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# Drone

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2022
# Croatia
Drone that crashed in Croatian capital carried a bomb, official says
Nearly 100 parked vehicles were damaged, but no one was injured in the incident on 10 March.
# droning on
All flight operations at Dublin Airport stop for 20 minutes because of drone
“Staff at Dublin Airport and other agencies continue to remain vigilant in relation to drone activity in the vicinity of the airport,” a spokesperson said.
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# Portlaoise
Gardaí arrest man near prison in possession of drone, drugs, and mobile phones
Two cars were also seized by investigating gardaí.
# Dublin
Man electrocuted after trying to retrieve drone from power line
The incident caused power to be suspended in the Cabinteely area of Dublin.
# tensions
Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran
But the President added that he will be Iran’s “best friend” if nuclear weapons are abandoned.
# fire and fury
Trump says US was primed to attack three locations in Iran before he called off mission
The US had reportedly been planning strikes on a number of Iranian targets.
# Castlerea Prison
Man charged after gardaí caught him outside prison in possession of drone, mobiles, and 440 pills
A woman in her 40s has been released without charge.
# Castlerea
Gardaí arrest couple outside prison in possession of drone, cannabis, mobiles, and 440 pills
The drone was in the process of being set up.
# definite sighting
Gardaí investigating after drone sighting at Dublin Airport causes 30-minute flight shutdown
Two flights were diverted to Belfast and one to Shannon during that period.
# Newark
Disruption at major US airport after drone sighting
In December, London’s Gatwick airport was paralysed for 36 hours after a drone sighting.
# Heathrow
Flights resume at Heathrow Airport after suspected drone sighting.
All departures were suspended for around an hour.
# Drone
'Disgusting': Innocent couple arrested over Gatwick drone say they feel violated
The couple was completely innocent.
# Travel Chaos
Couple arrested over Gatwick drone released without charge
The airport is offering a €56,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disruption.
# Shutdown
London Gatwick reopens following drone sighting
More delays have been experienced.
# Travel Chaos
Many Irish flights still affected as first planes begin to leave from Gatwick
It will take some days for services to return to normal after drones caused travel chaos at the busy airport.
# force of nature
Watch: New sinkholes appear next to primary school in Monaghan
New holes have appeared next to Drumgossatt National School in rural Co Monaghan after a local GAA pitch was yesterday struck by the original sinkhole.
# Mayo
An Post delivers its first parcel to an island by drone
It was delivered to Clare Island, Co Mayo.
# Bread shortage
A lad in Clare has offered to fly bread out to his neighbours with a drone
Give this man a medal.
# eye in the sky
The government is going to use drones to crack down on illegal dumping
Local authorities and community groups can now apply for funding under the initiative.
# David O'Sullivan
Images captured during Californian aerial search for missing Corkman being analysed for blue backpack
The plane’s pilot said that the search was coordinated between aerial experts and local search volunteers.
# be careful
Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it
There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.
# Drones
Drones banned from flying over Trevor Deely search site
Gardaí have been searching the site in Dublin 20 since Saturday.
# help from above
Call in the air support: How Dublin Fire Brigade is using drones
The force now has a growing air support unit, ready to be deployed to major incidents.
# Aquila
After a few glitches, Facebook is confident its drones will provide internet to 4 billion people
Around 4 billion people across the world don’t have internet access.
# South Carolina
Man breaks out of high-security prison using wire cutters and a drone
The 46-year-old who was convicted of kidnapping was recaptured at a Texas motel two days later.
# too close
Drone causes flight disruption at Gatwick Airport
Five flights were diverted from the airport – including one BA plane, which was sent to Bournemouth.
# fly my pretties
Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday
# Delivery
Ireland's first legit drone drop landed on a boat at the weekend
The drone delivered medical supplies and food to the boat in Dun Laoghaire.
# from above
Take a drone tour of this ancient hillfort in Donegal
See Grianán of Aileach as you’ve never seen it before.
# New Hampshire
Wedding guests sue groom after being 'hit by drone' at reception
The women say they have suffered permanent physical and emotional injury as a result of the incident.
# dronejacking
Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing
Security experts warn this is the next step for cybercriminals.
# Close Call
Two injured in Toronto plane's near-miss with suspected drone
Two flight attendants on the passenger plane sustained minor injuries.
# The Garden COunty
This stunning drone footage of an autumnal Wicklow is the perfect dose of calm
We could all do with some about now.
# Prank
Some genius used a drone to pull off this truly spooky Harry Potter-esque prank
You can’t just give a Dementor the old one-two.
# US
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying burrito
Chipotle is really taking off after its decision to test burrito delivering drones.
# Cornwall
UK police probe near-miss between drone and passenger plane
The drone flew alongside the plane as it came in to land.
Here's how this Cork man used a drone and some twine to rescue a woman trapped in her toilet
*MacGyver theme song starts*
# Activists
Drone to bring abortion pills across the border to Northern Ireland today
A number of pro-choice activists groups are involved in the flight.
# craggy island
This guy recreated the Father Ted intro with shaky drone footage in Tipperary
Excellent.