Video: Man recovering after rescue from Mayo cave, man dies after aircraft crash

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Man trapped in sea cave overnight in Co Mayo recovering

A man trapped in a sea cave overnight in Co Mayo has been rescued by emergency services.

The 40-year-old spent almost 22 hours on a ledge in the cave at Downpatrick Head, after being swept into the area during high tide on Saturday evening.

Since the alarm was raised just before 6pm on Saturday, a major search and rescue operation has been underway.

The man was airlifted by helicopter to Sligo General Hospital at around 4.00pm by the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 118 from Sligo.

The man is said to be well and in good spirits.

Man dies after microlight aircraft crashes in Co Clare

A man has died after the microlight aircraft he was piloting crashed in Co Clare on Sunday.

The circumstances of the tragedy are still unclear, however, it is understood the accident occurred at around 4.45pm in a field off the Ballard Road about a kilometre from Miltown Malbay.

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National Ambulance Service paramedics, units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Ennistymon station and Gardaí rushed to the scene.

The Athlone-based Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) air ambulance was also tasked to the incident.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man dies in fatal road crash in Co Limerick

A man has died following a fatal road crash in Co Limerick on Sunday.

The incident occurred in Shanbally on the outskirts of Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick on the R555 road between Abbeyfeale and Duagh, Co Kerry around 6.10pm.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a male aged in his 70s, was fatally injured during the collision.

The R555 is currently closed between Abbeyfeale and Duagh as the scene of the collision is preserved pending a technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth takes place

Mourners who “follow the Queen’s example, and inspiration of trust and faith in God, can with her say: ‘We will meet again’,” the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

Justin Welby told attendees of the state funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth that grief felt across the world arises from the Queen’s “abundant life and loving service, now gone from us”.

In his sermon, the archbishop said: “People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer.

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“But in all cases those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privileges are long forgotten.

Garda members praised for rescuing woman from burning house in Kerry

Four Garda members have been praised for rescuing a woman from a burning house in Co Kerry.

The gardaí needed medical treatment after entering the smoke-filled house in Killarney on Friday evening.

Emergency services were called to the property at around 9.20pm after a report was made about the smell of smoke coming from the property.

When they got to the scene, gardaí did not see any obvious signs of a fire. However, when they reached the back of the house, they could see smoke billowing from a window.

Houses with lowest energy ratings consumed 60% more electricity in 2021

Houses with BER ratings F and G rated consumed 60 per cent more electricity per square metre than A and B rated dwellings in 2021, according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

While for gas usage, F and G rated dwellings consumed 38 per cent more gas per square metre than A and B rated dwellings last year.

A and B rated dwellings used 42 kilowatt-hours of electricity per square metre in 2021 compared with 79 kWh per square metre for D and for E and 67 kWh per square metre for F and G rated dwellings.

The mean electricity consumption in 2021 for dwellings built in 2005-2021 was 48 kWh per square metre which was around two-thirds of the figure for dwellings built in 2000-2004 of 75 kWh per square metre.

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