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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C


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# eastern tensions
Russia demands 'prompt reply' from Ireland on its position on European security pacts
The clarification is sought in a letter sent to a number of European foreign ministers.
All time
# Irish Aviation Authority
Irish Aviation Authority accuses air traffic controllers of 'an act of sabotage'
Senior managers claimed that air controllers were seeking to undermine the international reputation of the IAA.
# 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.
Every three hours a flight within the EU is threatened by 'unruly' passengers
The Irish Aviation Authority has launched a new campaign to tackle disruptive behaviour on flights.
Major annual air show cancelled due to lack of sponsor
The Foynes Air Show began in 2014 and formed part of the Aviation Ireland 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.
# grounded
'Simple software issue' most likely the cause of last night's Irish airspace closure
Air travel over much of Ireland was suspended for around two hours during a “systems failure” last night.
# 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.
# Motor show madness
5 of the most exciting cars being revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show
The Frankfurt motor show is the largest car show of 2017 and here are some cars making an appearance.
# up up and away
The Irish Air Corps will colour the skies above the Liffey today
The Irish Aviation Authority’s #AviationIreland weekend take place this Saturday and Sunday.
# Delivery
Ireland's first legit drone drop landed on a boat at the weekend
The drone delivered medical supplies and food to the boat in Dun Laoghaire.
# Not so fast
Did you get a drone for Christmas? Don't fly it straight away
You should check a few things first before you go on your maiden flight.
# ho ho hurray
Good news: Santa gets all-clear to fly in Irish airspace
There were fears Storm Barbara could have interfered with Santa’s travel plans.
# Whangaparaoa
VIDEO: Domino's has begun delivering pizzas by drones
Their first delivery took place in New Zealand – but a Russian company says they got there first.
Drones will face new rules to cut risks
“Drones have a place in modern society but they must be regulated,” says Fine Gael MEP.
# Insult
Keith Duffy says he felt sick to his stomach after reading Irish Autism Action comments
The Boyzlife singer says he worked tirelessly for the charity and never asked for, or received, any payment.
# National Pyjama Day
Funds raised through Pyjama Day withheld from Irish Autism Action
Early Childhood Ireland is withholding funds raised for the charity until further notice.
# Data Breach
Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members
The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.
# Safety First
Own a drone or buying one for Christmas? You have to register it from today
And the focus behind the new legislation is very much on safety.
# Come Fly With Me
Turns out flying a drone professionally is more complex than you think...
For one, you’ll need two people if you want to properly capture footage.
# striiiiiike
Travelling to Spain this week? We may have bad news for you...
There are four air traffic strikes planned in the coming days.
# not acceptable
Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland
The Minister for Defence was speaking in the Dáil today.
# You've been warned
'We've told the Russians it's not acceptable to fly in Irish-controlled airspace'
Two Russian military aircraft flew through Irish controlled airspace last month.
# here's the rules
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (No, it's probably a drone)
New guidelines have been issued on using the remotely controlled aircraft.
# Flying High
Lower airfares from Dublin at risk as cold water poured on price plan
Aviation watchdog said airport’s license in danger if lower charges mean security cuts.
# No-Fly Zone
Iceland lowers aviation risk from volcano to orange alert
Iceland’s Meteorological Office said there is no sign of an eruption.
# Flights
N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak
An average of 1,759 flights a day flew in Irish airspace in June, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.
# Taking Flight
Explainer: What are the rules and regulations surrounding drones?
For one, you should refer to them as unmanned aircrafts from here on in.
# Come Fly With Me
There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day
Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.
# Cork Airport
Just one air traffic controller to work night shift at Cork Airport from January
The Irish Aviation Authority said that reduced flight numbers and charges as well as cuts in revenue per flight have made current service levels “unsustainable”.
# FlightFest
Biggest Irish airshow since 1936 to take place next month
FlightFest will see a selection of aircraft, from flying boats to massive cargo planes, fly over the River Liffey next month.
# grounded
Ryanair documentary pilot sacked for "gross misconduct"
John Goss had previously spoken to a newspaper over concerns he had related to the airline’s safety and fuel policies.
# Dispatches
French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary
Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of Dispatches over the safety claims made in Monday night’s programme.
# Dear Michael
Check out Ryanair's heated exchange of letters with 'Dispatches'...
The low-cost carrier has threatened the makers of last night’s Channel 4′s Dispatches programme with court action over claims made about safety.
# Ryanair
IAA criticises Channel 4 over 'misguided attack' on Ryanair
The Dispatches programme, which aired last night, gave details of pilots’ safety concerns, particularly around fuel loads.
# Airline Safety
Ryanair pilots reveal serious concerns about passenger safety
More than 90 per cent of pilots surveyed believe Irish and European aviation authorities should investigate the impact of employment practices on safety.
# funding appeal
Irish Architectural Archive appeal for funds, they even asked NAMA
The organisation holds over 2.5 million architectural drawings and 500,000 photographs of Irish buildings.
# Pigeons
Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free
A recent incident involving pigeons which forced an Aer Lingus plane to abandon its flight to London has highlighted the measures Dublin Airport takes to keep the skies around the runway bird-free.
# Ryanair
Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures
Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.
# Air Travel
Irish authorities in talks with Spain over Ryanair's safety standards
An Irish delegate gave its assurances to Spain about the oversight of Ryanair’s operations.