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Experts to assess threat of drones around Irish airports

News Summed Up 2019-01-10 05:30:00

An expert group is to carry out a detailed risk assessment of the threat of drones around our airports after meeting with the Transport Minister. According to the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) there are more than 11,000 drones registered in Ireland. Drone users are not allowed fly drones close to airports as there is already a five-kilometre exclusion zone. He has convened a meeting of the National Civil Aviation Threat and Risk Group to discuss Irish vigilance on the issue. Fine Gael senator Neale Richmond also said it is vital that the public are assured that we have the capacity to deal with any potential drone disturbances at Irish airports swiftly.