Countryside Alliance Ireland

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Working for the future of hunting.

Our relentless campaigning has guaranteed that we continue to enjoy our rural activity. We continue to work tirelessly to protect your sport and we use our resources wisely.

Promoting and defending shooting for future generations

We are part of an award-winning organisation that uses its political, PR and campaigning skills to get the very best results for everyone who enjoys shooting. We’re taking shooting seriously – are you?

Working together for the future of Angling

We work in partnership with the Ulster Angling Federation and other Angling organisations to campaign for anglers rights and conservation of wild salmonid stocks. We seek fair access to angling waters for the local Angler. Together we are a strong voice for the conservation of salmon both nationally and internationally


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New Measures Introduced for Ireland’s Firearm Holders

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Countryside Alliance Ireland is delighted that the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has recently announced a series of changes to the firearms licensing system in Ireland. 
This welcome news has been much sought after and has involved a concerted effort from all parties.  Countryside Alliance Ireland would especially like to take this opportunity to thank our members and the wider public who responded to the Department’s consultation and submitted their views.  Every correspondence counts and we commend all those who made the effort.

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Douglas Butler

Sad passing of Douglas Butler

Monday, 28 September 2015

We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of CAI Board member and dear friend Douglas Butler.  Douglas was a stouthearted defender of countrysports and a lifelong and passionate shooting man.


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Firearm certificate renewals – get them in on time

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

In order to assist the PSNI’s Firearms and Explosives Branch, CAI is urging members to submit their firearm certificate renewal applications at least six weeks prior to the date of expiry shown on their current firearm certificate. 

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Gun in Heather

NI leading country sports organisations reach agreement on firearm fees and the banded system

Friday, 7 August 2015

We are delighted to advise that agreement has been reached on firearms fees and a banded system for rifles between an alliance of shooting and rural organisations, the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). The rural organisations include Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI), The British Association for Shooting and Conservation, (BASC) and the Gun Trade Guild NI (GTG NI).

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