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Arranmore RNLI assist the distressed fisherman off Gola Island
#RNLI - Arranmore  RNLI in Co Donegal assisted a fisherman who got into difficulty off Gola Island at the weekend when his small boat ran aground on rocks. The all-weather lifeboat was called out at 11am on Sunday 18 March and…
Clifden Lifeboat Rescues Missing Spear Divers On St Patrick’s Day Callout
#RNLI - Minutes after participating in the local St Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday 17 March, Clifden RNLI joined a full-scale search and rescue operation for two spear divers reported missing. Clifden’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats were tasked alongside Achill…
Lough Ree RNLI volunteers Liam Sherringham, Shane McCormack and Matt Welsh, with lifeboat operations manager Tony McCarth fellow Eamonn Flynn, Donie Hearaghty and Ciaran Harte at the launch of the 2018 Lap of Lough Ree
#RNLI - Lough Ree  RNLI has launched their fifth Lap of Lough Ree, which will take place this year on Sunday 22 April raising funds for the lifeboat service in Athlone. The 85km cycle will go anti-clockwise around Lough Ree,…
Portaferry RNLI’s Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Bluepeter V tows the stricken yacht to Strangford
#RNLI - A volunteer crew from Portaferry  RNLI were paged yesterday afternoon (Monday 12 March) to go to the aid of a man on a yacht experiencing engine problems. The man was travelling on his 13-metre yacht from Bangor to…
Clogherhead Lifeboat Assists Medevac Of Injured Fisherman
#RNLI - Clogherhead RNLI assisted a fisherman in need of medical attention on Thursday evening (8 March). The all-weather lifeboat was launched around 5.45pm following a request for a medevac from a small fishing boat operating off Gormanstown and north-east…
The woman and her dog were safely transferred to shore by the Portaferry RNLI volunteers
#RNLI - Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 6 March), a volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI was tasked to go the aid of a woman stranded on one of Strangford Lough’s many islands. The woman had been walking her dog on Rough Island,…
The lifeboat and pilot boat Michael Evans from Belfast Harbour met in Belfast Lough at the Fairway Buoy where a pilot went aboard the fishing vessel
Volunteer lifeboat crew with Donaghadee RNLI abandoned their Saturday evening to assist a 315 tonne Spanish fishing boat with 18 crew members onboard, which had a broken down engine, and bring it safety in Belfast Harbour. Donaghadee RNLI all-weather lifeboat…
A scene from Coliemore Harbour on Dublin Bay during Storm Emma
In the aftermath of storm Emma and the heavy snowfalls around the country the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint call for people to exercise caution and remain vigilant around the coast and near rivers. High…
Baltimore Lifeboat On 11-Hour Callout To Assist Trawler
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI were called out on Monday afternoon (26 February) to a fishing trawler that had broken down 50 miles south of Baltimore in West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 2.12pm after the…
L-R: Tony Parle, Trevor Devereux, Niall McGee, Michael Rossiter, Derek McDonnell (in water), Johnny Moore, Nick Kendall, Sam Nunn, Alan Hinchy, Eugene Kehoe.
Last Sunday, Wexford Sub Aqua Club, presented the Kilmore Quay branch of the RNLI, with a cheque for €1,000. The presentation was done just before the crew went out for their scheduled morning training exercise. This money was raised by…
Arranmore RNLI’s three new lifeboat recruits
#RNLI - Arranmore RNLI has just announced some new recruits to the lifeboat station, including an honorary president and three volunteer lifeboat crew. Majella O’Donnell has been appointed station president. Majella met with the lifeboat crew last Tuesday 20 February at…
The lifeboat, commanded by Aidan O’Connor with Norman Jackson, Jenna O’Shea and Georgia Keating were only a few minutes from the incident when tasked by Valentia Marine Rescue centre
Crosshaven RNLI volunteers led an inter agency rescue yesterday evening (Thursday 22 February) after being diverted from exercise to a person who had fallen on rocks at Fountainstown and was found in a serious condition by a member of the…
Members of the RNLI Community Safety Team at the Ireland Angling 2018 exhibition in Swords; John McKenna, Laura Jackson, Colm Plunkett and Miryam Harris. They were helping to raise awareness about the importance of wearing lifejackets, carrying personal locator beacons and having an effective means of communicating in the event of an emergency for any one taking part in angling or water sports
Members of Howth RNLI’s Community Safety Team were on hand to raise awareness and offer water safety advice at the Ireland Angling 2018 exhibition at the National Show Centre in Swords last weekend (17 and 18 Feb 2018). The charity…
Galway Lifeboat Rescues Man After Dinghy Capsizes
#RNLI - Galway RNLI rescued a man who got into difficulty after his dinghy capsized on Galway Bay yesterday afternoon (Sunday 18 February). The incident happened off Hare Island shortly before 1pm, when a member of the public saw the…
Comedian PJ Gallagher with Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteers
#RNLI - Comedian, radio host and TV personality PJ Gallagher is to hold a night of fun and laughter with some of Ireland’s top comedians to raise funds for the RNLI. The one-off event is being staged at Dun Laoghaire’s…
Sausage Island is a nickname for Ynys–Las in Anglesey in Wales
I wonder if the example of what FINTAN has done in Britain could be followed in Ireland? It is an innovative approach to adding to rescue knowledge. The UK Ordnance Survey and the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have…

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