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'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick’s sister Niamh said the family had been touched by the offer from Heli Operations.
Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members
Searches had been due to resume over the weekend but were postponed due to bad conditions.
'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman
A memorial plaque will be unveiled for Rescue 116′s Paul Ormsby in his home town of Ballyfermot.
'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report
The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.
Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll
Carrick River Rescue claimed they were stopped and charged on the M7 toll after taking part in Rescue 116 search.
Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore
The helicopter crashed three weeks ago while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, County Mayo.
'We'll do it as long as it takes': Massive community effort to feed Rescue 116 search teams
Groups from all over the country are sending food to the local co-op near Blacksod.
'We need those boys home': Sister of missing Rescue 116 crewman appeals for search help from fishermen
Orla Smith – whose brother Ciarán Smith remains missing – said that she and her family were trying to stay as strong as possible.
Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today
The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.
Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow
The body of Mark Duffy was recovered on Sunday.
Rescuers will try to lift the wreckage of Rescue 116 from the sea today
The body of Captain Mark Duffy was recovered from the wreckage of the downed aircraft over the weekend.
Body recovered from Rescue 116 wreckage identified as Captain Mark Duffy
The Coast Guard member’s body was recovered from the wreckage and brought ashore today.
Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116
The body has not been brought ashore.
Hopes that dives to wreckage of Rescue 116 can begin today
Favourable weather conditions are expected this morning which will allow divers to reach the wreckage of the helicopter beneath the water.
Investigators have found additional wreckage of Rescue 116 in an area of interest
It’s now believed that the helicopter had no contact with any of the lighthouse or the building itself.
Investigators say Rescue 116 could have hit rocks at lighthouse
Up to now, the focus of the investigation has been on Black Rock lighthouse.
No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116
Captain Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith remain missing.
Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116
It was thought the fisherman had lost his entire hand, instead it was just the tip of his thumb which was severed.
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick's funeral to take place tomorrow
President Michael D Higgins will be among mourners tomorrow.
Rescue 116: Search for Coast Guard flight recorder gets underway
Today is the third day of the search for the three missing crew members.
'We thanked them for the family members which they lent to this nation' - Anxious wait for news of Rescue 116
Shane Ross spoke softly of the families being “devastated”.
Rescue 116: Black box homing beacon detected in search for missing crew
Search teams are looking for three missing crew men.
'It's unspeakable, what's going on': Shane Ross meets families of Coast Guard crew
Searches are ongoing to locate chief pilot Mark Duffy and winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith.
'You hang on to a thread of hope but are fearful' - The search for Rescue 116
Three crew members are yet to be recovered.
95 Garda stations to close by end of month
Garda authorities have released a full list of the 95 stations which will close within the next 12 days.
Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London
In your weekly triathlon round-up, the Irish Junior squad excel in London and more than 200 people brave the waters at Blacksod, Co Mayo.