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Cora Walsh, Neville Raethorne (manager of SuperValu Sutton), Ian Sheridan, Aidan Cooney and Howth RNLI coxswain Fred Connolly after the trolley dash on Tuesday 20 December
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#RNLI - Aidan Cooney, a presenter on TV3’s Ireland AM, took part in a ‘trolley dash’ around SuperValu Sutton this past Tuesday (20 Dec 2016) in an effort to raise much-needed funds for Howth RNLI. As a result, SuperValu Sutton…
Red Bay lifeboat volunteers searching off the Antrim coast on Sunday 18 December
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#RNLI - Volunteers from Red Bay RNLI in Co Antrim joined in the ongoing search for a missing woman yesterday (Sunday 18 December). The all-weather lifeboat, under coxswain Paddy McLaughlin and with six crew members onboard, launched at 11.30am and…
The cheque represented the proceeds of Volvo Cork Week's RNLI Ladies lunch and Fashion Show
Royal Cork YC
Crosshaven RNLI crew in Cork Harbour received a presentation of €5,100 from the Royal Cork Yacht Club, being the proceeds of the Volvo Cork Week RNLI Ladies lunch and Fashion Showorganised by Mary Jones (pictured above) which took place in the…
Castletownbere RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
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#RNLI - Castletownbere RNLI was requested to go to the aid of a 36m vessel with mechanical difficulties north of the Bull Rock off the coast of West Cork on Friday evening (16 December). The lifeboat, under the command of…
Arranmore RNLI
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Arranmore RNLI rescued four fishermen this morning after their 70ft boat got into difficulty off the Donegal coast. The crew of the vessel which was travelling from Greencastle to Killybegs, raised the alarm before 7am after the boat developed steering…
Skerries RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson for the second time in two days on Tuesday evening (29 November 29) after Dublin Coast Guard received reports from a fishing vessel of a boat on…
Union Chandlery Host RNLI Pop–Up Shop This Saturday
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This Saturday, Union Chandlery in Cork city will be hosting an RNLI pop–up shop where 100% of the proceeds will be going directly to the RNLI. These funds are vital for keeping RNLI boats on the water and providing the…
The recent gala evening of music in aid of Fethard RNLI
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#RNLI - Fethard RNLI was presented with a cheque for €1,140 following a Gala Evening of Music & Song towards the charity’s special appeal in aid of a new inshore lifeboat, which is due on service at the end 2017.…
The Arranmore lifeboat crew is a community affair
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#RNLI - Jimmy Early has taken over as coxswain of the Arranmore RNLI all-weather lifeboat following 41 years of service. Early, who is just weeks into the job, is currently furthering his training at the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset.…
Castletownbere RNLI guided the local coastguard team to the casualty trapped on a ledge in the Dursey Sound
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#RNLI - Castletownbere RNLI’s lifeboat was tasked just before noon yesterday (Sunday 13 November) to go to the aid of a man trapped a ledge on the shore in the Dursey Sound. The lifeboat, under the command of second coxswain…
Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
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#RNLI - RNLI lifeboats from Wicklow and Courtmacsherry have responded to two separate calls from fishing boats in difficulty around the Irish coast in recent days. A trawler with three fishermen onboard was towed to safety by Wicklow RNLI yesterday…
Derval O’Rourke joined RNLI volunteers at the launch of 2016’s Reindeer Runs
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#RNLI - The RNLI’s festive Reindeer Runs are back in three locations in Cork and Dublin. And the charity that saves lives at sea is encouraging families to come out, get involved and get moving for a great cause. Renowned…
Skerries lifeboat crew rescues two swimmers from the water off Colt Island on Hallowe'en afternoon
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI responded yesterday afternoon (31 October) to reports of swimmers in difficulty to the south of Colt Island off the north Co Dublin town. Shortly after 12 noon, a member of the local fishing fleet alerted Dublin…
At the National Yacht Club's fish supper in aid of the RNLI are from from right to left are Rita O'Reilly, Ken Robinson, Pamela Bell and Emma Robinson
National YC
Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat hosted a fundraising Fish Supper at the National Yacht Club last Friday where €1,000 was raised. The RNLI Fish Supper initiative, is an annual charity fundraising event to support the RNLI's lifesaving work. 
There were four Bar to Gold badges, one of which was awarded posthumously to John Charleton from the Kilkeel Branch. Lynda Davidson from the Donaghadee Fundraising Branch, Margaret Nicholson from the Kilkeel Branch and Aileen Smyth from the Donaghadee Ladies’ Guild were also awarded.   The Honorary Life Governorship awards went to Eveleigh Brownlow from Portaferry and District Guild and Elenore Huston from the Coleraine/Castlerock Branch.   The long service awards in recognition of 20 years volunteering commitment went to Jeffrey Bell from Larne RNLI, Gregory McDaid from Lough Swilly RNLI, Raymond Newell from Kilkeel RNLI and Simon Rogers from Portaferry RNLI. Morrris McBride from Kilkeel RNLI and Shane McNamara from Donaghadee RNLI were recognised with a 30 year Bar to Long Service badge.
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RNLI volunteers have been honoured at the charity’s annual presentation of awards in Northern Ireland. The event which was staged at the Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office on Friday night (21 October) honoured 21 awardees recognising their dedication and commitment to…
The inshore lifeboat retrieve the stricken Jet-Ski
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Howth RNLI rescued a man who got into difficulty on a jet ski this afternoon and ended up in the water east of Ireland’s Eye. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch both their inshore and all-weather lifeboats at…

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