Fireworks and the law

Fireworks can be very dangerous. There are ciminal penalties for possessing, lighting, throwing or selling illegal fireworks.

Some types of fireworks, known as category 1 fireworks, can be sold for use by the general public. A category 1 firework is one which presents a very low hazard and negligible noise level and which is intended for use in confined areas, including indoors.

Find out more about the law on fireworks.

Read the fireworks information notice on the Department of Justice and Equality website.