Ralph James

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 Capt. Julie Garland, chairperson, Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland, Paschal O’Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Ralph James, Director of Safety Regulation, Irish Aviation Authority at the inaugural UAAI Open Day ‘Meet the Drones’at Weston Airport, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In September, 1945 one and a half million New Yorkers got an impromptu day off thanks to striking elevator operators. The industrial action over pay a(...)

Drones Data X Conference heard Ireland is well-regarded in the field of drone regulation. There are 138 companies with special operating permits that allow them use drones outside of normal guidelines. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) decided against bringing Ireland’s first prosecution against drone users because it felt the criminal sancti(...)

Since December 21st, drone registration has been mandatory in accordance with the Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rockets Order (statutory instrument) S.I. 563 of 2015. File photograph:  Carlo Allegri/Reuters

There are now 1,200 registered drones in Ireland, the Department of Transport has confirmed. Since December 21st, drone registration has been mandat(...)

All flying drones over 1kg must be registered with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) from Monday. Ireland is one of the first countries in Europe t(...)

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(...)

DJI’s mid-range ‘Inspire’ drone which retails for about €3,500: While drones have not yet manifested themselves in large numbers at public events, it may only be a matter of time

It’s Saturday afternoon at the Aviva. As Ireland and Wales emerge on the sun-bleached pitch to see out this Six Nations Championship, the crowd ris(...)

An Aer Corps helicopter lands to extract an injured soldier during an excercise in which 129 Defence Forces soldiers from the 44 Infantry Group entered the final phase of intense training in preparation for their forthcoming deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force, (UNDOF) based in the Golan Heights region of Syria. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The situation in Syria facing a new deployment of Irish troops travelling there in coming weeks is volatile and can worsen at any time and wit(...)

Commodore Mark Mellett will become the most senior Naval Irish Officer in the history of the State when he takes over his appointment as Deputy Chief of Staff (Support) of the Defence Forces.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has promoted a Naval Service leader to the position of Defence Forces deputy chief of staff for the first time in th(...)