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#Rescue Mission

# rescue-mission - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

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.

# rescue-mission - Monday 16 December, 2019

RNLI battles 50 foot sea swells to rescue fishermen who sent mayday distress call

The RNLI has released footae of the rescue.

# rescue-mission - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Pilot saved from electricity wires after ejecting from Air Force jet in Brittany

The incident happened during an exercise near Pluvigner.

# rescue-mission - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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.

# rescue-mission - Sunday 7 April, 2019

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.

# rescue-mission - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

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.

# rescue-mission - Thursday 23 November, 2017

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.

# rescue-mission - Thursday 16 November, 2017

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.

# rescue-mission - Friday 14 July, 2017

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.

# rescue-mission - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'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.

# rescue-mission - Thursday 23 February, 2017

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.

# rescue-mission - Sunday 19 February, 2017

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.

# rescue-mission - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'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.

# rescue-mission - Friday 27 November, 2015

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.

# rescue-mission - Monday 29 June, 2015

The Irish Navy has saved the lives of almost 600 people

the Lé Eithne has been operating in the Mediterranean since last month.

# rescue-mission - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Woman devises cunning plan to rescue her bra from neighbour's back garden Bravo

Woman devises cunning plan to rescue her bra from neighbour's back garden

Never lose your unmentionables in a freak wind again.

# rescue-mission - Monday 10 June, 2013

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.

# rescue-mission - Monday 10 December, 2012

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.

# rescue-mission - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue SOS This post contains videos

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.

# rescue-mission - Friday 25 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Election Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: It’s polling day – we tell you where to go and what to do when you get there; department of Foreign Affairs responds to criticism of its Libya rescue effort and how a Limerick dog pulled a Lassie.

# rescue-mission - Thursday 24 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Dept of Foreign Affairs puts crisis management team in Libya; the last day of campaigning sees party leader return closer to home and the government rushes through ‘three strikes’ legislation on illegal file sharing.

# rescue-mission - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

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…

# rescue-mission - Friday 27 August, 2010

FORMER AMERICAN PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter is expected to arrive back in Boston this afternoon after a three-day trip to North Korea – bringing with him an American who had been detained by the communist country since January.

Aijalaon Mahli Gomes, 30, had been arrested on January 25 after crossing into North Korea from China. He was sentenced to imprisonment at a labour camp and fined around $700,000 for illegally entering the country.

The North Korean state-run news agency described the release – which came after Carter’s visit prompted a pardon of Gomes’ apparent crime – as a “manifestation of [its] humanitarianism and peace-loving policy”.

It added that Carter had “made an apology to Kim Yong-Nam [the president of the national assembly] for American Gomes’ illegal entry into the DPRK and gave him the assurance that such case will never happen again on behalf of the government and the ex-president of the US.

“He asked Kim Yong Nam to convey to General Secretary Kim Jong-Il a message courteously requesting him to grant special pardon to Gomes to leniently forgive him and let him go home.”

A spokesman for the US Department of State said that America appreciated “former President Carter’s humanitarian effort and welcome[d] North Korea’s decision to grant Mr Gomes special amnesty.”

Gomes had lived in Seuoul before his detention, and was the fourth American to have been arrested for sneaking into the country in the last two years.

Bill Clinton had taken a similar mission last year to secure the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Time magazine suggested that Carter had been deployed on the mission as he did not hold any position in the Obama administration.

Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for having been the only American commander-in-chief not to have ordered troops into battle.

# rescue-mission - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

FORMER US PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter is planning a trip to North Korea to negotiate the release of an American man sentenced to eight years in prison there.

Boston resident Aijalaon Mahli Gomes, 30, was arrested after crossing into North Korea from China on 25 January.

He was sentenced to imprisonment at a labour camp and fined around $700,000 for illegally entering the country.

Carter will be operating as a private citizen, and not in any capacity connected with the Obama administration. Time reports that Carter was picked for the mission because he is no longer a government employee.

North Korea has allegedly agreed to release Gomes to Carter.

Bill Clinton operated in a similar capacity last summer when he travelled to North Korea to accompany Laura Ling and Euna Lee home. The two reports had been arrested for illegally entering the country and were held for 140 days.

Clinton’s visit raised a series of questions about what the relationship between the White House and North Korea involved, and to what extent communication was being held between the two.