Capt Dara Fitzpatrick: her body was located and flown to hospital. She was confirmed dead on arrival. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

When Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and her crew were tasked on Monday night for a rescue mission, there was little to indicate it would be anything more than (...)

Debris from the helicopter being taken to the pier in Blacksod, Co Mayo, scene of the search for the missing Coast Guard crew. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and her crew were tasked on Monday night for a rescue mission, there was little to indicate that it would be anything more (...)

Hans Holbein (right) ridden by Ryan Moore wins The MBNA Chester Vase. Photograph: Martin Rickett

Hans Holbein leapt into the picture for the Investec Derby when giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a welcome turn of fortunes with an all-the-way success in(...)

Ryan Moore partnered Hans Holbein to victory in the Chester Vase, giving Aidan O’Brien his sixth win in the race. Photograph: PA

Hans Holbein leapt into the picture for the Investec Derby when giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a welcome turn of fortunes with an all-the-way success in(...)

Students from Coláiste Chomáin, Rossport, Co Mayo, working on creating an exhibition around the buoy – left to right are Aaron Flannery, Keith Naughton, Darragh Murphy and James Murray. Photograph: Fergus Sweeney

Film-maker Fergus Sweeney was walking the shoreline of Blacksod in north Mayo after Atlantic storms, when he had an unexpected encounter with an unide(...)