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First callout for father and son volunteer lifeboat crew at Newcastle RNLI

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: RNLI/Mourne Observer/Michael Flanagan


Volunteer lifeboat crew at Newcastle RNLI were called out on Wednesday (21 January) after a distress call from a fishing vessel in the Irish Sea.

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Howth RNLI rescue man from Howth Harbour

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Howth ILB launching in the early hours of Sunday 25th January 2015 to reports of a male casualty in the water in the harbour. Photo: RNLI/Noel Davidson


Howth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 5.30am this ...

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Two consecutive call outs for Lough Derg RNLI in severe weather

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Lough Derg RNLI launched in severe weather conditions to assist two canoeists in difficulty on Lough Derg today (Friday 9 January).

On returning to station, the lifeboat launched again following a report from a distressed member of public that his horse might have strayed close to the Nenagh River and b...

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First call out of 2015 for Skerries RNLI

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Skerries RNLI was requested for the first time in 2015 on Thursday morning (8 January) following reports of a swimmer in difficulty.

The volunteer crew launched their Atlantic 85 lifeboat Louis Simson at 11.30am following a call to Dublin Coast Guard from a co...

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Fishermen in Kilkeel urged to stay safe during deadliest month of the year

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

As Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) research (1) reveals more fishermen die in January than in any other month of the year, the lifesaving charity has launched a hard-hitting campaign encouraging fishermen to make sure their boats keep them safe at sea – with an emotive advert due to be displayed around the town of Kilkeel.

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First call out of 2015 for volunteer lifeboat crew at Newcastle RNLI

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Recovering Newcastle RNLI's inshore lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Newcastle

Both lifeboats at Newcastle RNLI were launched in the early hours of Saturday morning (3 January) following reports of a missing male sighted near the beach close to Down Roads.

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Clifden RNLI receive first callout for new all weather lifeboat and help Inishturk resident spend Christmas at home

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Clifden RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew had their first callout in their new all weather lifeboat last night (Tuesday 23 December) to bring a local GP to provide urgent and immediate medical attention to an elderly resident on Inishturk Island. The treatment means that the man will get to spend Christmas at home and not in hospital.

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Portaferry RNLI rescues man caught out by tide

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Portaferry RNLI has rescued a man who got caught out by the tide yesterday afternoon (Monday 22 December).

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 2.24pm following a report of person in the water on Strangford Lough.

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Newcastle RNLI receive first callout for new lifeboat hours after its arrival

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Newcastle RNLI's new D class lifeboat Eliza. Photo: RNLI/Niamh Stephenson

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Newcastle RNLI got to put their new inshore lifeboat through its paces on Thursday 4 December when it was requested to launch hours after arriving at station.

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Lough Swilly RNLI make special visit to see progress of their new Shannon

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Mark and Greg get a briefing from Fleet Cox Martin Phillips. Photo: RNLI/Lough Swilly


Three members of Lough Swilly RNLI recently made a very special trip to check on the progress of the station’s new state of the art Shannon class lifeboat.

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