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Book of condolence opens at Dundalk Garda Station for Mark Duffy

A book of condolence has opened at Dundalk Garda Station for Captain Mark Duffy and the fellow crew members of Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 which perished off the

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Body of Mark Duffy recovered from wreckage of Rescue 116

Gardaí have confirmed that the body recovered from the wreckage of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 was that of pilot Mark Duffy from Blackrock. It emerged on Friday evening

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Remains of missing pilot Mark Duffy are found

The body of Rescue 116 pilot Mark Duffy has been found in the wreckage of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter this evening, according to a report in The Irish Daily

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Hopes of determining what happened Rescue 116 as black box is recovered

Hopes of determining what happened the missing crew members from Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 and finding them have heightened this evening with the news that the black box recorder

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Work on upgrading sea wall in Blackrock is completed

Work on upgrading the sea wall of the lower car park in Blackrock village has been completed in recent days. The wall is now finished to the same high standard

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Wreckage of Rescue 116 found off Mayo coast

The wreckage of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 has been located off the Mayo coast, according to reports this afternoon Search teams found the wreckage 60 metres off Blackrock Island,

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Just 10 ghost estates remain in Co Louth

There are just 10 ghost estates left in Co Louth, according to new figures from the Department of Housing. This is a fall from the 104 that were accounted for

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Air Accident Investigation Unit think Rescue 116 may have crashed into Blackrock

It is likely that the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 helicopter crashed into Blackrock, off the Co Mayo coast in the early hours of last Tuesday morning, the Air Accident

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Blood donation clinic in Blackrock this evening

A blood donation clinic is open in St Francis National School in Blackrock this evening. The clinic will be open from 5pm to 8.30pm with new donors welcome. For further

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Gardaí apprehend those responsible for graffiti in Blackrock

Gardaí in Blackrock apprehended those responsible for a spate of graffiti in the village at the weekend. A large quantity of graffiti was discovered in the vicinity of Ladies Beach

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Superb turnout for candelit vigil in Blackrock in honour of missing Irish Coast Guard crew

There was a large turnout in Blackrock last night at a special vigil to honour the crew of the missing Rescue 116 Irish Coast Guard Helicopter. In most people’s thoughts

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Wife of missing pilot Mark Duffy thanks public for their “love and compassion”

The wife of missing Irish Coast Guard pilot Mark Duffy has thanked the public for their support at this difficult time. Hermione Duffy, from Blackrock, posted a message on Facebook

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Candlelit gathering in honour of Mark Duffy to be held in Blackrock this St Patrick’s Day

A short candlelit gathering will take place at the Sundial in Blackrock at 8pm on St Patrick’s Day to give the local community an opportunity to show its solidarity and

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Reports of ‘savage’ dog attack in Blackrock played down

Locals in Blackrock have played down reports of a “savage” dog attack in the village last Thursday. According to reports in a local newspaper at the weekend a large dog

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St Patrick’s Day parade in Blackrock cancelled

The planned St Patrick’s Day parade in Blackrock has been cancelled. News of the cancellation was announced yesterday evening. Organisers said the event would not be going ahead due to