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Lough Swilly RNLI Featured On 'Ear to the Ground'
#RNLI - RTÉ’s popular agricultural programme Ear to the Ground paid a visit to Lough Swilly RNLI recently which will feature on this week's episode on Thursday evening. Set to feature is local man Francis Burns, who along with running…
RNLI Answers More Than 400 Calls in NI in 2012
#RNLI - Lifeboats in Northern Ireland launched 255 times to a variety of call-outs in 2012 in a year that saw the institution's lifeboats and lifeguards answer 413 calls for help. RNLI search and rescue operations saw 236 people brought…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Has Highest Number of Rescues as 46 Call Outs Save 76 People
#rnli – Dun Laoghaire RNLI brought the highest number of people to safety with 76 individuals rescued by their volunteer lifeboat crews during 46 callouts in 2012. RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager for Dun Laoghaire Stephen Wynne commented:  "The two RNLI…
Irish Lifeboats Launched Over 900 Times in 2012
#RNLI - Irish lifeboats from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) launched 939 times in 2012, bringing 1,041 people to safety. The figures are being released by the charity following returns of service from all 44 lifeboat stations in Ireland.…
Lifeboat Rescues 49er Dinghy Crew on Dublin Bay
#rescue – The crew of an Olympic 49er skiff dinghy that capsized off Dun Laoghaire in strong winds this morning has been brought to safety by Dun Laoghaire lifeboat. The two dinghy sailors got into difficulties in strong winds on…
Portrush Lifeboat Gets Identified
#rnli –  Thanks to the generosity of local man Willie Gregg, Portrush Lifeboat has now been fitted with and Automatic Identification System (AIS). The AIS is an automatic tracking system used on ships to enable them to be identified and…
RNLI Gallantry Medal Comes Home
#portrush – Tim Nelson's interest in all things connected with the RNLI has paid dividends in relation to the return of a silver gallantry medal presented to a local man for saving the life of a boy in Portrush in…
Lifeboat Crews Tow Vessel From Rocks Off Waterford
#Lifeboats - reports that RNLI lifeboat crews from Dunmore East and Fethard rescued two fishermen from their vessel off the Waterford coast yesterday (14 January 2013). Rescuers sped to the scene after the 10-metre fishing boat got into difficulty…
Suspected Engine Fire Leads to Yacht Rescue off Dun Laoghaire
#RNLI – Lifeboats at Dun Laoghaire were called out yesterday following a distress call from a yacht with a suspected fire on board. The incident took place shortly after mid-day while a second call for a kitesurfer in difficulty was…
Sea Trials Won't Weather New Shannon Class Lifeboat
#Lifeboats - The video above shows off a prototype of the RNLI's new lifeboat class, the Shannon, as it undergoes sea trials to determine how it handles the rough weather all too common to the seas around the UK and…
Lough Ree Locals Praise New RNLI Lifeboat Station
#Lifeboats - RTÉ News has a video report on a memorial to lives lost on the Shannon recently installed at the location of Lough Ree's new lifeboat station. Relatives of those lost to the waterway spoke of their appreciation for…
Fishermen Rescued off Hook Head, County Waterford
#rnli – Lifeboat crew from Dunmore East and Fethard RNLI were involved in the rescue of four fishermen whose vessel got into difficulty in county Waterford early this morning. Shortly after 8am, volunteer lifeboat crew from Dunmore East and Fethard…
Howth Family Dedication to RNLI Lifeboat Service
#rnli – One Howth family gives 142 years dedicated service to saving lives with the RNLI. As a charity, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) depends on the selfless dedication of volunteers, like the Duffys of Howth, to risk their…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Ceremony Remembers Christmas Eve Tragedy
#rnli – The crew of the RNLI lifeboat station at Dun Laoghaire will hold their traditional ceremony to remember the 15 volunteers that died on service in 1895 on Christmas Eve as well as all those who lost their lives…
Belfast Lough RNLI Honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medals
#lifeboat – A combined total of 360 years service to the Royal national Lifeboat Institution by twenty members of the Bangor Lifeboat Station was recognised at a presentation of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals at the Royal Ulster Yacht Club.…
Wexford Lifeboat Rescue Woman & 'Holly' the Dog From Harbour
#rnli –  A 29–year–old woman and her dog were rescued by Courtown RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew from the water at Courtown Harbour last night (Monday 17 December) after a twenty minute ordeal in freezing conditions. The local woman went to…

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