Paul Ormsby

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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(...)

 Ciarán Smith’s family  arrive at a church in Oldtown, Co Dublin, for his memorial service. Photograph:  Garrett White

Rescue 116 crew member Ciarán Smith was a “drop-everything” kind of friend to whom “time and distance meant nothing”, hundreds of mourners heard at hi(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Capt Paul McDermott briefing his Air Corps pilot colleagues ahead of the Pilatus airplane flypast at the end of Sunday’s 1916 Rising commemoration ceremony at the GPO. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

On Sunday, the Last Post and Reveille will be sounded outside the GPO. The Tricolour, coupled with a drum roll, will be raised, marking the end of the(...)

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(...)

Searching for the  missing crew members of Rescue 116. Photograph: Colin Keegan

There are many links in an accident chain. The preliminary Air Accident Investigation Unit report on Rescue 116 follows a prescribed formula(...)

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