Paddy Mooney

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Daithí Ó Cearbhalláin’s passing  occurred on the 27th anniversary of a rescue mission which he was decorated for, where he and his Air Corps colleagues assisted a fishing vessel in trouble in treacherous seas off Donegal. Photograph: Brian Arthur/ Press 22

Daithí Ó Cearbhalláin, who has died after a short illness, was one of the State’s most experienced search and rescue helicopter airmen, and a committe(...)

The sun sets behind Irish Lights vessel Granuaile, anchored off Black Rock  in Co Mayo, where dive teams are searching the wreckage of  Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116: the tragedy has brought back painful memories of  other losses at sea. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Silhouettes of Achill Head, Croaghaun and Slievemore against a blue sky and flat, calm sea off Blacksod on Friday belied the treacherous nature of the(...)

Fr Paddy Mooney after he administered ashes on a tractor driver outside Glenamaddy Church on Ash Wednesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A north Galway parish says it is “overwhelmed” by the response to its “drive-though” Ash Wednesday, marking the first day of Lent. “A tremendous succ(...)