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RNLI lifeguards make welcome return to Causeway Coast and County Down for Easter

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

RNLI lifeguards make welcome return for Easter. Photo: RNLI/Colin Watson


RNLI lifeguards will be making a welcome return to a number of selected beaches on the Causeway Coast and in County Down next weekend ahead of the Easter holidays.

After un...

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RNLIs first permanent inland lifeboat station now complete at Carrybridge

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Enniskillen RNLI's new lifeboat station. Photo: RNLI/Enniskillen


The RNLI’s first permanent inland lifeboat station is now complete and fully operational on Upper Lough Erne in county Fermanagh.

After been housed in temporary accommodation for ...

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Red Bay RNLI launch to aid lone yachtsman in poor weather

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Red Bay RNLI launch to assist lone yachtsman. Photo: RNLI/Red Bay


Red Bay Lifeboat crew went to the aid of a 25ft Yacht with one person on board 1.5 miles off Glenarm on Sunday evening (29 March).

The volunteer lifeboat crew laun...

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Wicklow RNLI rescue kite surfer

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow RNLI launch to assist windsurfer. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover


Wicklow RNLI all weather lifeboat launched at 5.10pm on Saturday (28th March) to assist a kite surfer in difficulties off Potters Point, south of Wicklow head.

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Bear Grylls backs campaign to save lifeboat

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Artist's impression of the proposed temporary shelter. Photo: SSK Project


TELEVISION adventurer, Bear Grylls, has given his support to a campaign to save Ireland’s most famous lifeboat.



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Irish yacht sailors called on to help RNLI with research

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo: RNL/Nathan Williams

A new research project being run by the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) is exploring attitudes towards risk and safety, and the various ways in which yacht sailors participate in their sport.


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Rosslare Harbour RNLI tow lone yachtsman to safety during the early hours

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Rosslare Harbour RNLI was requested by Irish Coast Guard to assist a 12 metre yacht which had lost all power due to a generator failure at 12.50am this morning (Monday 23 March).

The lone yachtsman had radioed for help as the loss of power with no wind present had disa...

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Howth RNLI rescue three people from motorboat which had ran aground

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Howth RNLI rescue three people from motorboat. Photo: Howth Coast Guard

Howth RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 6.30pm this evening (Sunday 22 March) to reports a motorboat was taking on water at the entrance to Malahide estuary.

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Lifeboat couple say I do after meeting saving lives at sea with Clifden RNLI

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Clifden RNLI lifeboat crew Alan Pryce and Sinéad O’Sullivan emerge from St. Joseph’s Church to be met by volunteer lifeboat crew from Clifden RNLI. Photo:

Clifden RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew scrambled into the kit for a special callout recently when they pro...

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Lough Swilly RNLI set to welcome first Shannon Class lifeboat to Ireland in Homecoming celebration

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Lough Swilly’s new Shannon class lifeboat on sea trials in Poole, Dorset recently. Photo: RNLI

Final preparations are being put in place for ‘the Homecoming’, which will see Lough Swilly RNLI receive the first Shannon class lifeboat in Ireland. The station is planning a special celebrat...

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