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# Weapons

This month
September 2023
North Korea's Kim Jong Un en route to Russia in armoured train to meet Vladimir Putin
Experts suggest Putin is seeking artillery shells and antitank missiles from North Korea for Moscow’s war on Ukraine.
This year
Plans at an advanced stage to issue armed gardaí with more modern taser weapons
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The new devices will be issued to specialist armed gardaí in the Armed Support Units nationwide and the national Emergency Response Unit.
Zelenskyy thanks Germany for weapons pledge as Ukraine captures outskirts of Bakhmut
Germany unveiled a new military package for Kyiv worth €2.7 billion, as Zelenskyy made his first visit to Germany since Russia’s invasion.
US accuses South Africa of providing weapons to Russia
South Africa which denies the allegation, has refused to condemn the invasion of Ukraine.
Gun enthusiast found with 'ammunition factory' of bullet heads, cartridges and gunpowder
Gavin Blanchfield was given a six-year suspended sentence today.
Last year
North Korea fires ‘more than 20’ missiles, including one close to South Korean territory
South Korea issued an air raid alert amid the escalated hostilities in the region.
Ukraine PM visits Berlin, seeking more weapons
Denys Shmyhal is the first high-level Ukrainian official to visit Germany in months, in a sign of eased tensions between Kyiv and Berlin.
Interpol warns of flood of illicit arms after Ukraine war
The fear is that the influx of weapons will empower organised crime groups.
Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine
Acknowledging the billions of dollars already spent by the United States, Biden said “caving to aggression is even more costly.”
South Korea's military says North Korea fired ballistic missile
Despite biting sanctions, North Korea has doubled down on its military modernisation drive.
Russia warns US of 'consequences' of sending Ukraine more military aid
In a diplomatic note, Moscow warned the US and NATO against sending the “most sensitive” weapons to Ukraine.
US seeks tighter UN sanctions after North Korea missile test
North Korea appeared to test-fire its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date this week.
TD calls for Ireland to provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine
Cathal Berry argued that the public mood has “utterly changed” in the past 48 hours.
Weapons and illegal cigarettes found in Longford garda search
The weapons included knives, a tomahawk style hatchet, pepper spray and a baton.
All time
United Nations report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo
A private security contractor supplied mercenaries and weapons to a Libyan commander who fought to overthrow the government.
Three men charged and weapons seized after public order incident in Dundalk
They are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this afternoon.
Gardaí seize guns and ammunition in targeted gangland search in north Dublin
Gardaí say the seizure was made in a rural area of north County Dublin last night.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares end to test moratoriums and threatens 'new' weapon
The US was swift to respond, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging Kim to “take a different course”.
New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound
The weapon can make sharp manoeuvres en route to its target, making it harder to intercept.
Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US
This comes as Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.
Bill to tighten New Zealand's gun laws passes by 119 votes to one
One MP had wanted to stall the legislation but missed his chance when he arrived late after spending too long explaining his plan to the media.
Weapons believed to belong to the New IRA explode in back garden boiler fire
“This is simply reckless and shows a total disregard for the safety of the local residents.”
Macron doubles down on row with Trump and says Europe shouldn't buy US weapons
Macron said the two leaders had spoken about what his office has portrayed as a misunderstanding.
Builders find weapons during Dublin works
Gardaí said that there had been no arrests.
Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country
Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.
'Listen to us now': Vladimir Putin says Russia now has 'invincible' weapons
Putin made the comments during his state of the nation speech today.
Volume of drug seizures in Irish prisons soars by 42%, as over 1,000 recorded last year
557 weapons were also seized in Irish prisons last year.
Trump tweets support for NRA - but backs raising gun possession age to 21
He made the comments on Twitter.
Men found with 'lethal arsenal' of weapons jailed for nine and ten years
The men were found with the cache on 24 January last year.
North Korean 'agent' charged with trying to sell WMD parts in Australia
The alleged agent’s plans did not involve other governments or officials, police said.
Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions
Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.
Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban
The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.
Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year
427 applications have been approved.
North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?
The Hwasong-14 ICBM could apparently reach Alaska.
Man found with knives arrested near UK Houses of Parliament
Met police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Handguns, submachine guns and ammunition all seized in major weapons haul
The find was made in Cabra in Dublin.
Police find weapons stash with some items "ready to use"
Police said the items were in the “advanced stages of readiness”.
Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?
Rank-and-file gardaí will discuss their concerns about armed cover at the Garda Representative Association annual conference.
Gardaí uncover firearms and suspicious devices after stop and search
The discovery was made earlier this evening in Co Laois.
The UN wants "significant measures" after North Korea launches a rocket into space
US Ambassador Samantha Power stressed that fresh sanctions should “break new ground.”