In Ireland, all drones weighing over 1kg will need to be registered with the Irish Aviation Authority. Photograph:  Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images

Drones are predicted (as last year) to be one of the top-selling Christmas gifts this year. Depending on your view of drones – and most people are not(...)

The advent of drone tech gives rise to a number of difficult legal questions

Late last month, the Irish Aviation Authority published the first draft of its proposed Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rocket Order. The legisl(...)

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(...)

Russian tourists arriving at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport this week. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised against all nonessential travel to Egypt, citing a heightened risk of targeted attacks against foreigner(...)

Tourists play in the water at the Regency Plaza resort in Sharm el-Sheikh on Thursday. Photograph: David Degner/Getty Images

At least 179 Irish people are known to be in Egypt as British and Irish flights in the area have been suspended amid terrorism fears. The Department o(...)

Part of the wreckage of the Airbus A321 that crashed on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board. Photograph:  Maxim Grigoriev/EPA

A top American intelligence official has said that “no direct evidence” had yet emerged pointing to terrorism being involved in Saturday’s crash of a(...)

File picture of the crashed Airbus, which  was covered by the 2002 agreement. Photograph: Reuters/Kim Philipp Piskol

Responsibility for monitoring the maintenance of the Irish-registered Airbus that crashed in Egypt on Saturday rested with the Russian authorities (...)

People lay flowers at the Russian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus in memory of the 224 people killed in an air crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Safety documentation for the Airbus A321 that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula at the weekend, killing all 224 people on board, was checked by th(...)

An Ethiopian Airlines flight had to dump thousands of litres of fuel and return to Dublin after they experienced engine problems over the Atlantic.File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

The crew of a US-bound jet was forced to dump thousands of litres of fuel and return to Dublin after they experienced engine problems over the Atlanti(...)

Members of the Garda technical team are seen during the examination of an Aer Lingus flight at Cork Airport on which a man (24) died. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí investigating the death of a 24-year-old man who collapsed on board an Aer Lingus flight are hoping a postmortem on Monday will establish how h(...)