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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist a family of three on board cruiser

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Lough Derg RNLI on exercise. Photo: RNLI/Lough Derg

At 7.15pm on Tuesday evening, March 22, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist a family of three on board a 36ft cruiser, suffering engine failure and adrift by Hare Island.

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New lifeboat berth for Aran Islands RNLI will mean faster launch times

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Aran Islands RNLI stand on their new pontoon. Photo: RNLI/Micheal Muldoon


Volunteer lifeboat crew with Aran Islands RNLI will be able to launch their all weather Severn Class lifeboat faster following the installation of a 24 metre pontoon, which will enable the lifeboa...

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Arklow RNLI save two sailors from sinking vessel

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Arklow Lifeboat arriving on scene. Photo: RNLI/Arklow

Arklow RNLI All Weather Lifeboat Ger Tigchelaar launched this afternoon (Saturday April 5th)  to a report of a sailing vessel which was in danger of sinking.

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Portaferry RNLI rescue group of kayakers in difficulty at Killyleagh

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Portaferry RNLI Atlantic 85 Class Lifeboat "Blue Peter V". Photo: RNLI/Portaferry

Volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI were invol...

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Wicklow RNLI launched to assist fishing vessel

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat 47-035 'Annie Blaker'. Photo: Wicklow/RNLI

Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched shortly before 4pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 February) to assist...

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RNLI to mark centenary of Fethard lifeboat tragedy

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The crew of the Mexico. Photo: RNLI


On the 20 February 1914 fourteen volunteer lifeboat crew with Fethard RNLI set out to rescue the crew of the Norwegian Schooner the Mexico, which had lost its bearings in terrible weather and had been drive...

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Clifden RNLI rescues four fish farmers in extreme weather

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Clifden RNLI rescue four fish farmers. Photo: RNLI/Clifden


Clifden RNLI in county Galway has rescued four fish farmers after they got into difficulty in extreme weather conditions this afternoon.


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Lough Derg RNLI rescue kayaker from fast flowing river

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Lough Derg RNLI recover kayaker. Photo: RNLI/Lough Derg

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Lough Derg RNLI pulled a man from the Nenagh river yesterday afternoon after they had received reports that he had fallen from his k...

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Bundoran RNLI station damaged hours after major fundraiser

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Bundoran RNLI hit by the storm. Photo: RNLI/Bundoran


Just hours after the annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat dinner dance ended on Friday night last (31 January), a combination of high tide and heavy swell caused damage to Bundoran lifeboat station.


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RNLI lifeboats in Ireland bring 1,278 people to safety in 2013

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Kilmore Quay RNLI pictured in heavy swells. Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard


RNLI lifeboats in Ireland launched 1,087 times in 2013 bringing 1,278 people to safety.

The figu...

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