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Sam McGowan and her partner Jamie Walker found their Arranmore home on eBay

An English family has upped sticks and moved from their home outside London to an island off Donegal after purchasing their new house on eBay. Sam Mc(...)

Daithí Ó Cearbhalláin’s passing  occurred on the 27th anniversary of a rescue mission which he was decorated for, where he and his Air Corps colleagues assisted a fishing vessel in trouble in treacherous seas off Donegal. Photograph: Brian Arthur/ Press 22

Daithí Ó Cearbhalláin, who has died after a short illness, was one of the State’s most experienced search and rescue helicopter airmen, and a committe(...)

The RNLI Arranmore lifeboat located the vessel on anchor and towed it to Burtonport. File photograph.

Two people in a boat with engine trouble were rescued off Glen Head, Co Donegal on Saturday night by the RNLI Arranmore lifeboat. The vessel had left(...)

Fishing boats prepare to join the search for missing Rescue 116 crew members Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby at Ballyglass Pier, Belmullet, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

While debris from Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 is still being washed up by the Atlantic, the search for its two missing airmen will continu(...)

Rescue 116: the Irish Lights ship Granuaile carrying wreckage from the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish Lights ship Granuaile has returned to north Co Mayo to continue the search for two missing airmen from the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 sq(...)

Fishing vessels will converge on north Mayo’s Blackrock island at first light on Saturday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

A fleet of fishing vessels will converge on north Mayo’s Blackrock island at first light on Saturday to sweep the Atlantic seaboard for two missing Ir(...)

Orla Smith appeals for help from the fishing industry in the search for her brother Ciaran.

The family of one of the four Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crew members has appealed to the fishing industry to participate in an extended search(...)

 An Gearoidin which is being used by Naval divers and the LE James Joyce taking part in the Rescue 116 Wreckage Recovery at Blacksod, Belmullet, Co. Mayo on Saturday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

Naval Service divers attached lifting equipment to the wreckage of the Rescue 116 helicopter off north Mayo on Sunday morning. Renewed efforts are be(...)

Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile anchored off Black Rock Island Co Mayo last week as the Rescue 116 recovery operation continues. PHotograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 Sikorsky S-92 helicopter had “no mechanical anomalies” before it crashed off the north Mayo coast with the loss of (...)

Mannie McGowan with Ian Cragg – McGowan’s father, Tully, rescued Ian’s father, Derek, off a raft that had been swept into a sea cave at Bellachreesh on Arranmore Island in 1945

On the rocky beach at Bellachreesh on Arranmore Island, Ian Cragg stirs at something with the toe of his boot. It’s a broken old high-heeled leather s(...)

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