We’re proud to announce that today’s Gazette newspaper contains a pull-out supplement on Irish Airsoft, featuring articles by community members and advertising by leading Airsoft venues and retailers. We think it looks very well, and hope you can pick up a copy of the newspaper today. See http://www.gazettegroup.com/circul.htm for locations where you can [...]
Hobby Airsoft was presented with its certificate of affiliation to the Irish Airsoft Association today. Hobby Airsoft is one of the country’s fastest growing Airsoft suppliers and announced today that it has secured a wide range of G&G, King Arms and Marui stock.
IAA affiliation is a recognition that a high standard of [...]
The phasing in of the sections of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous provisions) Bill 2009 into Irish law will commence later today. It will begin with section 40. 9(A) 9(B) and 9(C). They will officially become law, although 9(B), requirement for permission to operate a venue where RIF will be used and 9(C) requirement for permission [...]
The IAA is delighted to announce it has secured Irish Airsoft’s position on the GetActive.ie website. GetActive.ie is Ireland’s online sport, health and fitness community. They have a number of directories to help you live an active and healthy lifestyle, and also provide fun, informative social networking features that allow members to interact [...]
Along similar lines to our recommendations for RIF retail, the IAA were asked to submit proposals for guidelines for district superintendent permission for the operation of venues. These guidelines would be used by District Superintendents in order to determine if a venue is suitable and does not impose on public safety.
This document was submitted last [...]
In communications with the Department of Justice, we discussed the implementation timeline of the Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, specifically the issue of when the restrictions on importation of RIF will take effect. The department currently has no hard and fast dates for this but the thinking behind it is that it cannot be brought in [...]
We are delighted to announce that Hobby Airsoft has been awarded IAA affiliation, after they successfully met all IAA standards. The final stage of the affiliation process was ratified at our committee meeting this week.
Hobby Airsoft is Ireland’s only Cybergun and King Arms wholesale distributor and supplies much of the community with their [...]
A number of media outlets have been in contact for a statement regarding the recent incident in Cloonlara Drive in Finglas, where an An Post employee was shot with an ‘air rifle’ while delivering post in the area.
We have been in contact with the Garda press office, who have stated that no device has been [...]
The Irish Airsoft Association is the National Governing Body for the sport of airsoft in the Republic of Ireland. We work with government agencies such as the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, An Garda Síochána, Customs and the national sports administration authorities to safeguard and advance airsoft in Ireland. We are also the [...]
The IAA have submitted their recommendations for Replica Imitation Firearms (RIF) retail regulations in Ireland to the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. A copy can be found here.
This document has been vetted and approved by the 13 dedicated Airsoft businesses we are currently affiliated with, and represents the prevailing opinion of the Airsoft [...]