Romeo Durscher of DJI and Declan Mallen of IFLY Technology, guest speakers at the Drones and Data Conference in Westport. Photograph: Conor McKeown

If Santa Claus opts for drones over reindeer for deliveries this Christmas, he will only be permitted to use Irish airspace if he is on the State’s re(...)

Jay Bregman, former Hailo chief executive, thinks Ireland is “well poised” to be a market leader in drones.

Jay Bregman, former Hailo chief executive, thinks Ireland is “well poised” to be a market leader in drones, or autonomous unpiloted flying machines, h(...)

Jay Bregman, co-founder of Hailo: “What we see happening and what we hope for is that as the market for these taxi applications becomes more established there will be a harmonised policy standard across the countries, regions and the world, which will make it much easier to regulate apps that are licensed.”

When Hailo launched in Ireland in 2012, Jay Bregman and his co-founders didn’t think it would prove to be quite as successful as it later proved to be(...)