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Country star Robert Mizzell will play the RNLI dance at the Allingham Arms next Friday 31 January
Country music stars Robert Mizzell and Kieran McAree are set to perform at the annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Dance next Friday 31 January. The dance, held this year at the Allingham Arms Hotel in Bundoran, is the flagship fundraising event…
The RIB being towed to the safety of Carrickfergus by Larne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
Larne RNLI launched at 3.50pm on Saturday (18 January) to assist a RIB which had lost engine power half a mile south of Muck Island. The volunteer crew were requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard to the nine-metre RIB with…
The lifeboat crew from Castletownbere who are to receive RNLI Gallantry Awards for a rescue. L – R: Lifeboat crewmember John Paul Downey, Lifeboat Mechanic Martin O’Donoghue, Coxswain Dean Hegarty, Lifeboat crewmember Dave Fenton and Lifeboat crewmember Seamus Harrington
Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat crew are to be honoured by the charity for a dramatic rescue of a fishing crew that took place in challenging conditions and resulted in the lives of six fishermen being saved. Coxswain Dean Hegarty is to…
Photographer Jack Lowe with his more-than-a-century-old camera alongside Castletownbere RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
Five years into his remarkable and challenging project to photograph all RNLI lifeboat station in the UK and Ireland with a Victorian-era camera, Jack Lowe has visited 147 stations and met more than 2,000 volunteers. And it’s not over yet,…
Graham Fitzgerald, coxswain Nick Keogh and Peter Byrne at the Wicklow RNLI New Year’s Day Annual Service of Remembrance
Wicklow RNLI held its annual Service of Remembrance on New Year’s Day (Wednesday 1 January) in memory of all deceased lifeboat volunteer members, sailors from the town and all those associated with the sea from Wicklow. The ceremony began with…
Brian Kehoe on board the Tamar class lifeboat Killarney
Brian Kehoe, station mechanic at Kilmore Quay RNLI, has retired from his position as full-time station mechanic and coxswain after serving over 50 years with the RNLI, half as a volunteer and half as an employee. Brian went afloat for…
The RNLI in Crosshaven assisted the diver
A diver has died in hospital after taking ill during a dive to fix a mooring at a popular yacht anchorage area in Cork Harbour this afternoon. The Polish national, understood to be in his late 40s, was diving to fix a…
The RNLI Inshore boat at Howth
Howth RNLI launched their Inshore Lifeboat on Sunday to multiple reports of a Kitesurfer in difficulty in the waters just off the beach in Portmarnock. The RNLI pagers sounded at 11.40 am after multiple 112/999 calls from concerned members of…
RNLI Lough Derg look for two kayakers
Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat launched yesterday morning at the request of Valentia Coast Guard to reports of two kayakers in the water near Garrykennedy. The volunteer lifeboat crew with Helm, Owen Cavanagh and crew Doireann Kennedy, Joe O’Sullivan and Jimmy…
Arklow RNLI in the Co Wicklow town’s harbour on a calmer day
Volunteers from Arklow RNLI were called to the scene where two people were injured after a wave swept them from the upper deck of a pier in the Co Wicklow town yesterday (Sunday 22 December). As TheJournal.ie reports, it’s understood…
File image of Baltimore’s all-weather lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI was called out yesterday afternoon (Friday 20 December) to assist a fishing vessel in difficulty off the coast of the West Cork village. The all-weather lifeboat was launched at 1.16pm at the request of the Irish Coast Guard…
Deputy launching authority Brendan O’Driscoll (left) presents John Innes with a certificate of service
The volunteers of Youghal RNLI recently gathered at Berties bar in the East Cork town to mark the retirement of long-serving crew member John Innes. John first became involved in 1987 and was fully enrolled as a crew member by…
Dun Laoghaire's RNLI All weather lifeboat passes Dalkey Island on Dublin Bay
At noon this Christmas Eve at the end of the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay, RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew will gather to lay wreaths at sea and remember 15 of their predecessors who were lost while on…
Lough Swilly, Portrush & Arranmore RNLI Rescue Five Fishermen in Storm Force Conditions (VIDEO)
Lough Swilly, Portrush and Arranmore RNLI volunteers spent almost 15 hours at sea in storm force conditions at the weekend to rescue five fishermen who got into difficulty off Fanad Head. Lough Swilly and Portrush RNLI were requested to launch…
Lifeboat volunteers from Ballycotton RNLI and Crosshaven RNLI
Volunteer lifeboat crews from Crosshaven and Ballycotton RNLI in Cork will share their own stories of how they got involved with the lifesaving charity on TV for RTÉ One’s Nationwide this coming Wednesday 18 December. And the two stations will…
Santas taking the plunge at Sandycove for last year’s Santa Scuba Dive
Tomorrow at noon (Sunday 15 December) Scuba divers dressed in Santa suits will be ready to dive into the sea water off Sandycove for the annual Santa Scuba Dive. This unique Christmas event has raised over €12,000 for the RNLI…
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