‘World’s largest’ drone delivery trial to start in Blanchardstown

Bobby Healy’s Manna plans to reach 1.5m people with 15 new locations in Ireland next year

Bobby Healy, founder, Manna Drone Delivery: ‘There is no other drone company anywhere close to being profit making, outside of us.’ Picture: Andrew Downes/Xposure

Blanchardstown is set to be the testing ground for what entrepreneur Bobby Healy believes is the world’s largest drone delivery trial as his firm Manna begins plans to reach 1.5 million people across Ireland.

His company has already conducted more than 100,000 drone deliveries in trials in Oranmore, Co Galway, and Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

Manna has developed aviation-grade drones that fly at 60km/h and deliver goods including groceries, takeaways and medicines within a 3km radius ...