A report into civil search and rescue flights has found a ‘disconnect’ between agencies with regards to whois responsible for safety and legal oversight. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) should be “formally and clearly” assigned responsibility for legal and safety oversight of civil search and rescue (...)

Paul Ormsby, Winchman on Coast Guard Rescue 116 Helicopter. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí have said it may be some days before positive confirmation that a helmet and lifejacket retrieved off the north Mayo coast last week belongs to(...)

A man who died after his microlight aircraft crashed near Ballina, Co Mayo last month appeared to pass out in the cockpit seconds before impact, a preliminary air accident report has found. Image: iStock.

A man who died after his microlight aircraft crashed near Ballina, Co Mayo last month appeared to pass out in the cockpit seconds before impact, a pre(...)

An photograph showing Niall Bowditch and Kasper Kacprzak from a GoFundMe page set up for their families.

Family members of the pilot who died in a plane crash which also killed a seven-year-old boy in Co Offaly on Sunday are expected to arrive in Ireland (...)

Emergency services at the scene of the crash of a light aircraft near Clonbullogue, Co Offaly, on Sunday. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The seven-year-old boy who died in a plane crash in Co Offaly on Sunday has been named as Kasper Kacprzak. Meanwhile, family members of the British p(...)

Emergency services at the scene of the crash of a light aircraft near Clonbullogue, Co Offaly, on Sunday. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Gardaí have recovered two bodies from the scene of a plane crash in Co Offaly tonight. The 7-year-old boy and the plane’s pilot were pronounced dead (...)

The scene of the search last year for missing the Coast Guard helicopter crew at Blacksod, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard crew of Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy and winch crew Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith was tasked to provide “t(...)

Crash site: coastguards watch the wreckage-recovery operation in Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Lightkeeper Vincent Sweeney has made many cups of tea for visitors on dark and stormy nights with westerly winds sweeping through the natural amphithe(...)

The 1940-built Piper aircraft

A pilot who crashed a light aircraft nose-down into a field in Co Monaghan subsequently flew the plane back to the west coast in spite of “substantial(...)

Four Irish Coast Guard air crew – Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith – died when their helicopter collided with Blackrock island off the Mayo coast

A preliminary inquest hearing into the deaths of the four Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crew has been deferred until later in March due to t(...)

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