Anti-drone technology is expected to be in operation at Dublin Airport within weeks.
Government ministers are due to sign off on plans for Dublin Airport Authority to buy and install the equipment to prevent illegal drone activity near the airport.
Thousands of passengers had flights delayed or diverted in recent weeks due to illegal drone use.
It will take time before the equipment is installed and staff are trained to use it.
The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, says once the new system is set up at Dublin Airport, government attention will move to prevent illegal drone use in other areas.
"We also need to look at a more strategic way right across the State, not just in our airports, but across a whole range of other infrastructure as to how we police and monitor and manage drone activity.
"That bigger project will take slightly longer.
"But first things first, we need to sort out the problem at Dublin Airport, and I think the Dublin Airport Authority is going to have a critical role in making sure that happens".