Mark Duffy

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‘If it keeps going the way it is there might not be any organic eggs in the country in three or four months.’ File photograph: Joern Pollex/Getty Images

Poultry farmers Mark and Grainne Duffy’s lives are consumed by numbers: the 9,000 hens they have on their Monaghan farm, the 50 per cent increase alre(...)

Incoming IAA chair Rose Hynes was unable to say if she filed a return to the Standards in Public Office Commission recording the call with Mr Varadkar, which would have been required had she been lobbying Mr Varadkar. Photograph: iStock

Incoming Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) chairwoman Rose Hynes confirmed that she contacted the then taoiseach Leo Varadkar after learning that she was(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died, along with Capt Mark Duffy and winch team Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith,  when the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky helicopter crashed at Blackrock island, 13km west of Blacksod, Co Mayo, in March 2017. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Concerns were raised about a small island not appearing on a warning system that alerted pilots to dangerous terrain nearly four years before Rescue 1(...)

 Debris from the helicopter is  taken to the pier in Blacksod, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /

It was 9:40pm when the call came into a marine rescue centre in Malin Head, Co Donegal on March 13th, 2017. A man on a fishing boat 140 miles off the(...)

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

The family of Capt Dara Fitzpatrick have said the crew of Rescue 116, who were killed when the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crashed in 2017, were “bad(...)

A Navy vessel off Blacksod Lighthouse in March 2017, where the search for Rescue 116 took place. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A long-awaited report into the crash of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 that killed all four crew members has criticised several navigational (...)

Capt Duffy died alongside fellow crew members Captain Dara Fitzpatrick and winch crew Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith when their aircraft collided with Blackrock Island off the coast of Mayo in the early hours of March 14th.  Photograph: Ken Finegan

The widow of helicopter pilot Captain Mark Duffy who died in the Coastguard Rescue 116 crash in 2017 has welcomed the pending publication of an offici(...)

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said  ‘it would be scandalous if we were fighting against such costs (being paid) but it’s not true’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport told families of those who died in the 2017 Rescue 116 helicopter crash that his Department will pay legal costs incurred for a(...)

Ryanair hires cabin crew through an agency, Crewlink. Candidates will be trained at centre in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Ryanair is recruiting cabin crew for its Dublin base as it begins recovering from the impact of Covid travel curbs. The airline is beginning to take(...)

Joe Blewitt, a  cousin of US presidential candidate Joe Biden at a mural in his ancestral home of Ballina: “He’s flying now.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Joe Biden had called for calm and patience and in Ballina on Friday there was an air of everyone trying to keep busy, and not tempt fate by celebratin(...)

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