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Ballyglass RNLI in 11 and a Half Hour Call Out to Rescue Fishermen After Boat Breaks Down
Volunteers from Ballyglass RNLI spent 11 and half hours at sea today to bring three fishermen to safety off the Donegal coast. The lifeboat crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 4 am yesterday morning  following a request…
Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat
Volunteers from Lough Ree RNLI launched during Storm Diana to assist one person near St Johns Wood. At 10.35 this morning (Wednesday, 28 November 2018), Lough Ree RNLI volunteers were contacted by a gentleman who had sought refuge the previous…
File image of Crosshaven RNLI’s inshore lifeboat John and Janet
A man who fell overboard from his vessel near Cork Harbour was lucky to escape relatively unscathed after his lifejacket failed to inflate. Crosshaven’s volunteer RNLI crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 5.20pm yesterday evening (Tuesday 27…
Liam O'Connell was among the RNLI volunteers who helped rescue 30 crew from the shipwrecked Astrid, pictured here in July 2016
One of the Kinsale RNLI volunteers honoured for their role in the rescue of 30 crew from the tall ship Astrid in July 2013 has been jailed for seven years on drug distrubution charges. As The Irish Times reports, Liam O’Connell was…
Dun Laoghaire's RNLI inshore lifeboat was called out to a swimmer on Dublin Bay today. Lifeboat cre onboard were (left to right) Damien Payne, Laura Jackson and PJ Gallagher
Dun Laoghaire's RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to a swimmer this morning by Dublin Coastguard in choppy conditions on Dublin Bay. Launching into rough conditions on Scotsman's Bay, the small D class boat, with three RNLI lifeboat crew onboard, made its way to…
Geoff Johnston presents his painting to Larne RNLI coxswain Frank Healey
Last Thursday evening (15 November) Larne RNLI lifeboat crew and station management welcomed Geoff Johnston and his wife Caroline to the station. Geoff’s hobby is painting and the artist presented the lifeboat crew with an incredible painting of their all-weather lifeboat, Dr…
Lough Ree RNLI
Lough Ree RNLI assisted two people on a barge that had run aground in Hudson Bay. At 6.03pm yesterday (Monday,12 November) Lough Ree RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked by the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head to a barge,…
Volunteer crew from Lough Derg RNLI and members of the Lough Derg RNLI Fundraising Committee with Robert Spier (right)
Lough Derg RNLI’s new lifeboat, the Atlantic 85 B911 Jean Spier arrived at the Station yesterday.  On Saturday, November 10, the Naming Ceremony for the new lifeboat, the Jean Spier, took place at the RNLI Lifeboat College at Poole in…
Fenit lifeboat
Fenit and Kilrush RNLI were involved in a major multi-agency search and rescue operation last night for a windsurfer who was missing at sea for seven hours. Fenit RNLI was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 5.34pm yesterday evening…
Bundoran RNLI approaching the surfer off Rougey Point
#Lifeboats - Bundoran’s RNLI crew assisted a surfer safely to shore on Saturday afternoon (10 November). The volunteers launched after a member of the public raised the alarm, having spotted someone they thought to be in difficulty and waving their…
The French tourist is taken to a waiting ambulance
Red Bay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched this afternoon (Friday 2 November) following reports that a French tourist had sustained a broken ankle after falling on rocks at Kenbane Head near Ballycastle, North Antrim. Two members of Ballycastle coastguard and…
Dunmore East RNLI tows the trawler clear of the rocks
#Lifeboats - Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday 1 November) to a 23m fishing trawler that had run aground with five people onboard half a mile south-west of Dunmore East Harbour. At 2.06am,…
The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations with 46 in Ireland, such as the above in County Wicklow. The RNLI is independent of Coast Guard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service
The RNLI is deeply grateful and humbled by the generosity of Mrs Elizabeth O’Kelly to bequeath over €6 million in her will to the charity. Gifts in wills, be they large or small, are vital to the charity’s work in…
Carrybridge RNLI attend at the grounding scene
At 5.27pm on Sunday 28 October, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a vessel with one person on board which had run aground…
The lifeboat arrived with the casualty vessel and once on board assessed the vessel for water ingress and none was found.
 At 16:15pm on Friday 19 October, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a vessel with three persons on board which had run aground…
The Clann Lir was blessed in a service of dedication
At a special naming ceremony and service of dedication held yesterday (Saturday 13 October), Ballyglass RNLI officially named its new D class lifeboat, Clann Lir, in the Mayo coastal town. The honour of naming the lifeboat went to Derek Moran,…

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