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# Irish Aviation Authority

This year
Irish Aviation Authority launches investigation into use of drone near scene of Clonmel tragedy
An IAA spokesperson said it was an ‘invasion of privacy and posed a flight safety risk’.
Air policing deal between Ireland and UK signed off without ministerial signature
Controversy broke out last week as opposition TDs asked for clarity on the supposed deal with the RAF.
Last year
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
Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers
Kieran Mulvey will lead the talks to solve the industrial relations row between management and air traffic controllers.
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.
Irish air traffic controllers warn of 'disruption' to air travel in letter to minister
The air traffic controllers have raised safety concerns around rostering.
Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.
US says 'no basis' to ban Boeing 737 Max jets despite Ireland and rest of EU grounding planes
Two deadly crashes involving the model of plane have happened in the past five months.
Explainer: Why are aviation officials grounding the Boeing 737 Max across Europe?
Authorities around the world have grounded the Boeing Max 737 following a crash on Sunday.
Knock-on delays at Dublin Airport after radar system fault
Flights going in and out of Dublin Airport were suspended for approximately an hour.
'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.
'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations
The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.
'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.
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.
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.
TD stops pilots from giving testimony after they raise problems with aviation regulator
The chair of the Oireachtas Transport Committee adjourned the meeting to a later date.
Aviation regulator found out about Ryanair's flight cancellations through social media
Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary was invited to the committee meeting today, but declined to attend.
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.
Good news: Santa gets all-clear to fly in Irish airspace
There were fears Storm Barbara could have interfered with Santa’s travel plans.
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.
Getting a drone for Christmas? What you need to know about the new rules
Between 4 –5,000 drones are thought to already be in use in Ireland.
Terrifying video shows landing aborted at the last minute
The plane was seen attempting the landing in Cork Airport yesterday.
There's now strong evidence pointing to a bomb on doomed Russian plane
The news comes as there were angry scenes at Sharm el-Sheikh airport as tourists remain grounded.
Travelling to Spain this week? We may have bad news for you...
There are four air traffic strikes planned in the coming days.
Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland
The Minister for Defence was speaking in the Dáil today.
Irish parachutists given out to for breaking rules on apartheid
The Minister for Foreign Affairs was afraid their participation would give the wrong impression of where Ireland stood on the apartheid issue.
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.
Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk
The Irish Aviation Authority has told it is ‘closely monitoring’ the situation.
Did Alan Shatter really cheat death at Dublin Airport yesterday?
The former justice minister reportedly had a lucky escape yesterday…
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.
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.
Varadkar waives fees and charges for Santa as mystery surrounds time he'll reach Ireland
The Transport Minister has confirmed that the Irish Aviation Authority has waived fees and charges for the big fella…
Electronic device use permitted on US flights, but what about Irish flights?
Passengers on US flights will be allowed use laptops, tablets, mobiles and smart phones throughout the duration of their flight.
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”.
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.
Pilots' group insists Ryanair safety claims were not fabricated
Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of a documentary that aired the results of a survey by the group last night.
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.
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.
DAA spends €7k painting fire engine green... then repaints it red
Dublin Airport Authority took the ‘green jersey’ approach with one of its fire engines before a decision was made to revert to the more traditional colours after issues with air traffic control visibility.
Irish Aviation Authority working on behalf of trainee pilots
The group of Irish pilots are stranded in Florida and face losing up to €85,000 each.