Prof Derek O’Keefe of NUI Galway: ‘We’ve shown it can be done safely with the right professionals.’ Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

A drone has been used to deliver diabetes medication to the Aran Islands, the first time in the world that the technology has been used for diabetes m(...)

File image of a drone. File photograph: Getty Images

The delivery of crucial medicine by drone from Galway to the Aran Islands has been hailed as a first which could be lifesaving in an emergency. The s(...)

‘This programme aligns with our commitment to maintaining our position as a leading investor in safety and innovation in the Irish aviation industry,’ said IAA chief executive Peter Kearney. Photograph: Getty Images

Air travel start-ups supported by a €2 million programme whose backers include safety regulator the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) are close to commer(...)

Most complaints are made by people living on Dublin’s northside in areas located on or close to flight paths, including The Ward, Portmarnock and St Margaret’s. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of repeat objectors are responsible for an almost-tenfold increase in complaints about noise from aircraft using Dublin Airport in the first (...)

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt at this week’s ITV Conservative leadership debate.

An ITV face-off between Tory leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt this week left Tánaiste Simon Coveney with his head in his hands. On(...)

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” by 2040

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” b(...)

A Royal Australian Air Force aircraft searches for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean in 2014

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has invested €30 million in a system that could potentially save lives by pinpointing an aircraft’s location anywhe(...)

Áine O’Gorman, Ireland’s first female air traffic conroller with Gráinne Cronin, Aer Lingus’ first female pilot pictured at the air traffic control tower at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Dubliner Áine O’Gorman did her Leaving Cert in 1979 she thought she might get a job with the civil service. At first she worked in the accounts d(...)

An Aer Lingus plane lands at Dublin Airport. Minister for Transport Shane Ross has published draft laws to change how the State regulates air travel. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has published draft laws to change how the State regulates air travel. Mr Ross wants to move responsibility for reg(...)

Should Manna  secure licensing approval, it will become the guinea pig of a fledgling industry – autonomous drone flight.

The drone company that hopes to begin fast-food deliveries later this year has announced a partnership that will give customers access to more than 1,(...)

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