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#blacksod

# blacksod - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Searches had been due to resume over the weekend but were postponed due to bad conditions.

# blacksod - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman

A memorial plaque will be unveiled for Rescue 116′s Paul Ormsby in his home town of Ballyfermot.

# blacksod - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report

The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.

# blacksod - Monday 10 April, 2017

Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll

Carrick River Rescue claimed they were stopped and charged on the M7 toll after taking part in Rescue 116 search.

# blacksod - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore

The helicopter crashed three weeks ago while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, County Mayo.

# blacksod - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'We'll do it as long as it takes': Massive community effort to feed Rescue 116 search teams

Groups from all over the country are sending food to the local co-op near Blacksod.

# blacksod - Monday 3 April, 2017

'We need those boys home': Sister of missing Rescue 116 crewman appeals for search help from fishermen

Orla Smith – whose brother Ciarán Smith remains missing – said that she and her family were trying to stay as strong as possible.

# blacksod - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today

The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.

# blacksod - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow RIP

Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow

The body of Mark Duffy was recovered on Sunday.

# blacksod - Monday 27 March, 2017

Rescuers will try to lift the wreckage of Rescue 116 from the sea today

The body of Captain Mark Duffy was recovered from the wreckage of the downed aircraft over the weekend.

# blacksod - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Body recovered from Rescue 116 wreckage identified as Captain Mark Duffy

The Coast Guard member’s body was recovered from the wreckage and brought ashore today.

# blacksod - Friday 24 March, 2017

Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116

The body has not been brought ashore.

Hopes that dives to wreckage of Rescue 116 can begin today

Favourable weather conditions are expected this morning which will allow divers to reach the wreckage of the helicopter beneath the water.

# blacksod - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Investigators have found additional wreckage of Rescue 116 in an area of interest

It’s now believed that the helicopter had no contact with any of the lighthouse or the building itself.

# blacksod - Monday 20 March, 2017

Investigators say Rescue 116 could have hit rocks at lighthouse

Up to now, the focus of the investigation has been on Black Rock lighthouse.

No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116

Captain Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith remain missing.

Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116

It was thought the fisherman had lost his entire hand, instead it was just the tip of his thumb which was severed.

# blacksod - Friday 17 March, 2017

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick's funeral to take place tomorrow RIP

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick's funeral to take place tomorrow

President Michael D Higgins will be among mourners tomorrow.

# blacksod - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Rescue 116: Search for Coast Guard flight recorder gets underway

Today is the third day of the search for the three missing crew members.

'We thanked them for the family members which they lent to this nation' - Anxious wait for news of Rescue 116

Shane Ross spoke softly of the families being “devastated”.

# blacksod - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Rescue 116: Black box homing beacon detected in search for missing crew

Search teams are looking for three missing crew men.

'It's unspeakable, what's going on': Shane Ross meets families of Coast Guard crew

Searches are ongoing to locate chief pilot Mark Duffy and winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith.

'You hang on to a thread of hope but are fearful' - The search for Rescue 116

Three crew members are yet to be recovered.

# blacksod - Saturday 19 January, 2013

95 Garda stations to close by end of month

Garda authorities have released a full list of the 95 stations which will close within the next 12 days.

# blacksod - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

From The42 Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London Green Shoots

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London

In your weekly triathlon round-up, the Irish Junior squad excel in London and more than 200 people brave the waters at Blacksod, Co Mayo.