Paul Ormsby

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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

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Britain’s Prince William said the loss of the four Irish Coast Guard air crew who died when Rescue 116 crashed off north Mayo is “a tragedy that reaches far beyond the community” in which the four “so gallantly served” and they “will never be forgotten”.

Britain’s Prince William has paid a special tribute to the four Irish Coast Guard air crew who died when Rescue 116 crashed off north Mayo last March.(...)

Shane O’Neill, round-Ireland cyclist, in Co Donegal

On June 12th, I set off on my bike from East Pier lighthouse, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin around Ireland in a clockwise direction. My aim is to stop at l(...)

Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy, and winch team Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby. The bodies of the two winch crew have still not been found

A fresh effort to locate two missing Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 airmen has been stood down in north Mayo after further intensive sea searches around(...)

Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby.

More than 130 days since the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 helicopter crashed off north Mayo with the loss of four lives, a fresh Garda-led search fo(...)

Canadian Joseph Gagnon (left) and Dubliner Brian Conville before they set off from Canada in effort to be the youngest pair to row west-east across the Atlantic. Photograph:  Claire Martin/PA

An Irish-Canadian rowing pair rescued by the Irish Coast Guard off the southwest coast had been close to setting three world records before their caps(...)

Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby. It is four months since their helicopter crashed off the north Mayo coast with the loss of all four crew members

A fresh underwater search for two missing Irish Coast Guard airmen is under way off the north Mayo coast on Monday morning. Killybegs fishing vessel (...)

Family and friends of Paul Ormsby arrive at St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Rescue 116 crew member Paul Ormsby was a consummate professional who knew how to make people laugh and smile, his memorial service has heard. Hundred(...)

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