The Transport Minister says the government is working with Dublin Airport, to take action against illegal drone activity.
It follows three days of disruption, with flights suspended for 45 minutes last night.
Speaking on his way into Cabinet this morning, the Transport Minister Eamon Ryan anyone flying a drone near the airport is “taking a huge risk with their own liberty”.
We're now calling on the Dept of Transport under @EamonRyan to step up and take action pic.twitter.com/lvdp9pdJF0
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) February 4, 2023
He said Government is working with the airport on the issue.
“We’re working with the airport because it is against the law,” he said.
“It is causing huge disruption and whatever means of supporting the airport, we are going to have to make sure they are not disrupting flights.”
Minister Ryan said Gardaí “have a particular role to play” in response.
“We are sitting down with the airport and looking at all the different mechanisms,” he said.
“It is very hard to do with the scale of the airport and the size of a drone but the Gardai also have a particular role.
“Anyone doing this, obviously, is subject to arrest and that is certainly the best way of stopping it. [Showing] People they are taking a huge risk with their own liberty.”
In a tweet last night, the DAA reminded the public that it is illegal to fly drones within five kilometres of the airport.