The Transport Minister says it is vital that lessons are learned from the deaths of five people during separate coast guard missions as a new oversight plan for search and rescue (SAR) operations in Ireland was published.
Latest: Families and friends of those killed in the Rescue 116 crash have come together to mark one year since the tragedy.
Úna Ní Fhlannagáin is a harpist and harp teacher based in Co Galway. She recently won the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal for harp in a competition broadcast live from Cork on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
In a year in which an Irish Coast Guard volunteer died in the course of duty, the service says it has rescued or assisted 405 people in 2016.
A Co Clare man who strangled a woman before dumping her body will be sentenced to life imprisonment tomorrow after being found guilty of her murder.
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