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(...)

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(...)

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 on March 14th last year.

Preliminary inquests into the deaths of the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crew a year ago when their aircraft crashed off Mayo are due to be(...)

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 on March 14th last year

The Air Accident Investigation Unit’s final report into the crash of the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter off the north Mayo coast last March i(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

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Rescue 116: the Sikorsky S-92 search-and-rescue helicopter that crashed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish Aviation Authority has asked search-and-rescue and other pilots to help correct the aeronautical charts they use. Lighthouses in the wrong l(...)

Irish Coast Guard personnel viewing the Rescue 116 wreckage recovery operation at Blackrock, Belmullet, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

A third State agency will investigate the loss of four air crew in the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crash off the north Co Mayo coast in M(...)

A man runs out to a diving board in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Mariner Eamonn O’Rourke was far too busy to be looking at social media when out in the middle of Storm Ophelia off the south coast on Monday morning. (...)

Winchman Ciarán Smith, a father of three from north Dublin, has been missing since Rescue 116 crashed with the loss of all four on board on March 14th last.

North Mayo gardaí say that the Rescue 116 helmet and lifejacket discovered on a beach at the weekend belongs to missing Irish Coast Guard winchman Cia(...)

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