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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Drones

Last month
January 2023
# 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
2022
# 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”.
# danger danger
'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires
Yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day that the Defence Forces deployed the Air Corps to assist firefighting operations.
# Future Focus
Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway
Oh, and… hello flying robots.
# eye in the sky
The government is going to use drones to crack down on illegal dumping
Local authorities and community groups can now apply for funding under the initiative.
# Drones
Drunk droning in the US state of New Jersey is now illegal
Infractions can be punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 (€815) fine.
# be careful
Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it
There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.
# Flying High
Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced
Experts say the popularity of these devices in both commercial and domestic markets has skyrocketed in recent years.
# surfer safety
Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack
“The reason the drone is so important is sometimes we can’t see over the waves,” a surfing representative said.
# bonfires
Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween
It will also use a live feed showing bonfires and other incidents similar to the one used for Storm Ophelia.
# Drones
Drones banned from flying over Trevor Deely search site
Gardaí have been searching the site in Dublin 20 since Saturday.
# floating ideas
Futuristic 'drone ports' are one way of redesigning empty shopping centres
As the e-commerce sector grows, the ‘drone port’ could make deliveries easier for companies.