The Irish Coast Guard said the Maersk Maker used its powerful pumps to try and extinguish a fire on board the Horizon fishing trawler, but was unable to do so and the stricken trawler eventually sank at around 7am. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard.

Four fishermen are recovering after being rescued from a liferaft having been forced to abandon their trawler after it caught fire off the Co Cork coa(...)

Rafal Skóra, aged in his early 40s, was from Artane in north Dublin.

A man who died following a paragliding incident has been named as Rafal Skóra from north Dublin. Mr Skóra, also known as “Ralph”, aged in his early 4(...)

Bernard Lucas, husband of Caitríona, who died when her rib capsized during a rescue off Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

There can be few rescuers in any coastal community anywhere occupying the tough and lonely position held by west Clare farmer Bernard Lucas. Bernard (...)

 Caitríona Lucas was described as “talented, hardworking” and a “deeply committed” member of the Doolin unit.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross says he has broadened a review of the State’s search-and-rescue framework in response to the highly critical finding(...)

The strength of the Defence Forces has fallen below 9,000 for the first time. File photograph: Alan Betson

Concerns are growing about the ability of the Defence Forces to play a full part in the Republic’s national security as its strength has fallen below (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Capt Mark Duffy: July 1966-March 14th, 2017. Photograph: PA
Obituary: Capt Mark Duffy

Mark Duffy, who has died aged 51, was co-pilot of the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter which crashed off north Mayo last month with the loss of(...)

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(...)

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