Air, sea and shore searches continue for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter which crashed off the north Mayo coast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

White to sea, red to land, the light from the tower lantern and dome at Blackrock in north Mayo can be seen for almost 40km. Built in the middle of t(...)

Irish Coast Guard operations manager Gerard O’Flynn  and Garda Supt  Tony Healy speak to the media as air, sea and shore searches continue on Wednesday  for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter  off the north Mayo coast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A signal from the Rescue 116 Sikorsky S92 “black box” has been detected close to Blackrock lighthouse, some 13 km off Mayo’s Mullet peninsula. Irish (...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick: her body was located and flown to hospital. She was confirmed dead on arrival. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

When Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and her crew were tasked on Monday night for a rescue mission, there was little to indicate it would be anything more than (...)

Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and the three crew members still missing, Mark Duffy,  Ciarán Smith    and Paul Ormsby.

Air, sea and shore searches are continuing this morning for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter which(...)

Debris from the helicopter being taken to the pier in Blacksod, Co Mayo, scene of the search for the missing Coast Guard crew. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and her crew were tasked on Monday night for a rescue mission, there was little to indicate that it would be anything more (...)

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

President Michael D Higgins has said it was a “dark day” in the history of the Coast Guard. Mr Higgins paid tribute “on behalf of the people of Irela(...)

Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and the three crew members still missing, Mark Duffy,  Ciarán Smith    and Paul Ormsby.

The search continues for three missing Irish Coast Guard crew members after it was confirmed Capt Dara Fitzpatrick has died, having been recovered fro(...)

Teacher Michael Leyden said the higher-level exam, while well-pitched, probably kept most students busy until the end of the exam. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

While the technical graphics paper was in tune with the syllabus, ordinary-level materials technology was surprisingly difficult, according to Juni(...)

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