You must register as a drone operator if your drone weighs over 250 grams or if it has a camera or sensor. If you previously registered you must register again!
New regulations from 1 January 2021
The new regulations require that you register as a Drone Operator.
You no longer register the drone itself, rather you yourself become
To register as a Drone Operator you must register with the IAA on the MySRS Portal.
Flying and operating drones in Ireland is subject to European Union Regulation 2019/947. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) supervises and implements the Regulation in Ireland.
10 drone safety tips from the IAA
- Fly your drone no higher than 120 metres (400 feet).
- Make sure you can see your drone when flying (no more than 300 metres away).
- Do not fly your drone over an assembly of people, for example, at a parade, a concert or sports event.
- Do not fly your drone within 5 kilometres of an airport or military controlled airspace.
- Do not fly within 120 metres of a person, vehicle, vessel or structure not under your direct control.
- Do not operate your drone outside of your direct line of sight.
- Do not fly your drone in a restricted area such as a prison or military installation.
- Always seek permission from the landowner for take-off and landing.
- Make sure you register as an operator at iaa.ie/drones. It’s the law
- Drone safety is your responsibility. Never operate your drone in a negligent or reckless manner to endanger life or property of others.