Paul Ormsby

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Blackrock Lighthouse off the Mayo coast: Attempts are to be made by the Irish Lights ship Granuaile early on Wednesday morning to deploy a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the continued search for three missing Irish Coast Guard air crew. Photograph: John Eagle

The main wreckage of the Rescue 116 helicopter which crashed with four crew on board off the north Mayo coast over a week ago has been found in waters(...)

The funeral of Capt Dara Fitzpatrick Irish Coast Guard member at St Patrick’s Church, Glencullen, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The day Capt Dara Fitzpatrick adopted her son Fionn “was one of the happiest days of her life”, her funeral Mass heard. “Fionn, now embodies Dara’s c(...)

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crash: Capt Dara Fitzpatrick of Rescue 116. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Cnoc an Tearmainn, or Sanctuary Hill, commands a clear view on a fine day of the most westerly light on the Co Mayo coastline. An Túr, as the mid-19th(...)

The candlelit vigil in Blackrock, Co Louth, held on Friday night to remember Capt Mark Duffy, missing since the Rescue 116 helicopter crashed into the sea off Co Mayo. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The people of Blackrock, Co Louth, turned out in their hundreds on Friday night to remember Capt Mark Duffy, who has been missing since the Rescue 116(...)

An Irish coastguard helicopter near to Blacksod Lighthouse, Co Mayo where the search continues for debris from Rescue 116. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Bad weather is hampering the search for the Rescue 116 helicopter flight recorder in Atlantic waters close to the Blackrock lighthouse, 13 km west of (...)

Members of the Irish Air Corps arriving to join the search for the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Defence Forces were unable initially to assist in Monday night’s medical evacuation mission off the west coast because of a shortage of experience(...)

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick:    funeral will take place in Glencullen. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A significant section of the wreckage of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter has been found close to the lighthouse on Blackrock, 13km west of the north (...)

Blackrock lighthouse, Co Mayo: it is the last known position of the helicopter, some 13km west of the Mullet peninsula. Photograph: John Eagle

The Irish Coast Guard is hoping a narrow weather window at the weekend will allow it to continue efforts to retrieve the “black box” flight recorder f(...)

The scene at Blacksod in north Mayo, where air, sea and shore searches continue for three Coast Guard crew members missing since Tuesday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As an extensive search continues for three missing Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew off the Mayo coast, efforts will continue to pinpoint the signal (...)

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(...)

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