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# blacksod - Monday 11 December, 2017

'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick

Dec 11th 2017, 10:42 AM 21,593 Views 23 Comments

Fitzpatrick’s sister Niamh said the family had been touched by the offer from Heli Operations.

# blacksod - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Jul 18th 2017, 8:10 AM 9,084 Views 4 Comments

Searches had been due to resume over the weekend but were postponed due to bad conditions.

# blacksod - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman

May 28th 2017, 8:30 AM 17,508 Views 5 Comments

A memorial plaque will be unveiled for Rescue 116′s Paul Ormsby in his home town of Ballyfermot.

# blacksod - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report

Apr 13th 2017, 8:37 PM 158,322 Views 195 Comments

The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.

# blacksod - Monday 10 April, 2017

Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll

Apr 10th 2017, 5:19 PM 45,753 Views 37 Comments

Carrick River Rescue claimed they were stopped and charged on the M7 toll after taking part in Rescue 116 search.

# blacksod - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore

Apr 5th 2017, 1:02 PM 28,224 Views 5 Comments

The helicopter crashed three weeks ago while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, County Mayo.

# blacksod - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'We'll do it as long as it takes': Massive community effort to feed Rescue 116 search teams
# In It Together
# In It Together

'We'll do it as long as it takes': Massive community effort to feed Rescue 116 search teams

Apr 4th 2017, 1:43 PM 13,853 Views 6 Comments

Groups from all over the country are sending food to the local co-op near Blacksod.

# blacksod - Monday 3 April, 2017

'We need those boys home': Sister of missing Rescue 116 crewman appeals for search help from fishermen
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

'We need those boys home': Sister of missing Rescue 116 crewman appeals for search help from fishermen

Apr 3rd 2017, 9:24 PM 16,086 Views 4 Comments

Orla Smith – whose brother Ciarán Smith remains missing – said that she and her family were trying to stay as strong as possible.

# blacksod - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today
# Mayo
# Mayo

Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today

Apr 1st 2017, 7:48 AM 14,660 Views 10 Comments

The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.

# blacksod - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow
# RIP
# RIP

Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow

Mar 29th 2017, 9:54 AM 16,856 Views 7 Comments

The body of Mark Duffy was recovered on Sunday.

# blacksod - Monday 27 March, 2017

Rescuers will try to lift the wreckage of Rescue 116 from the sea today
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Rescuers will try to lift the wreckage of Rescue 116 from the sea today

Mar 27th 2017, 7:10 AM 16,056 Views 11 Comments

The body of Captain Mark Duffy was recovered from the wreckage of the downed aircraft over the weekend.

# blacksod - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Body recovered from Rescue 116 wreckage identified as Captain Mark Duffy
# Co-Pilot
# Co-Pilot

Body recovered from Rescue 116 wreckage identified as Captain Mark Duffy

Mar 26th 2017, 3:30 PM 86,918 Views 34 Comments

The Coast Guard member’s body was recovered from the wreckage and brought ashore today.

# blacksod - Friday 24 March, 2017

Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116

Mar 24th 2017, 9:45 PM 141,174 Views 57 Comments

The body has not been brought ashore.

Hopes that dives to wreckage of Rescue 116 can begin today
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Hopes that dives to wreckage of Rescue 116 can begin today

Mar 24th 2017, 8:20 AM 10,796 Views 3 Comments

Favourable weather conditions are expected this morning which will allow divers to reach the wreckage of the helicopter beneath the water.

# blacksod - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Investigators have found additional wreckage of Rescue 116 in an area of interest
# Black Rock
# Black Rock

Investigators have found additional wreckage of Rescue 116 in an area of interest

Mar 21st 2017, 11:05 AM 35,013 Views 19 Comments

It’s now believed that the helicopter had no contact with any of the lighthouse or the building itself.

# blacksod - Monday 20 March, 2017

Investigators say Rescue 116 could have hit rocks at lighthouse
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Investigators say Rescue 116 could have hit rocks at lighthouse

Mar 20th 2017, 9:39 PM 36,466 Views 41 Comments

Up to now, the focus of the investigation has been on Black Rock lighthouse.

No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116

Mar 20th 2017, 3:35 PM 13,669 Views 6 Comments

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
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# Rescue 116

Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116

Mar 20th 2017, 7:30 AM 46,544 Views 43 Comments

It was thought the fisherman had lost his entire hand, instead it was just the tip of his thumb which was severed.

# blacksod - Friday 17 March, 2017

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick's funeral to take place tomorrow
# RIP
# RIP

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick's funeral to take place tomorrow

Mar 17th 2017, 3:11 PM 25,936 Views 11 Comments

President Michael D Higgins will be among mourners tomorrow.

# blacksod - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Rescue 116: Search for Coast Guard flight recorder gets underway
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Rescue 116: Search for Coast Guard flight recorder gets underway

Mar 16th 2017, 7:57 AM 19,505 Views 10 Comments

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
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'We thanked them for the family members which they lent to this nation' - Anxious wait for news of Rescue 116

Mar 16th 2017, 12:45 AM 22,693 Views 9 Comments

Shane Ross spoke softly of the families being “devastated”.

# blacksod - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Rescue 116: Black box homing beacon detected in search for missing crew
# Mayo
# Mayo

Rescue 116: Black box homing beacon detected in search for missing crew

Mar 15th 2017, 4:58 PM 45,466 Views 16 Comments

Search teams are looking for three missing crew men.

'It's unspeakable, what's going on': Shane Ross meets families of Coast Guard crew
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

'It's unspeakable, what's going on': Shane Ross meets families of Coast Guard crew

Mar 15th 2017, 3:20 PM 52,047 Views 27 Comments

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
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

'You hang on to a thread of hope but are fearful' - The search for Rescue 116

Mar 15th 2017, 12:01 AM 24,106 Views 15 Comments

Three crew members are yet to be recovered.

# blacksod - Saturday 19 January, 2013

95 Garda stations to close by end of month
# Garda Stations
# Garda Stations

95 Garda stations to close by end of month

Jan 19th 2013, 11:29 AM 14,395 Views 61 Comments

Garda authorities have released a full list of the 95 stations which will close within the next 12 days.

# blacksod - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London
# Green Shoots
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# Green Shoots

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London

Sep 25th 2012, 11:15 AM 693 Views 0 Comments

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.