News and Events

The latest news releases from the RNLI and CRBI 

Our goal is to bring you accurate and up-to-date news from the RNLI and CRBI. In addition, the website aims to inform you of events, functions etc. 

Our aim at is simple: To spread the word of the great work done by the RNLI and CRBI around the Irish Coastline. 

Get in touch with us if you have any queries or have something that you would like us to cover.

E-mail us at


view:  full / summary

Lunchtime callout for Wicklow RNLI

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow RNLI lifeboat towing the trawler. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


Wicklow all weather Lifeboat RNLB Annie Blaker launched just before 1pm today (Sunday 15 February) to assist a fishing vessel with mechanical problems north of the harbour.

Read Full Post »

Three fishermen rescued from sea off Rosslare Harbour

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched at 12.15pm this afternoon (Wednesday 11 February) to a Mayday from a sinking 10 metre fishing vessel located a mile and a half from Rosslare Harbour.

Read Full Post »

Kilrush RNLI on standby following aircraft pan-pan radio call

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: Andrew Walker

Kilrush RNLI was put on standby today following a Pan-Pan urgency on board a small aircraft while on approach to Shannon airport.

Read Full Post »

RNLI give 1,414 reasons to respect the water as charity releases 2014 Irish lifeboat figures

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Last year in Ireland the RNLI’s lifeboat crews launched 1,089 times, bringing 1,414 people to safety. The charity is calling for the public to think ahead and never underestimate the strength and power of the sea and inland waters as it today (Wednesday 28 January) releases its 2014 lifeboat launch and rescue statistics, based on detailed returns of service, from each of its 45 lifeboat sta...

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »

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 ...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »