Brokering_Order_2011_faq.pdf brokering activities relating to any controlled goods from—
  • (a) one third country to another third country,
  • (b) from the State to a third country, or
  • (c) from another Member State to a third country
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for implementing controls on arms brokering?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
4. Does your State take measures to regulate brokering taking place under your jurisdiction?

[ Article 10 ]

If yes, what measures does your State take to regulate brokering taking place under your jurisdiction? Yes
Invoking a licensing requirement for brokering taking place in Ireland
5. Please provide any other information on brokering practices you would like to share.
1. Does your State prohibit transfers of conventional arms:

[ Article 6 ]

If the transfer would violate obligations under measures adopted by the United Nations Security Council acting under Chapter VII, in particular arms embargoes? [Article 6.1] Yes
If the transfer would violate relevant international obligations under international agreements to which you are a party, in particular those relating to the transfer of, or illicit trafficking in, conventional arms? [Article 6.2] Yes
If you have knowledge at the time of authorization that the arms or items covered by your State's legislation would be used in the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, attacks directed against civilian objects or civilians protected as such, or other war crimes as defined by international agreements to which you are a party? [Article 6.3] Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Please provide a list of the relevant international agreements to which you are a party.

[ Articles 6.2 and 6.3 ]

  • NPT
  • CWC
  • BTWC
  • APLC
  • CCM
  • ATT (ratified 2 April 2014)
  • CCW - including Protocol I-V
  • Ireland is party to all four Geneva Conventions, to all three Additional Protocols, and to the Rome Statute
3. Please provide any other information on prohibitions you would like to share.
1. Does your State always conduct a risk assessment prior to authorization of an arms export?

[ Article 7.1 ]

If no, please specify under which conditions a risk assessment is not required. Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Does your State require that the following criteria are included in your national assessment prior to granting an export authorization?

[ Article 7.1 ]

Whether the arms would contribute to or undermine peace and security? Yes
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law? Yes
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law? Yes
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism to which your State is a party? Yes
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to transnational organized crime to which your State is a party? Yes
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
3. Are additional criteria considered in addition to the above prior to authorizing a transfer:

[ Articles 7.4 and 11.2 ]

Risk of diversion Yes
Acts of gender based violence
Other (please specify below) No
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
4. Does your State consider risk mitigation measures as part of its authorizations process?

[ Article 7.2 ]

If yes, what mitigation measures does your State consider (i.e. confidence building measures or jointly developed and agreed programs)? Yes
Would consider necessity on a case-by-case basis but unlikely to permit an export where risks are identified pursuant to Article 7.1 (a) or (b)
4a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
5. Please provide any other information on risk assessment and/or mitigation practices you would like to share.
1. Does your State take preventative measures to mitigate the risk of diversion?

[ Article 11.2 ]

If yes, what preventative measures does your State take to mitigate the risk of diversion? Yes
Use of End-user documentation, regular meetings with and assessment of the small number of exporters of military components in Ireland, etc.
2. Does your State cooperate and exchange information with States to mitigate the risk of diversion?

[ Article 11.3 ]

Yes
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Due to the small volume of exports of military components from Ireland this has not yet been necessary but Ireland has well established links with other Licensing Authorities should the need to exchange information arise.
3. Does your State take appropriate measures when it detects a diversion of transferred conventional arms?
If yes, what appropriate measures does your State take when it detects a diversion of transferred conventional arms?
No diversions detected to date. Again Ireland has a relatively small volume of exports of military components and has no manufacturers or large-scale exporters of arms.
4. Is your State willing to share information on effective measures to address diversion?
If yes, what information is your State willing to share?
1. Which agency/ies is/are responsible for enforcing arms transfer controls?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Department of Justice and Equality and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
2. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation (export and brokering controls), Department of Justice and Equality (import and transit controls)
3. What measures does your State take to enforce national laws and regulations that implement the provisions of the Treaty?

[ Article 14 ]

Profiling of exports to ensure appropriate licensing is in place. Outreach to exporters
4. Please provide any other information on enforcement practices you would like to share.
1. Will your State provide an initial report within one year of entry into force on measures undertaken in order to implement the ATT?

[ Article 13.1 ]

1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Does your State produce an annual report on:

[ Article 13.3 ]

Authorized arms exports Yes
Authorized arms imports Yes
Actual arms exports No
Actual arms imports Yes
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
http://www.djei.ie/trade/marketaccess/exports/publications.htm
3. Are there legal impediments to the reporting requirements under the ATT?

[ Article 13.3 ]

No
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
4. Can your State report on measures taken to address the diversion of transferred conventional arms?

[ Article 13.2 ]

Yes
4a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
5. Has your State designated a national contact point for the ATT?

[ Article 5.6 ]

Yes
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
6. Please provide any other information on transparency practices you would like to share.
1. Is your State involved in cooperation measures that will help to implement the ATT?

[ Article 15.1 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Is your State currently involved in:

[ Articles 15 ]

Exchange of information on conventional arms transfers [Articles 15.2 and 15.3] No
Cooperative measures to prevent diversion [Article 15.4] No
Widest measures of assistance in investigations, prosecutions and judicial proceedings [Article 15.5] No
Measures to prevent corruption [Article 15.6] No
Development of best practices and lessons learned [Article 15.7] No
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
3. Does your State intend to pursue cooperation in:

[ Article 15 ]

Exchange of information on conventional arms transfers [Article 15.1, 15.2, and 15.3]
Cooperative measures to prevent diversion [Article 15.4] Do not know
Widest measure of assistance in investigations, prosecutions and judicial proceedings [Article 15.5]
Measures to prevent corruption [Article 15.6] Do not know
Development of best practices and lessons learned [Article 15.7] Do not know
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
1. Does your State require assistance to implement the provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty?

[ Article 16.1 ]

No
2. Does your State require:

[ Article 16.1 ]

Legal assistance No
Legislative assistance, including model legislation No
Assistance for institution building No
Technical assistance No
Financial assistance No
Material assistance No
Stockpile management assistance No
Disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration assistance No
Assistance with effective practices for implementation No
Other (please specify below) No
3. Is your State in a position to provide assistance to other States to enable implementation of the provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty?

[ Articles 16.1, 16.2, and 16.3 ]

If yes, please answer question 4. If no, please go straight to question 5. Yes
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
4. Is your State in a position to provide:

[ Article 16.1 ]

Legal assistance No
Legislative assistance, including model legislation Yes
Assistance for institution building No
Technical assistance Yes
Financial assistance No
Material assistance No
Stockpile management assistance No
Disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration assistance No
Assistance with effective practices for implementation Yes
Other (please specify below) No
5. Please provide information on any additional needs required to implement the ATT, particularly with regard to legal, licensing, customs, awareness raising and enforcement of sanctions, reporting, and transparency

[ Articles 16.1 and 16/2 ]

6. Please provide information on any specific assistance programs that your State has provided that may help others implement the ATT, particularly with regard to legal, licensing, customs, awareness raising and enforcement of sanctions, reporting, and transparency

[ Articles 16.1 and 16.2 ]

Ireland will provide a grant of €150,000 to UNSCAR in 2014
7. Please provide information on specific assistance your State has received through the United Nations, international, regional, subregional or national organizations, non-governmental organizations, or on a bilateral basis that could be considered relevant for ATT implementation

[ Article 16.2 ]

1. Has your State already signed the Arms Trade Treaty?
Yes
2. Has your State already ratified the Arms Trade Treaty?
Yes
3. Is your State preparing to sign the Arms Trade Treaty in the next two years?
N/A
4. Is your State preparing to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty in the next two years?
N/A
5. Will/Has your State forumalted one or more reservations upon ratification?

[ Article 25.1 ]

If yes, please provide a description of your reservation(s). No
6. Please provide any other information you would like to share.