HC Deb 02 July 1917 vol 95 c747
40. Major NEWMAN

asked whether any Order relative to the carrying of firearms by unauthorised persons has, within the past year been, under the Defence of the Realm Act, extended to any part of Ireland; and, if not, whether such Order will be now made applicable, in view of the danger from indiscriminate shooting caused to individuals not directly concerned in the faction fights that are in progress in various parts of the country?


An Order was issued by the competent military authority on 17th July, 1916, applying Regulation 33 A of Defence of the Realm Regulations to Ireland. The Regulation prohibits the carrying of firearms by unauthorised persons.