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Courtmacsherry RNLI launch to carry out search off West Cork coast

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 1:45 PM


Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 7.15pm on Saturday evening (24 March) in response to a reported sighting of someone in difficulty near the rocks off Dunworley Bay in West Cork.



Photo: RNLI/Courtmacsherry Harbour


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Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescue seven teenagers stranded on Sandymount

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 1:40 PM


Dun Laoghaire RNLI has rescued seven teenagers on Saturday afternoon (March 24th) after they got into difficulty when walking on Sandymount Strand.


Dun Laoghaire ILB in action. Photo: RNLI


The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 2.24pm...

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Clogherhead RNLI assists in medical evacuation of fisherman from boat

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Clogherhead RNLI assisted a fisherman in need of medical attention on Thursday (8 March).


Photo: RNLI/Clogherhead


At approximately 5.45pm, Clogherhead RNLI's all-weather lifeboa...

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Irish Coast Guard and RNLI issue joint safety call after storm Emma

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM


In the aftermath of storm Emma and the heavy snowfalls around the country the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint call for people to exercise caution and remain vigilant around the coast and near rivers.


Photo: RNLI


High tides, onshore easterly winds and a sharp rise...

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Wicklow RNLI rescue person from the harbour

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 5:25 AM


Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 6-30pm on Saturday evening (24 February), to a reported person in the water near the East pier.

Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


The casualty was recovered from the water by the lifeboat crew a short time later and taken ashore, where they were transferred into th...

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Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescue surfer caught in rip current off Wexford coast

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 4:10 PM


Rosslare Harbour RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (1 January) at 1.15pm to go to the assistance of a surfer caught in a dangerous rip current.


Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour


Two surfers had got caught in the rip current off Curracloe beach in Wexford. One of the surfers...

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Irish Coast Guard and RNLI urge people to Respect the Water and stay safe over the festive season

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 5:25 PM


The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint safety message for the festive season to remind people to stay safe when they are in or near the water over the holiday period and to remember some basic safety advice, to use if they see someone in trouble or get into difficulty themselves.


RNLI lifeboat at sea. Photo: Nigel Millard


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Skerries RNLI respond to medical emergency on Lambay island

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Skerries RNLI launched on Sunday evening (22 October) after receiving reports of a medical emergency on Lambay island.


Skerries RNLI Launching The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


Shortly after 8.30pm the alarm was raised by a m...

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Wicklow RNLI assist swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay beach

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 2:55 AM

Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched on Sunday afternoon (24 September) to assist a swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay.


Wicklow RNLI All-Weather and Inshore lifeboats. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover



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Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues two from capsized dinghy on Dublin Bay

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Two sailors were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat this morning after their small dinghy capsized on Dublin Bay.


Dun Laoghaire RNLI ILB rescues two from capsized dinghy on Dublin Bay. Photo: Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard


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