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# Weapons

This year
# Courts
Gun enthusiast found with 'ammunition factory' of bullet heads, cartridges and gunpowder
Gavin Blanchfield was given a six-year suspended sentence today.
Last year
# Weapons
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.
# Russia
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.
# Weapons
Interpol warns of flood of illicit arms after Ukraine war
The fear is that the influx of weapons will empower organised crime groups.
# Ukraine
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.”
# tests
South Korea's military says North Korea fired ballistic missile
Despite biting sanctions, North Korea has doubled down on its military modernisation drive.
# Weapons
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.
# Weapons
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.
# Neutrality
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.
# Longford
Weapons and illegal cigarettes found in Longford garda search
The weapons included knives, a tomahawk style hatchet, pepper spray and a baton.
All time
# Weapons
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.
# Dundalk
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.
# Seizure
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
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”.
# avangard
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.
# weapons test
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.
# Terror Attack
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.
# West Belfast
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
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.
# O'Devaney Gardens
Builders find weapons during Dublin works
Gardaí said that there had been no arrests.
# Starvation
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.
# Invincible
'Listen to us now': Vladimir Putin says Russia now has 'invincible' weapons
Putin made the comments during his state of the nation speech today.
# Contraband
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.
# florida shooting
Trump tweets support for NRA - but backs raising gun possession age to 21
He made the comments on Twitter.
# Rathcoole
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 Korea
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.
# North Korea
Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions
Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.
# Afghanistan
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.
# irish neutrality
Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year
427 applications have been approved.
# Going Nuclear
North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?
The Hwasong-14 ICBM could apparently reach Alaska.
# London
Man found with knives arrested near UK Houses of Parliament
Met police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
# armed to the teeth
Handguns, submachine guns and ammunition all seized in major weapons haul
The find was made in Cabra in Dublin.
# Armagh
Police find weapons stash with some items "ready to use"
Police said the items were in the “advanced stages of readiness”.
# guardians of the peace
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.
# Laois
Gardaí uncover firearms and suspicious devices after stop and search
The discovery was made earlier this evening in Co Laois.
# Naughty Korea
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.”
# Guns and Ammo
These weapons are just some of those seized from "focused" dissident republicans in the last few years
Gardaí believe the groups are still recruiting.
'I surprised my mum when I told her I’m more afraid of visiting home in the US than living here'
Incidents of gun violence have become so commonplace back home that I can’t remember a time when we could go a full week without hearing about a shooting.
# Newcastle
Teenager who planned massacre at his former college jailed for life
Jurors were told the “cold and detached” former student held a grudge against the college after he was thrown off a course.
# 12110 eldorado avenue
Police find 3,714 knives, a shrine and fake body parts during terrifying arrest
Police in Brooksville, Florida came across a horrifying scene at a mobile home on Tuesday night.