Irish Coast Guard Dublin-based helicopter Rescue 116 on a call-out with the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team in Co Down on May 29th, 2016. Photograph: Mourne Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain Rescue Ireland has said there has been renewed interest in its work with search and rescue dogs due to the role played by late Irish Coast Gu(...)

How did the Ministers fare? Clockwise from top left: Simon Coveney, Shane Ross, Leo Varadkar, Pascal Donohoe. File photographs: The Irish Times/Collins

LEO VARADKAR (Social Protection) Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Any consideratio(...)

Divers are searching the western perimeter of Blackrock island for missing Irish Coast Guard airmen Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Almost 180 divers are continuing a sub-sea survey of Blackrock island for two missing Irish Coast Guard airmen Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith off the no(...)

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(...)

The wreckage of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 on April 5th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

As the Defence Forces and gardaí comb north Mayo’s Blackrock island for two missing Irish Coast Guard airmen, an international aviation lawyer has sai(...)

The wreckage of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116, which crashed off the west coast  on March 14th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The International Civil Aviation Organisation and European Union rules lay down that transcripts of the final moments before an aircraft crashes (...)

Coast Guard personnel view the R116 recovery operation at Blackrock Island. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The report into the Rescue 116 crash, which claimed the lives of its four crew, is exceptionally detailed and thorough for the results of a preliminar(...)

Members of the Irish Coast Guard return to base after recovering parts of the crashed helicopter off the Co Mayo coast. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The family of Irish Coast Guard pilot Capt Dara Fitzpatrick have said they are “devastated and distressed” for all the families affected by the loss o(...)

It is still too early to answer with any degree of certainty the questions about why Rescue 116 crashed into Black Rock island in the early hours of M(...)

Scene of the search at Blacksod, Co Mayo: The seeds of the destruction of Rescue 116, and the deaths of its crew, may have been sown long before the Coastguard Sikorsky S92 helicopter took off.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The seeds of the destruction of Rescue 116, and the deaths of its crew, may have been sown long before the Coastguard Sikorsky S92 helicopter took off(...)

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