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Search continues for Seamus

AN Ennis woman has described her extreme worry as the search for her foster son, missing since the weekend, continues.

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Hoping for a ‘Banner’ return

AS the county gears itself up for this weekend’s big match against Limerick, an Ennis hotel is hoping for a different kind of ‘Banner’ comeback.

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The first female search and rescue crew of Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and Capt Carmel Kirby at the Shannon base. Photograph by Chris Copley

Ladies take control for Search and Rescue debut

  LAST Friday saw the Shannon based Search And Rescue Helicopter fly its first missions while the aircraft had both a female pilot and co-pilot. The women in question were Captain Dara Fitzpatrick and Captain Carmel Kirby. Captain Fitzpatrick is based in Waterford and was on transfer to Shannon to build up flying hours on the Sikorski S92 helicopter, which is due to replace the S61 in Waterford next month. Captain Kirby is scheduled to become the manager flight operations for all the helicopter search and rescue bases later this year. It was a historic occasion for the Coast Guard and the women carried out two missions on their shift. One of these was a cardiac case in West Cork, who was brought to Cork University Hospital, and the second was an aero-medical transfer from Cork University Hospital to Temple Street of a critically ill five year old child. Coast Guard statistics show a 45% rise in the number of …

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HSE investigates toddlers’ illnesses

The Mid-West Health Service Executive is carrying out an investigation after two West Clare toddlers contracted serious digestive system infections.

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Corofin celebrates Heffernan’s world title

When Cork man Rob Heffernan won the gold medal in the men’s 50km walk at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow this week, it led to great celebrations in Corofin and Ennis.

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Industrial dispute may ground Shannon flights

FLIGHTS from Shannon to Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday may not get off the ground because of industrial action.

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IAA figures show some recovery

FURTHER evidence of an element of recovery at Shannon has been provided by the latest statistics from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).

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€3m operating profit for port company

SHANNON Foynes Port Company (SFPC) has reported a record operating profit of over €3m from 2012, a year that saw tonnage throughput at the company’s ports reach levels not seen since 2008.

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