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Republic searches recover three bodies from the sea

The bodies of three men have been recovered from the sea following two incidents in the Republic of Ireland.

Two fishermen's bodies were found on the shoreline near Spanish Point in County Clare following a major search.

In a separate incident, the body of John O'Leary, from Barness in Allihies, was recovered off the coast of County Cork.

He had been on a sailing dinghy with his teenage son when the boat overturned.

The boat carrying the two Clare fishermen, the Lady Eileen, was last seen at sea at 13:00 BST on Monday off the Cliffs of Moher.

The alert was raised when the men failed to return to port at the expected time.

Mr O'Leary and his son had clung on to their capsized vessel for up to four hours before the teenager swam ashore to raise the alarm.

His body was recovered at about 01:30 BST on Tuesday from waters off Cod's Head, on the Beara Peninsula.