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    When you thing about it, if your a terrorist and your happen to inflict disruption rather than terror and death - something like Gatwick is perfect

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    Look at the effort PIRA had to go to in order to shut down Heathrow, and compare it to what it has taken to shut down Gatwick.
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    https://youtu.be/JoD_5-dqOiU

    IAA 24 hours in Irish airspace

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    All departures suspended from Heathrow due to drone activity

    https://www.rte.ie/news/uk/2019/0108...airport-drone/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    https://youtu.be/JoD_5-dqOiU

    IAA 24 hours in Irish airspace
    Doesnt show what happens when a smelly russian sneaks down the west coast though.
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
    Doesnt show what happens when a smelly russian sneaks down the west coast though.
    Can’t sure.... we don’t know they are there

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    and what we don't know, can't harm us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Well, if the DF/AGS wanted to buy something anti-drone, now's the time to put in a bid for it. No politician or civil-servants are going to want to be seen to block a system the absence of which might prevent Paddy and Biddy Voter getting away on time for their holidays...
    Called it...

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-37697369.html

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    Special meeting called to consider 'drone threat' to Irish airport
    Cormac McQuinn l

    January 9 2019 8:16 PM


    THE threat of drone activity to Irish airports is to be considered in the wake of incidents that disrupted flights in Britain.

    Transport minister Shane Ross has called a special meeting of the National Civil Aviation Threat and Risk Group tomorrow to advise him on the recent incidents in the UK and their implication for Irish airports.

    A reported drone sighting at Heathrow airport halted departures there for about an hour on Tuesday.

    And thousands of passengers saw their travel plans disrupted after drones were sighted at Gatwick Airport just days before Christmas.

    Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond yesterday called on Minister Ross to confirm that Dublin Airport is adequately prepared to deal with similar incidents.

    He said: "The economic and human costs of these drone attacks have been massive; understandably many Irish travellers are concerned the same could happen here."


    Mr Ross this evening said he is convening the special meeting National Civil Aviation Threat and Risk Group.

    A Transport Department statement said that should there be any further steps required to improve how the State can respond to the threat of future illegal drone activity around Irish airports, the Minister "will take appropriate action".

    Mr Ross said: "There are already strict rules in Ireland around the use of drones, including an exclusion zone of 5 kilometres around airports.

    "The misuse of drones is an offence, and flying drones in controlled Irish airspace or within 5 kilometres of an airport is a very serious matter.

    "I have asked my Department to convene at short notice a special meeting of an expert industry group to assess recent events and advise me on how we are prepared at our own airports and whether there are further things which can be done.”

    The National Civil Aviation Threat and Risk Group is chaired by the Department of Transport and includes representatives from the Irish Aviation Authority, the State airports, Irish airlines, the Departments of Justice and Foreign Affairs, the Gardaí and the Defence Forces.

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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Ref drones

    Hard to defend against this
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46822429

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