Coxswain Brian O'Driscoll told the paper that the new station was "a long time coming".
The new €950,000 facility, replacing temporary accommodation that the lifeboat crews had occupied for 15 years, was build on reclaimed land provided by the Department of the Marine.
It comprises a two-storey lifeboat station and a pontoon from where the all-weather lifeboat can be launched for missions such as the fishing trawler grounded off Bere Island last month.
When completed, the building will also boast a crew changing room, training room, operations office and a charity shop.
The new station is scheduled to be open in the spring. The Southern Star has more on the story HERE.