Drone deliveries offer a new way of moving products to their destinations and can help Ireland meet its targets on climate change, a Fingal TD says.
lan Farrell TD, Fine Gael’s Spokesperson on Climate Action says: ‘New and entrepreneurial companies are teaming up with restaurants, supermarkets and even pharmacies, among other businesses, to provide cutting edge delivery processes.
‘One such company, ‘Manna’, following pilot schemes in Galway, aim to expand to Balbriggan and eventually cover the Fingal area.’
Deputy Farrell explains: ‘The availability of this technology offers an exciting new chapter for deliveries in our communities, making faster, more efficient and cleaner ways of transporting products.
‘By being early adaptors of new innovations, Ireland can become a leader in transforming our society to become a Net-Zero emitter by 2050.’
He adds: ‘Moreover, these companies, as they grow, will bring new jobs to the economy, developing the technology and environmentally sustainable job sectors.’
He concludes: ‘The safe and regulated use of clean technology is imperative to the transformation of our society to a Net-Zero emitter; the kind of change we must make. Drone technology is one example of how we can make these changes and in the case of drone deliveries, make it more efficient, cheaper and quicker for consumers.’