New legal guidelines that may see extra drones requiring registration are coming into impact in Eire this yr.
House owners of drones right here that weigh greater than 250 grams should register the system.
Beforehand it was solely drones over 1kg that needed to be registered.
In line with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), there are greater than 11,000 drones registered in Eire – up from greater than 8,500 in December 2017.
For the primary time ever, Europe-wide guidelines for the registration and certification of drones have been agreed.
It comes after 1000’s of flights have been disrupted attributable to drone exercise at London’s Gatwick Airport earlier than Christmas.
Eire South MEP Deirdre Clune mentioned individuals who personal and function drones have a accountability to make sure they’re utilized in a cautious method.
“Many individuals may have gotten drones as Christmas presents this yr and shall be maybe trying to buy them within the January gross sales.
“With an exponential year-on-year development of drone-related incidents, it’s fairly clear that drones shall be a serious security problem within the years to come back.
“Drones are a sector of aviation that’s quick creating and gives nice potential to provide new jobs and development.
“The elevated use of drones does nonetheless brings up a variety of authorized and industrial points, together with public security.”
Drones are thought-about to be unmanned plane that are remotely piloted or managed.
Drone registration is obligatory in Eire.