Wreck of the ‘Pere Charles’ trawler, November 8th, 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Julia Hennessy had met helicopter pilot Capt Dara Fitzpatrick before. The Irish Coast Guard captain was in charge of the Sikorsky S-92 for the commemo(...)

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 (left) arrives back into Blacksod, Co Mayo, with wreckage from Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 onboard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“As a pilot, it is difficult to put a winchman onto a deck in rough seas. After you have done it, and when you hold the helicopter back slightly from (...)

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(...)

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 Irish Coast Guard helicopter  at Blacksod, Co Mayo in the search for the missing men.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

West Cork-based tug Ocean Challenger is on its way to north Mayo to help with the search for two airmen still missing from the Irish Coast Guard Rescu(...)

Granuaile anchored off the shore of Blackrock Island and an Irish Coast Guard helicopter continuing its search last weekend. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Irish salvage experts have been hired to assist in the seabed search for two missing airmen from the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 which crashed 18 day(...)

Bord Iascaigh Mhara ceo Tara McCarty with  broadcaster Olivia O’Leary  and global agri-food industry expert Mary Shelman at the National Seafood Conference, Galway. Photograph:Andrew Downes/xposure

When Donegal fisherman Cara Rawdon puts to sea from Greencastle on the Inishowen peninsula he doesn’t have to steam too far before he is in British wa(...)

The flooded quayside at Kinvara, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Storm Darwin reached gusting speeds of 160 km/h across the Atlantic seaboard last night, cutting power, uprooting trees(...)

The Tit Bonhomme, which sank last year near the mouth of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has promised a change to the existing system of responding to 999 emergency telephone calls in marine incidents.Ho(...)

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