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RNLI honours contribution of Irish volunteers at the Annual Awards

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

RNLI honours contribution of Irish volunteers at the Annual Awards. Photo: RNLI/Pat Moore



The RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse on Saturday (27 June 2015) where the charity presented 55 awards to volunteers, groups and businesses from across the country.

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Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht

Posted on June 27, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Union Hall RNLI rescue five men from 54ft French yacht. Photo: RNLI/Union Hall


Union Hall RNLI has rescued five men on Friday evening (26 June) after their yacht was in danger of hitting rocks off the coast of west Cork.


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Rosslare Harbour RNLI assist six people in early morning call out

Posted on June 27, 2015 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Rosslare Harbour RNLI assist six people in early morning call out. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow



Rosslare Harbour RNLI assisted six people in the early hours of Friday morning (26 June) after their yacht got into difficulty off the Wexford coast.


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Wicklow RNLI launched to investigate floating object

Posted on June 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow RNLI launched to investigate floating object. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


Wicklow RNLI launched to investigate floating object Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched this afternoon (Saturday 20th June) at 3.10pm, to investigate a report of an object floating in the sea off the beach at Brittas Bay.

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Lough Swilly RNLI rescue three fishermen missing off Donegal coast

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

First rescue for Lough Swilly RNLI’s new Shannon class lifeboat.


In the early hours of this morning (Friday 19 June) Lough Swilly RNLI rescued three fishermen who had been reported missing after they failed to return home. It was the first rescue for Lough Swilly RNLI’s new Shannon class lifeboat and her v...

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Courtmacsherry RNLI in rescue of single handed sailor off Old Head of Kinsale

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Courtmacsherry RNLI rescue solo sailor. Photo: RNLI/Courtmacsherry


 

The Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 7.10 pm ton Wednesday evening (17 June) to answer a distress call from a Racing Yacht in difficulty off the West Cork Coast.


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RNLI to carry out free lifejacket safety checks at Drogheda Maritime Festival

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

RNLI to carry out free lifejacket safety checks at Drogheda Maritime Festival. Photo: RNLI



Clogherhead RNLI is encouraging leisure craft owners to get their lifejackets checked free of charge by the RNLI at the upcoming Drogheda Maritime Festival this weekend.

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Six teenagers rescued by Crosshaven RNLI

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Six teenagers rescued by Crosshaven RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Crosshaven


Six teenagers have been rescued by Crosshaven RNLI this morning (Tuesday 16 June) after a member of the public spotted them in the water and raised the alarm.


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Lough Derg RNLI launch to assist four people on board yacht, aground in Dromineer Bay

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Lough Derg lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Lough Derg


At 8.03pm on Monday evening, June 15, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist four people on board a 24ft yacht, aground in Sandy Bottom, in Dromineer Bay.


 

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Wexford and Rosslare Harbour RNLI assist two onboard broken down yacht

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Wexford RNLI assists broken down yacht. Photo: RNLI/Wexford


 

Volunteer lifeboat crew from Wexford and Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched yesterday afternoon (Sunday 14 June) to go to the assistance of two people onboard a 37ft yacht which got into difficulty off Wexford’s east coast.


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