A drone nearly collided with a jet at Heathrow airport last December: many drone operators – both recreational and commercial – are ignorant of regulations or deliberately flout them.  Photograph: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Long-awaited rules on drone use, issued last week by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), will clear the way for greater business activities with the(...)

The Air Accident Investigation Unit report said the pilot and the passenger launched from a ridge near Lough Bray Lower after which the pilot encountered what he described as the most aggressive turbulence he has experienced in his 14 years of flying.  File photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has been advised to review compliance by paragliding operators with laws after an accident in Co Wicklow where two (...)

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney has cautioned against “a knee jerk reaction” to an incursion into Irish controlled air space by two Russian military aircraft earlier this week. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney has cautioned against “a knee jerk reaction” to an incursion into Irish controlled air space by two Russian milita(...)

The Government has said the use of  airspace controlled by the Irish Aviation Authority by two Russian bomber jets on Wednesday is unacceptable. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has labelled the use of Irish-controlled airspace by two Russian bomber airplanes on Wednesday as unacceptable.A joint statement releas(...)

Children who receive drones for Christmas will have to follow existing guidelines, the Irish Aviation Authority has said. Photograph: Getty Images

For kids who unwrap their Christmas presents to find brand new drones, safety may be the last thing on their minds.But that is exactly what the Irish (...)

It was the third time this year that vegetables and flowers forced flights to divert to Shannon after fire alarms went off

A fire alarm activated by vegetables forced the crew of a transatlantic passenger jet to declare an emergency and divert to Shannon Airport. It was th(...)

The HSE plans to build the new hospital facility on the grounds of St Ita’s Hospital in Portrane, north County Dublin, near the village of Donabate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Councillors from north Dublin have voiced concerns over plans to build a new mental health hospital in the region.Fingal County Council discussed the (...)

Etihad’s engine change record It must be the association with Formula 1 racing that has speeded up Etihad Airways, as it has just broken the wor(...)

Judgments: key cases in brief

DPP did not have to give reasons for decision not to prosecute an alleged child pornographer Marques vs DPP (2014) IEHC 443 (High Court, Edwards J, Se(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald visits  College Ireland Aviation Services (CIAS), in Weston Airport, Co Dublin, which was marking its first intake of 35 cadet pilots from the Gulf airline Etihad. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish and British governments will shortly launch a joint visa programme enabling tourists and other visitors from outside the European Union to (...)