Explosives are strictly controlled. A person may not import, store or manufacture explosives without a licence. Transport and sale of explosives is also controlled by regulations.
commercial or industrial explosives (such as detonators, boosters, detonating cord, ANFO and cartridged explosives)
propellants (such as shooter’s powder, black powder)
pyrotechnics (such as marine distress flares, industrial pyrotechnic cartridges and fireworks)
Certain substances such as ammonium nitrate, sodium chlorate, potassium nitrate and sodium nitrate also come under the control of the explosives regulations, as they are deemed to be explosives for the purposes of the Act.
Copies of all application forms submitted to the Department of Justice in respect of licences to manufacture Ammonium Nitrate Mixtures should be sent, for information purposes, to the Health and Safety Authority. All applicants must send these copies to:
Inspector of Mines and Quarries
Health and Safety Authority, The Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, D01 K0Y8