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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…
Historic Mary Stanford Lifeboat on display in Ballycotton
The East Cork village from where the lifeboat station crew carried out what is regarded as the most famous rescue in Irish lifeboat history, to the Daunt Rock Lightship off Cork Harbour, is in need of volunteers for its present-day…
Ballycotton RNLI is looking for new volunteer fundraisers and lifeboat crew in East Cork
Ballycotton RNLI is looking for new volunteer fundraisers and lifeboat crew to join its community lifesaving team in East County Cork. The station’s volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the RNLI, be it through crewing the station’s all-weather lifeboat, fundraising,…
Newcastle RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Eleanor and Bryant Girling
#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI rescued six fishermen in a callout that lasted 12 hours on Monday 5 February. At 3.10pm, Newcastle’s volunteer crew were alerted to Belfast  Coastguard’s request for a lifeboat to assist a fishing vessel breakdown 15 miles…
Cheques are presented to the RNLI and IUSRU.
#GoodDeed: Two cheques were handed over to the RNLI and The Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit at a special event at the weekend. The funds were collected through the All in a Row charity event on the Liffey in…
Clogherhead RNLI with the fishing vessel under tow
#RNLI - Clogherhead and Skerries  RNLI  rescued a man whose fishing boat got into difficulty north of Dublin Bay yesterday afternoon (Thursday 1 February). The volunteer crews were requested to launch the all-weather lifeboat from Clogherhead and the inshore lifeboat…
The sinking of the MV Princess Victoria in 1953 was at the time the deadliest maritime disaster for the UK since the Second World War
#RNLI - Three RNLI lifeboats gathered yesterday (Sunday 28 January) at the site off Northern Ireland where the MV Princess Victoria sank 65 years ago with the loss of 133 souls. Donaghadee, Larne and Portpatrick RNLI lifeboat crews laid wreaths…
Galway Singer Sean Keane To Honour Clifden RNLI’s ‘Heroes Of The Waters’
#RNLI - Renowned Galway singer Sean Keane is set to make a welcome return to Clifden this February for a special evening of song and entertainment dedicated to the lifesaving work of the RNLI. In the intimate setting of the…
Helvick Head RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Robert Armstrong
#RNLI - Helvick Head RNLI had its first callout for 2018 in the early hours of Saturday morning (20 January) when the crew of a fishing vessel reported engine difficulty. Pagers sounded at 1.50am and volunteer crew Brian O’Rourke, Joe…
Youghal RNLI’s inshore lifeboat 'Gordon and Phil'
#RNLI - In the East Cork lifeboat station’s first callout of 2018, Youghal  RNLI was requested to launch at 1.02pm on Wednesday 10 January to reports of a fishing vessel that was taking on water. The lifeboat proceeded to the…
The Dunmore East RNLI crew throws a towline to the stricken trawler
#RNLI - Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched yesterday afternoon (Tuesday January 9) to assist a 23m trawler with four crew on board. The fishing vessel had suffered engine trouble and was drifting onto rocks one mile northeast of Dunmore…
Baltimore RNLI launching for yesterday’s medevac
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 7 January) to provide a medical evacuation from Sherkin Island. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 3.50pm to provide medical assistance…
Fethard RNLI launch to recover abandoned kayak
Fethard RNLI launched its inshore lifeboat this afternoon (Monday January 1 2018) to conduct a joint search with Fethard Coast Guard after a reported sighting of a kayak floating in the sea in the water off Crooke Chapel, Passage East,…

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