New Services for members.

We have recently been examining ways of bringing extra value to members by virtue of their membership of the Association. consequently we are pleased to announce a number of additional member services which we have arranged.


We have arranged a preferential rate members mortgage scheme with irish Permanent Building society. This cover new and second hand house purchase and comes along with an attractive legal fees package arranged with the Associations solicitors.

Credit Cards.

The Association has arranged with MBNA International Bank for the introduction of an NARGC affinity Visa card. Through this the members will gain through lower interest rates and bank credit card fees. The card will carry the NARGC logo and an image of the Irish Habitat Conservation Stamp. In addition the Habitat Stamp programme will receive royalties at no cost to the card user each time a card account is opened, renewed or when the card is used. Naturally we urge all members who are thinking of getting a credit card to get this one or switch from their current credit card to this one.

Mobile Phones.

In conjunction with Esat Digifone members can avail of a Nokia 3110 with 3 hours talk time/95 hours standby, free connection to the network, free leather case and free in car charger for IR£34.99. This represents a saving to the member of IR£130.00.
To avail of this service call 1850 414 086.
This offer expires on July 31st.

To find out full details on the above member services and the upcoming Car Purchase/Home improvements loan service contact the NARGC office

Judicial Review.

The judicial review initiated in 1996 by the NARGC against the ministers for Arts and Justice concerning the administration of legislation for the provision of hunting licences for out of state shooters was heard in the High Court over three days in May. Reserved judgement is awaited. Our core claim is that the ministers are not satisfying themselves as the Gardai do with Irish citizens as to the suitability of foreign applicants for hunting and firearms licenses as required by the Wildlife and Firearms acts. At the beginning of the case the State conceded to the court that it had been in breach of the acts up to June 1996 and it was conceding costs up to that point.
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