THE IRISH AIR Corps has carried out five air ambulance missions over the past three days.
The Defence Forces said the the operations, which were completed within 60 hours, used a number of different aircraft, including a Learjet and a an AW139 helicopter.
The Air Corps was also called to assist the Coast Guard in a search and rescue operation off the coast over this period.
The five ambulance trips involved flights between Casement Aerodrome and locations in England (London, Manchester and Newcastle) and Prague in the Czech Republic.
HSE teams were also carried on the air ambulance missions, but full details of the missions have not been released due to patient confidentiality.