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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Rescue Mission

This year
DFA 'carefully monitoring' situation in Niger as European partners launch rescue mission
The unrest comes as Niger is the latest country in the African region of the Sahel to suffer a coup along with Mali and Burkina Faso.
Last year
Four people dead after migrant boat capsizes in the English Channel
A major search and rescue operation was launched after a boat ran into difficulties off the coast of Kent.
Retallick eager for recall to help misfiring All Blacks
The 31-year-old Retallick had his cheekbone smashed in a defeat to Ireland last month.
Human remains found on Italian glacier after deadly avalanche
These destructive avalanches will become more frequent as global temperatures rise.
China building collapse death toll rises to 53
Eleven people have been detained in connection with the collapse.
Man pronounced dead after collapsing at popular Sligo hiking spot
The 72 year old man could not be revived despite the efforts of a mountain rescue team.
Seven confirmed dead as Spanish trawler sinks off Canada
At least 14 are missing.
Newcastle hopeful of signing Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid to boost survival hopes
It’s understood that discussions between the Magpies and the La Liga club are progressing.
All time
Rescuers struggle to locate dozens of residents in landslide-hit Japanese town
64 people are missing after a Japanese holiday town was hit by a landslide at the weekend.
33 rescue workers killed and dozens injured amid second Turkey avalanche
A huge team of rescue workers had been sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche.
RNLI battles 50 foot sea swells to rescue fishermen who sent mayday distress call
The RNLI has released footae of the rescue.
Pilot saved from electricity wires after ejecting from Air Force jet in Brittany
The incident happened during an exercise near Pluvigner.
Six people rescued after two cruise boats get into difficulty on Lough Derg
In one case, a boat was drifting without power and was taking on water.
Mayo come from 12 down and bag two added-time goals to draw with relegated Monaghan
Elsewhere in the last round of the Lidl Ladies National Football League, Westmeath beat Tipperary.
Medics reach Thai football team trapped in cave
Heavy rain is forecast for northern Thailand, which could mean the boys will need to be evacuated within the next week.
Argentine navy says 'explosion' detected in search for missing submarine
The 44 crew members now missing for a week.
Search underway for fisherman missing in Galway Bay
An alert was raised with the Irish Coast Guard yesterday evening when the boat failed to return to shore.
Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen found 'alive and well' near airstrip in Papua New Guinea
Benedict Allen was travelling alone to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe when he went missing.
Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members
Last night, RTÉ’s Prime Time reported that concerns over onboard mapping systems had been flagged four years ago.
'It's a tough time for us': Toulouse and McAlister out to lift gloom by upsetting Munster
The four-time winners return to the quarter-finals for the first time since their 2014 thrashing at Thomond Park.
Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food
The boy was found along with three fishermen in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Irish Navy rescues fisherman suffering serious chest pains 225 miles from coast
The Navy responded to a distress call last night.
Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today
The kayaker was in the water for 45 minutes before he was rescued.
'A fitting tribute': Coastguards called to rescue operation at ceremony to remember people lost at sea
Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died in September, is among those being remembered.
Keaveney: If high fielding isn't protected, it will kill the game
Gaelic football great has called for immediate rule changes to reduce hand-passing and make the game more attractive to watch.
The Irish Navy has saved the lives of almost 600 people
the Lé Eithne has been operating in the Mediterranean since last month.
Woman devises cunning plan to rescue her bra from neighbour's back garden
Never lose your unmentionables in a freak wind again.
Luca the dog rescued after falling 200ft down a cliff edge
After a 30 minute “challenging rescue” a very “frightened and shivering” Luca was rescued by Howth RNLI.
Obama praises fallen soldier in Afghanistan rescue mission
A U.S. special operations member was killed during the of an American doctor abducted by the Taliban.
Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue
A stranded Irishman called home for assistance when injured and stranded in a remote area of Greenland.
Haircuts and heels: Miners' wives race to look their best
As the countdown to the rescue of 33 miners begins in Chile, the men’s partners start their own preparations…
Carter secures release of US hostage from North Korea
Former President rescues Aijalon Mahli Gomes, who had been detained since January.
Jimmy Carter heads to North Korea on rescue mission
Former US president will hope to follow Bill Clinton’s success there last summer.