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From the 21st December, drone registration is mandatory in accordance with the Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rockets Order S.I. 563 of 2015. All drones over 1kg must be registered. Click here for more information on drone registration. For those who have already registered, drone registration decals will be issued by post shortly.

Attention Drone Users:

See FAQ on Drones, Drone Regulations & Guidance here

JARUS website
29 / 4 / 2019
JARUS External Consultation for  JARUS recommendation UAS RPC CAT A and CAT B" is now open!
Submit your comments online.
JARUS is pleased to announce the launch of the External Consultation for the 
"JARUS Recommendation for Remote Pilot Competency (RPC)
for UAS operations in Category A (OPEN) and Category B (SPECIFIC)”.

The purpose of this deliverable is to define a framework that can be used by any competent national aviation authority (NAA) for UAS remote pilot competence (RPC) operating in either Category A (alias ‘OPEN’) or Category B (alias ‘SPECIFIC’).  
The recommendations in this document represents the culmination of best practices and procedures used in prior UAS approvals, existing regulations, as well as input from JARUS Working Group 1 (Flight Crew Licensing) expert members.
For theoretical knowledge training a core list of basic theoretical knowledge subjects is developed, which any remote pilot operating in any class of airspace should possess.
This basic core is describes in Part A fro Category A which outlines specific areas of theoretical knowledge which should be assessed by examination.
In Part B for Category B an enhanced core set of theoretical knowledge (on top of the basic theoretical knowledge of Category A) is developed with additional mission-specific competencies that would act as endorsements on a certificate of competence issued by a competent authority, recognized entity, or otherwise documented by an UAS operator.
We invite all JARUS stakeholders to provide comments on the new proposed JARUS deliverable.
JARUS Working Group 1 has developed the new JARUS recommendation with the contribution of experts from several JARUS Member States.
The External Consultation will be open until 30 June 2019 at https://ost.eurocontrol.int/sites/rpas/ext_consultations/SitePages/Home.aspx 
Please note you must register on “One Sky Team” to access the documents and submit your comments.
Already registered for the ongoing JARUS External Consultation?
Go directly to https://ost.eurocontrol.int/sites/rpas/ext_consultations/SitePages/Home.aspx
Not registered?
  1. Self-register here.
  2. Then send an email to the JARUS Secretariat at contact@jarus-rpas.org
    A member of the Secretariat will reply once you have been granted access.
PLEASE NOTE: Only comments submitted online by 30 June 2019 will be considered.
Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who would like to contribute to the development of JARUS deliverables.


JARUS is a group of experts from 59 National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) and regional aviation safety organizations, as well as EASA and EUROCONTROL.
JARUS aims to recommend a single set of technical, safety and operational requirements for the certification and the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in airspace and at aerodrome. Seven Working Groups provide guidance material and recommendations to facilitate national aviation authorities to develop their own requirements and avoid unnecessary duplication of effort.
For further information:
JARUS Secretariat Website: http://jarus-rpas.org/ E-mail: contact@jarus-rpas.org

Please read the guidance material provided by the Data Protection Commissioner concerning drone usage here.

Please see Office of Public Works National Monuments website concerning drone operations here.

Please see details regarding Special Protection Areas here

The use of drones is becoming more and more prevalent in Ireland and prospective operators should be aware of their responsibilities to ensure safety. Drones and model aircraft are considered as unmanned aircraft which are remotely piloted/controlled. These are often used recreationally. Operators of such aircraft must familiarise themselves with the rules regarding these aircraft, to ensure they don’t endanger other airspace users or people.

The Small Unmanned Aircraft and Rockets Order applies to the majority of model aircraft/drones used in Ireland.

Restrictions apply to where drones/model aircraft may be flown. They are often determined by the mass (weight) of the drone. This weight is the total weight of the aircraft as it commences its flight, less any fuel. See the Guidance Material for more detailed information.

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