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Taoiseach considering new laws making it an offence to ignore severe weather warnings

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is set to consider new laws making it an illegal offence to ignore severe weather warnings. His comments come after a number of windsurfers were spotted at

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Kite surfers in difficulty at Blackrock safely escorted ashore

The two kite surfers who got into difficulty this morning in Blackrock have been safely escorted to shore. Greenore Coast Guard, Clogherhead Coast Guard and RNLI and Irish Coast Guard

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Prince William pays tribute to Rescue 116 crew

Prince William has paid a special tribute to the four Irish Coast Guard air crew, including Blackrock man Mark Duffy, who died when Rescue 116 crashed off the Mayo coast

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Absence of island from Rescue 116’s onboard warning system was flagged up four years ago

A pilot had flagged the absence of an island off the Co Mayo coast from the Irish Coast Guard’s onboard warning system four years before Rescue 116 crashed into it

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Captain Mark Duffy to be remembered at Blackrock Raft Race on Sunday

The annual Blackrock Raft Race and Family Fun Day takes place this Sunday. Captain Mark Duffy, who perished after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 crashed off the Co Mayo

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Blackrock AC 4 mile road race to be dedicated to the late Captain Mark Duffy

This year’s Blackrock AC 4 mile road race will be jointly dedicated to Stephen Carroll and Captain Mark Duffy. The annual race, which will take place in Blackrock village on

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Dundalk Sub Aqua Club continue to assist in search operation for missing Rescue 116 crew members

The Dundalk Sub Aqua Club were in Co Mayo once again last weekend as the search for Rescue 116 winchmen Ciaran Smith and Paul Ormsby continued. The two Dublin men

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Passing of Mark Duffy a “community catastrophe”

Members of the Irish Coast Guard, local search and rescue personnel and youngsters from St Francis NS and Dundalk Rugby Club were amongst those who formed guards of honour for

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Huge crowds expected in Blackrock for Funeral Mass of Captain Mark Duffy

Huge crowds are expected in Blackrock this morning for the Funeral Mass of Captain Mark Duffy. The 51-year-old father of two died on Tuesday March 14th after Irish Coast Guard

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Traffic restrictions to apply in Blackrock for Funeral of Rescue 116 pilot Mark Duffy

The funeral of Captain Mark Duffy, who died following the crash of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 on March 14th, will take place in St Oliver Plunkett Church in

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Irish Coast Guard release tribute video to Rescue 116 victims

The Irish Coast Guard have released a superb tribute video for the crew of Rescue Helicopter 116 which tragically crashed off the Co Mayo coast on Tuesday March 14th. Captain

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Captain Mark Duffy’s Funeral to take place in Blackrock this Thursday

The Funeral Mass of Captain Mark Duffy who perished in the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crash off the coast of Co Mayo two weeks ago will take place

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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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Search to recover body from Rescue 116 to continue today

Attempts to remove the body found in Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 are continuing today. The Coast Guard confirmed last night that a body had been discovered in the

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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