I see that the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) wants research to be carried out on the use of drones to be used on designated land.

Its draft report for measures for Natura 2000 land recommends that there should be “investigations into the use of new technologies such as remote sensing and UAVs to assess limitations and opportunities for their use”. A UAV, to you and me, is an unmanned area vehicle. I’d be very interested in looking at that research should it be carried out. I assume farmers would be notified of drones flying overhead?