HSE Statement

The HSE wishes to take this opportunity to express its sincerest condolences to the Irish Coast Guard following yesterday's tragic events.

The Director General of the HSE, Tony O'Brien, said, “This tragic event brings into sharp focus the great sacrifices that members of the Coast Guard make every day as they protect our citizens. On behalf of the HSE and in particular the National Ambulance Service, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick. As the search continues for the remaining three crew of Rescue 116, our thoughts are with them and their families at this time.”

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Last updated on: 15 / 03 / 2017