Explosive chemicals that are highly reactive in nature, containing a great amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion if released suddenly which his is usually accompanied by the production of light, heat, sound, and pressure and can cause a lot of damage to the surroundings.

Explosives chemicals include pyrotechnic chemicals and articles used in fireworks, concerts and events, and those intended to be used as explosives, such in mining and in ammunition. Explosives are strictly controlled and a person may not import, store or manufacture explosives in Ireland without a license issued by the Department of Justice and Equality.

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