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Family Say 'Thank You' to Portrush Lifeboat for Saving Son
A grateful family presented a cheque to Portrush lifeboat crew in thanks for saving their son this summer.On 16th May 2010 both Portrush Lifeboats were launched to two separate incidents within one at 0922 hours and one at 0924 hours.Within…
Special Plaque Remembers Portrush Lifeboat Tragedy
A Special plaque presented to Portrush Lifeboat in honour of those who have lost their lives On the 1st November 1889 the Portrush Lifeboat launched to a boat in peril at Portballintrae. A ship had been reported in difficulties near the…
Lifeboat Rescues Two Fishermen After Ten Hours Stranded in Liferaft
Two young fishermen are recovering today (Sunday 31 October 2010) after being rescued by lifeboat crew from Ballyglass RNLI.  The two men were found in a liferaft 13 miles north of Belderrig in County Mayo after a lifeboat crewmember raised…
Wicklow Lifeboat Rescues Two People from Capsized Jet Ski
Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat was called into action shortly before 2pm yesterday afternoon (Saturday 30th October 2010) when two people got into difficulties while on a jet ski off Wicklow harbour. The Coast Guard were alerted after vigilant members of…
Dun Laoghaire Replaces Malahide as Relief Lifeboat Base
Dun Laoghaire Harbour has replaced Malahide as the new location for a relief lifeboat base which is to serve the RNLI's Irish Division, writes Jehan Ashmore. The RNLI had signed a one-year contract with Dun Laoghaire Marina Marketing & Management…
First Rescue for Kilmore's Tamar Lifeboat
The Kilmore Quay lifeboat crew are currently undergoing intensive training on their new €3 million Tamar lifeboat, which only arrived on station last Wednesday.  The lifeboat was on scene in twelve minutes and took the fishing vessel under tow into…
The Tamar Arrives!... At Kilmore Quay
The RNLB Killarney arrived yesterday into Kilmore Quay after making her delivery voyage from England. The new €3 million craft is the first Tamar-class to operate in Irish waters and is the most technically advanced lifeboat in the RNLI fleet.…
Man Rescued after Fall from Boat in Ballyshannon
The use of the kill chord and a lifejacket on a boat in Donegal this week meant a man who went over board  was able to be rescued quickly by Bundoran Lifeboat The RNLI was alerted to a person in…
Ballycotton Lifeboat Rescues Fishing Vessel
Ballycotton lifeboat was launched last night, 11 October, to a fishing vessel with a fouled propeller, near rocks off Ballycroneen Bay, east of Cork Harbour. The boat's skipper put out an anchor and contacted the owner, who in turn contacted…
Cruising Sailor Rescued off Cork Harbour
A sailor who got into difficulty cruising from Wales to the Canary Islands was rescued and brought to safety in Cork Harbour yesterday. The 10-metre yacht hit poor weather conditions near the Pollock Rock east of Power Head and lost…
First 'Tamar' Lifeboat Arrives at Kilmore Quay on Wednesday
The RNLI's new Tamar class all weather lifeboat will arrive at Kilmore Quay in County Wexford next Wednesday (13 October 2010) at 5pm. This €3 million lifeboat will be the first of its class to be based at an Irish…
Two Investigations Underway into Weekend Boating Accident
Gardai launched a full investigation into the weekend boating tragedy where two men died in Inishboffin harbour.The men were identified locally as former Mayo footballer, Ger Feeney, and businessman, Donal McEllin, both from Castlebar. It is understood the pair left the…
Two Men Die in Inishbofin Boating Accident
Two men died in a boating accident off the coast of Inishbofin in Co. Galway early this morning. The pair, aged in their late 50's and early 60's had arrived on the island yesterday on a 40ft motor cruiser and…
Five Incidents in Four Days for Cork Harbour Lifeboat
Crosshaven Volunteer RNLI Lifeboat has had a very busy few days as they were tasked to five incidents in four days. On Thursday evening at 17.59, the Lifeboat was tasked to the upper reaches of Cork Harbour near the city to…
Lifeboat Launches for Swimmer in Difficulty on Dublin Bay
A swimmer in difficulty was brought to safety at lunchtime today by the RNLI inshore lifeboat from Dun Laoghaire when a large swell caused problems at the popular 40-foot bathing-place at Sandycove, Co. Dublin. The incident occurred when the female swimmer was…
Galway Lifeboat Rescues Person Stranded near Hare Island
Galway RNLI lifeboat went to the rescue of a person reported to be stranded in rising waters between Hare Island and Ballyloughane Beach, Renmore on Wednesday afternoon (29 September). A member of the public rang the Irish Coastguard to report…

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