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Compulsory registration of drones commences in Ireland

                                                  The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) yesterday announced a new drone regulation which includes the mandatory registration of all drones weighing 1kg or more from Monday, 21st December 2015. The use of drones worldwide is expanding rapidly and there are estimated to be between 4,000 – 5,000 drones already in use in Ireland. Ireland has taken a proactive role in this fast emerging area and is currently one of only a handful of EU Member states that has legislation governing the use of drones. The new legislation is intended to further enhance safety within Ireland and specifically addresses the safety challenges posed by drones. The IAA encourages all drone operators to take part in training courses which are available through a number of approved drone training organisations. Mr Ralph James, IAA Director of Safety Regulation said "Ireland is already recognized worldwide as a centre of excellence for civil aviation and the