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Late Late Show praised for 'beautiful tribute' to four members of tragic Irish Coast Guard crew

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(Clockwise from top left): Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, Ciaran Smith and Paul Ormsby

(Clockwise from top left): Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, Ciaran Smith and Paul Ormsby

(Clockwise from top left): Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, Ciaran Smith and Paul Ormsby

The Late Late Show has been praised for their solemn tribute to the four members of Irish Coast Guard crew Rescue 116.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Paul Orsmby, Captain Mark Duffy and Ciaran Smith all lost their lives when their helicopter crashed off Blacksod Bay in Mayo on March 14.

While Captain Fitzpatrick and Captain Duffy have since been buried, the search mission for the remains of Paul and Ciaran sadly continues.

Tonight the Late Late Show had a harrowing tribute to the heroic group.

Author Joseph O'Connor read his stunning poem 'Rescue 116' in front of screens displaying their faces and a video montage of brave Coast Guard rescues.

The poem spoke powerfully about the daring and courageous work our Coast Guard crews do.

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