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 (...)

Air, sea and shore searches continue for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter which crashed off the north Mayo coast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

White to sea, red to land, the light from the tower lantern and dome at Blackrock in north Mayo can be seen for almost 40km. Built in the middle of t(...)

Irish Coast Guard operations manager Gerard O’Flynn  and Garda Supt  Tony Healy speak to the media as air, sea and shore searches continue on Wednesday  for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter  off the north Mayo coast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A signal from the Rescue 116 Sikorsky S92 “black box” has been detected close to Blackrock lighthouse, some 13 km off Mayo’s Mullet peninsula. Irish (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Scene of the search for missing Coast Guard helicopter crew at Blacksod, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins has said it was a “dark day” in the history of the Coast Guard. Mr Higgins paid tribute “on behalf of the people of Irela(...)

Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and the three crew members still missing, Mark Duffy,  Ciarán Smith    and Paul Ormsby.

The search continues for three missing Irish Coast Guard crew members after it was confirmed Capt Dara Fitzpatrick has died, having been recovered fro(...)

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