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Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

The Department of Transport describes the Coast Guard as Ireland’s “fourth blue light” emergency service after the ambulance, fire brigade and Garda

A third of all Coast Guard stations and buildings around the country have no basic facilities such as running water or bathrooms. A senior Irish Coas(...)

The Sligo-based coastguard helicopter took of from its base in Strandhill.  Photograph: Collins

A fisherman in his 50s has died after the fishing boat he was travelling on capsized off the coast of northwest Mayo on Tuesday afternoon. There men(...)

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

Five white wreaths cast onto a turbulent Atlantic off the north Mayo coast on Wednesday remembered five lives recently lost within the Irish Coast Gua(...)

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(...)

Former Labour Party TD Michael McNamara. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Labour Party TD for Clare Michael McNamara has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving and obstructing a garda. At Killaloe District (...)

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(...)

The Granuaile arrives back into Blacksod, Co Mayo, with wreckage from Coastguard helicopter Rescue 116 onboard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More than 100 fishing vessels are participating in a co-ordinated sea search on Saturday for two missing Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 airmen, Paul Orm(...)

The Granuaile arriving in Blacksod, Co Mayo, with wreckage from Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 onboard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard says it is extending shore checks for the two missing Rescue 116 air crew from Cleggan in Galway to Donegal. It also plans to r(...)

 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(...)

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