Transport Minister Eamon Ryan is to meet with the daa and the Irish Aviation Authority after a number of flights were diverted to Shannon last night following drone sightings at Dublin Airport.
Ryanair flight FR-225 from Budapest and Emirates flight EK-163 from Dubai entered holding patterns for a time before finally opting to divert to Shannon.
Another Ryanair flight diverted to Belfast.
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Dublin Airport itself has called for new legislation and a state agency responsible for technology to counter drones.
Speaking at Ryanair’s Operations Centre in Dublin last night, Michael O’Leary demanded action from the Transport Minister.