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# Drones

Last month
May 2023
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine claims gains around embattled Bakhmut, but admits Russian progress
Deputy Defence Minister Ganna Malyar said Ukraine had wrested back about 20 square kilometres around Bakhmut.
# London
London's Gatwick Airport forced to divert flights due to drone activity
12 flights were diverted to surrounding airports including London Stansted.
This year
# Drones
Dublin Airport drone accused to face higher court if he contests the case
It’s alleged that Brills intentionally interfered with the operation of air navigation facilities at Dublin Airport by operating a drone in the 300-metre critical area.
# Careful Now
Gardaí and DAA share leaflets warning people not to fly drones near Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport has been closed six times in the past two months as a result of drones entering the airspace.
# surveillance drone
Pentagon releases footage of what it says is Russian aircraft dumping fuel on US drone
The 42-second video shows a Russian Su-27 approaching the back of the MQ-9 drone.
Head of Dublin Airport says new drone technology can prevent flight disruption
Kenny Jacobs, chief executive of daa, has also called on the Government to do more to prevent the impact of drones in Irish airspace.
# Drones
Dublin Airport to have counter-drone technology in place in a 'number of weeks', Chambers says
Flight activity in Dublin Airport was briefly suspended on Thursday evening due to illegal drone activity.
# Drones
50-year-old man appears in court relation to Dublin Airport drone incident last month
It is illegal to fly drones within 5km of the airport.
# Disruption
Dublin Airport chief calls for 'draconian' prison sentences for flying drones over airfields
The current maximum sentence in Ireland is seven years, but it’s a life sentence in the UK.
# Dublin Airport
Ministers meet aviation officials and gardaí over repeated drone disruption at Dublin Airport
Illegal drone activity at the airfield once again brought operations to a halt yesterday.
# Dublin Airport
Ryanair calls for government intervention as flights diverted from Dublin due to drones
Flights were also diverted yesterday for a short time due to a drone sighting.
# Airstrikes
Russia will step up exploding drone attacks on Ukraine, Zelenskyy says
The Institute for the Study of War said Vladimir Putin is looking to strengthen support for his strategy among key voices in Russia.
# Kyiv
Russia says more than 60 soldiers killed in Ukrainian strike
However, Kyiv said that nearly 400 Russian troops were killed in Makiivka.
# Ukraine
Russia's New Year raids on Ukraine kill four and wound dozens
The head of the Kyiv police posted a picture of wreckage of a downed drone that featured the words “Happy New Year” in Russian.
Last year
# Korea
Seoul says warning shots were fired after North Korean drone enters territory
South Korea fired warning shots and deployed fighter jets and attack helicopters.
# War in Ukraine
Iran admits sending Russia drones but says before Ukraine war
Kyiv and its Western allies have accused Russia of using Iranian-made drones to carry out attacks.
# Ukraine
What are ‘kamikaze’ Shahed drones and how do they work?
In Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, drones have cemented their reputation as a potent, hard-to-stop and cost-effective weapon.
All time
# Courts
Man due to appear in court following drone and drugs seizure in Portlaoise
The man in his 20s was arrested by gardaí on Wednesday.
# disinfection
Coronavirus: Irish researchers develop drone that can deliver UV light to disinfect public spaces
The drones could be used at night time to sterilise empty trains, buses and restaurants.
# eye in the sky
Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months
It’s the second year drones will be used to monitor designated ‘hot spots’ across regions of Dublin, Wicklow and the Midlands.
# Deeptech
'This is the most fun business on the planet, the most difficult but the most fun'
How Bobby Healy plans to put food delivery drones in Irish skies in 2020 with Manna.
# Startups and tech
Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020
AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.
# Startups and tech
Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020
AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.
# Flying High
Irish Aviation Authority warns drone users to follow the rules or face 'very serious consequences'
There are a number of regulations associated with using drones in Ireland and they must be registered with the IAA.
# Startup Scout
This startup's drones are getting ready for take off from Clare
In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.
# response
US says 'Iranian attack' on Saudi oil facilities was 'act of war'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the comments when arriving in the Saudi city of Jeddah.
# Drones
Police arrest five people over plans to shut down Heathrow airport with drones
A campaign by Heathrow Pause – an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion – was planned for this morning.
# Startups and tech
Bobby Healy's Manna plans to bring the drone food delivery service live in Ireland this year
The autonomous drone startup is getting ready to come out of ‘dark mode’.
# Dublin Airport
Flyers distributed to plane spotters as Dublin Airport seeks to prevent drone incidents
Flights were temporarily suspended at Dublin Airport 21 February due to a drone sighting.
# Prime Numbers
How many minutes did Dublin Airport shut down for due to a drone sighting? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The percentage of people who would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime.
# Your Say
Poll: Should it be mandatory to register all drones?
Dublin Airport yesterday temporarily suspended all flights for 30 minutes due to the sighting of a drone.
# Gavin Williamson
UK plans drone 'swarm squadrons' after Brexit, says defence secretary
Gavin Williamson said Britain must strengthen its global presence after Brexit.
# Up In The Air
Special meeting of 'risk group' to assess threat of drone use near Irish airports
The meeting was called following possible drone activity at two London airports.
# Heathrow
Anyone found guilty of operating drone at airfield 'could face life sentence', Met Police says
Departures from Heathrow Airport were suspended temporarily yesterday following a suspected drone sighting.
# Drones
Sussex chief: Some drone sightings at Gatwick may have been of police drones
Over 100,000 people were left stranded at the airport a few days before Christmas because of a reported drone sighting.
# Travel Chaos
Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick
Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.
# grounded
People told to report illegal use of drones amid concerns Irish airport could be hit like Gatwick
Hundreds of flights were cancelled and more than 100,000 passengers affected.
# Thermal Imaging
Civil Defence volunteers receive drone licenses, will help find missing people
There are 20 drones available throughout the country.
# Future Focus
Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future
From data theft to using remote-controlled flying machines.
# Banned
Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit
The Air Corps said that “if you use a drone in the Dublin area you may be acting illegally”.