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Greenore Coast Guard awarded memento for their efforts by Rescue 116 crew

The Greenore Coast Guard was last night presented with a memento from the crew of Rescue 116 for their support in the wake of the tragedy that befell the Irish

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Mapping issues on Rescue 116 highlighted by RTÉ’s Prime Time

Maps used by the crew of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 were blurred and contained incorrect details about Blackrock Island. That’s according to a report published by RTÉ’s Prime

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Life jackets on Rescue 116 were ‘not fit for purpose’ – RTÉ report

A new investigation by RTÉ has revealed that repeated warnings that the life jackets on board Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 were “not fit for purpose” were ignored for up

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Blackrock AC to host Stephen Carroll/Mark Duffy 4 mile road race this Saturday

Blackrock AC will host the Stephen Carroll/Captain Mark Duffy Memorial 4 mile road race in Blackrock this Saturday. The event gets underway at 6.30pm with proceeds in aid of the

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Local heroes to be honoured at Emergency Services Weekend in Dublin next month

Three local heroes will be remembered in a musical tribute in Dublin next month. Captain Mark Duffy, who was amongst the crew of Irish Coastguard helicopter Rescue 116 when it

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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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Wonderful tribute to Rescue 116 crew with tribute flotilla on Carlingford Lough

A poignant reminder of the sacrifice the Irish Coast Guard makes on a daily basis was made in Carlingford Lough yesterday when a tribute flotilla was held in memory of

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Tribute flotilla in memory of Rescue 116 on Carlingford Lough today

A tribute flotilla in memory of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 will be held at Carlingford Marina today. The event will remember Dara Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Smith, Paul Ormsby and

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Tribute flotilla in memory of Rescue 116 to be held on Carlingford Lough

A tribute flotilla in memory of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 will be held at Carlingford Marina later this month. The event on July 30th will remember Dara Fitzpatrick,

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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