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Some of the Lough Swilly RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat crew on board their Shannon class lifeboat Derek Bullivant
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The first Shannon class RNLI lifeboat to go on service in Ireland was officially named today in a special ceremony attended by crowds of people in Buncrana, county Donegal. The €2.4m life-saving vessel has already been on nineteen callouts since…
Fishing Safety Event to be Held in Kilkeel
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have joined with the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA), the Fishermen’s Mission and Seafish, the group responsible for the promotion of the fishing industry, to hold a fishing safety event in Kilkeel, County Down next…
Union Hall Lifeboat Launches To Yacht Off Glandore Harbour
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#RNLI - Union Hall RNLI was tasked by Valentia Coast Guard at 6.14pm on Monday (20 June 2016) to reports of a yacht in difficulty with a broken tiller three-and-a-half miles south of Glandore Harbour. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched…
Portrush RNLI's inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - Portrush RNLI's inshore lifeboat launched yesterday evening (Tuesday 21 June) to reports of a swimmer in difficulty at the Herring Pond in Portstewart. Three volunteer lifeboat crew launched the inshore lifeboat in cloudy conditions in a slight sea…
Mrs Rose Michael is presented with her RNLI Bar to Gold Badge by RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease
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The RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse on Friday (17 June 2016) where the charity presented 56 individual awards to volunteers from across the country. Five of the awardees were from Dublin North. However the…
Lough Swilly RNLI's Shannon arrives on station
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#RNLI - Arklow man and former lifeboat operations manager Jimmy Tyrrell will have the honour of naming the first class of RNLI lifeboat to be named after an Irish river this Saturday 25 June in Buncrana, Co Donegal. Lough Swilly…
Wicklow's all-weather lifeboat towing the stricken yacht into Wicklow Harbour
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19 June) to a solo sailor in distress six miles off the Wicklow coast. A marine VHF radio distress signal was received by the Irish Coast Guard from the French…
Early Morning Callout For Arklow Lifeboat To Casualty In Water
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#RNLI - Arklow RNLI was called out early this morning (Sunday 19 June) to go the assistance of a casualty in difficulty near Arklow Harbour. Within minutes of a pager alert at 6.23am, the lifeboat Ger Tigchlearr and her volunteer…
The 36–foot fishing vessel got into difficult just 300 metres off the rocks at Dunworley Point near Seven Heads in West Cork at 2pm today and sought immediate assistance.
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The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 2pm today Sat to go to the aid of a 36 foot Fishing Vessel that had got into difficulty just 300 meters off the rocks at Dunworley Point in West…
The four young rowers have had to set aside their record attempt after setting off from Tower in London 10 days ago to row around the UK coast. See video below.
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Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched last night to four young men attempting a record-breaking row off the UK coast after they requested assistance in worsening weather conditions. They were brought to safety by Rosslare Harbour RNLI in a call out that…
Pictured at the launch of Text Coney are from left Frank Carter, Sligo Bay RNLI Coastal Safety Adviser, Rogan Wheeldon, RNLI Community Incident Reduction Manager, Michael and John McGowan, residents of Coney Island, Joe Henderson, Sligo Bay RNLI Coastal Safety Officer, Willie Murphy, Sligo Bay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager and to the front, Johnny Keaney Sligo Bay RNLI volunteer.
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The RNLI has today launched an innovative free text message service aimed at preventing people getting caught out by dangerous tides when travelling to Coney Island in County Sligo. In what is the first of its kind in Ireland, the…
The lifeboat launched from Fethard dock in good weather with a northerly wind gusting 3/4 knots
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Fethard RNLI launched this morning to a 21-foot fishing vessel with a fouled propeller one mile from Baginbun Head. There was one fisherman on board the boat. While the lobster pots were being recovered onto the vessel a rope became…
RNLI Red Bay – Prior to its arrival in Cushendall, the all weather lifeboat was moored at Glenarm Marina for a short period
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An all-weather lifeboat has officially been put on service and become a declared search and rescue asset for a two year trial period at Red Bay RNLI in County Antrim. The Trent class lifeboat Henry Heys Duckworth has come from…
Bangor Lifeboat Rescues Four On Drifting Motorboat In Belfast Lough
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#RNLI - Bangor RNLI assisted four people who got into difficulty on a broken-down motorboat on Belfast Lough on Monday evening (13 June). The volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 10.25pm to rescue the 19ft motorboat just off the Cloghan Jetty.…
Carrybridge RNLI speeding to one of their three callouts on Upper Lough Erne this past Saturday
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#RNLI - Carrybridge RNLI attended three different incidents – one involving a fire – on Upper Lough Erne this past Saturday (11 June). The inshore lifeboat and rescue wafer craft were initially tasked to a burning vessel at 6.08pm, two…
Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat taking the cruiser under tow
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched to give assistance to an English motor cruiser at 12.20pm yesterday (Sunday 12 June). The cruiser, with five people on board, was on passage from Dun Laoghaire to Pembroke when it developed mechanical…

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