Danny Kinahan has been elected as the new chairman of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s all-party group on country sports. The group, which was established in January 2013, has had firearms licensing as its main focus for the past year, including looking at application processing delays, the implementing of the firearms dealer’s security specification, and a proposed increase in certificate fees.
Danny Kinahan commented, “I am delighted to have been elected chair of the APG and I very much look forward to working with BASC, the Gun Trade Guild NI and other representative organisations to help develop, foster and promote country sports in Northern Ireland.”
Tommy Mayne, head of BASC NI, said, “Danny Kinahan will be an excellent chairman, he is a very keen shooter who also enjoys many other aspects of country sports. BASC has worked closely with him in the past and we look forward to working with Danny and the APG throughout 2014, to give all involved in country sports in Northern Ireland a voice in the heart of the NI Assembly.”