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Mother and two children rescued at Silver Strand

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 2:15 PM

A mother and her two children were rescued on Saturday afternoon (29 July) in a joint operation between Wicklow RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard at Silver strand beach.

Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat launching to incident at Silver Strand. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

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Ballycotton RNLI in 14-hour callout to yacht in difficulty 60 miles off the Cork

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat early yesterday (Saturday 22 July) at 9.28am following a request from Falmouth coastguard who reported the activation of an EPIRB (an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) approximately sixty miles off the Cork coast.

Fourteen hour tow ...

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Carrybridge RNLI in multi-agency response to gas explosion on vessel

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Carrybridge RNLI in County Fermanagh launched on Wednesday morning (19 July) in response to a report of a gas explosion on a vessel at a marina in Carrybridge.

Photo: RNLI/Nuala McAloon

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requ...

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Bundoran Lifeboat responds to pan-pan emergency call

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 6:15 AM

Whilst on exercise to Mullaghmore on Sunday morning (9thJuly), the volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat responded to a pan-pan emergency call from Malin Head Coast Guard at 11.40am.

Photo: RNLI/Bundoran

A five metre rib had been found at Malin B...

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Clifden RNLI responds to two medical evacuations

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 1:15 AM

Clifden RNLI has carried out two medical evacuations from the island of Inishbofin since Friday.

Photo: RNLI

The pagers first sounded at 11.15am on Friday (23 June) in response to a call for a medical evacuation. Clifden's D Class inshore life...

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Lough Ree RNLI assist in island medical emergency

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 4:35 PM

Lough Ree RNLI in action. Photo: RNLI/Lough Ree

Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat crew were alerted by the Coast Guard this afternoon (Saturday 3 June) to attend a medical emergency on an island in Lough Ree.

The alarm was raised shortly after 1pm on behalf of an island residen...

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RNLI and Irish Coast Guard urge people to respect the water this Bank Holiday

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 11:50 AM

RNLI and Irish Coast Guard in joint call to respect the water this Bank Holiday weekend

The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this Bank Holiday weekend.

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Dunmore East RNLI launch to two divers in difficulty off Hook Head.

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 117 training with Dunmore East RNLI Trent Class All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Dunmore East

Dunmore East RNLI rescued two divers who got into difficulty off Hook Head in County Wexford yesterday afternoon (Sunday 28 May).


The ...

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Bundoran Lifeboat assists broken down boat

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 4:30 AM

The Bundoran Lifeboat William Henry Liddington accompanies the Killybegs Coast Guard rib and casualty vessel to Teelin. Photo: RNLI/Laura Mc Nulty

On Sunday afternoon, (28 May), the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was requested to assist a rib with four persons on board which had broken down off Malinbeg, close ...

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Body recovered in search for missing fisherman

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Photo: RNLI

A body has been recovered in the search for a missing fisherman off the coast of Skerries, Co Dublin.

The man's remains were found by Garda divers acting...
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