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Man rescued by Galway RNLI after dinghy capsizes

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 1:25 AM


Galway RNLI rescued a man who got into difficulty after his dinghy capsized on Galway Bay on Sunday afternoon (18 February).


Photo: Galway RNLI


The incident happened off Hare Island shortly before 1pm. A member of the public saw the man was unable to right the 15 foot vess...

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Hollywood comes to Clogherhead as locals act to fund new lifeboat

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 8:40 AM


Members of Clogherhead RNLI have been overwhelmed with the local support for ‘The Night at the Oskars’, a major fundraising event being staged to raise funds for the station’s new Shannon class lifeboat, which is due to arrive in 2019.


A night at the Oskars. Photo: RNLI/Clogherhead

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PJ Gallagher and friends to hold special comedy night in Dun Laoghaire theatre

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 8:20 AM


Well known comedian, radio host and star of the small screen, PJ Gallagher, is to hold a night of fun and laughter with some of Ireland’s top comedians to raise funds for the RNLI.


Comedian PJ Gallagher with Dun Laoghaire RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Niamh Stephenson


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Ballycotton RNLI needs new fundraising volunteers and lifeboat crew

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 12:20 PM


Ballycotton RNLI is looking for new volunteer fundraisers and lifeboat crew to join its community lifesaving team in East County Cork.


Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard


The station’s volunteers make...

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Newcastle RNLI rescue six fishermen in 12 hour call out

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 12:20 PM


Newcastle RNLI rescued six fishermen yesterday afternoon (Monday 5 February) in a call out that lasted 12 hours.


Newcastle All-weather lifeboat. Photo: RNLI


At 3.10pm, the volunteer crew members at Newcastle RNLI were alerted by their pagers that Belfast Coastguard h...

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New 65,000 Euro community funded lifeboat goes on service at Fethard RNLI

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 7:20 PM


A new inshore D class lifeboat has gone on service at Fethard RNLI. The lifeboat which arrived at the Fethard lifeboat station on THursday (1 February), replaces Tradewinds, which has been used to rescue people off the Hook peninsula since 2007.


D-819 Initial Launch. Photo: RNLI/Damien McGarry

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Clogherhead and Skerries RNLI assist man after 10m fishing boat breaks down

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 7:45 PM


Clogherhead and Skerries RNLI rescued a man whose boat got into difficulty north of Dublin Bay yesterday afternoon (Thursday 1 February).


Clogherhead RNLI's all-weather lifeboat. Photo: RNLI


The volunteer crews were requested t...

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Helvick Head RNLI rescue crew of fishing vessel in midnight call out

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 9:20 AM


The lifeboat crew’s pagers sounded at 1.50am in the early hours of Saturday morning, (20 January).


Photo: RNLI


The crew of a fishing vessel reported engine difficulty which required a tow in to Helvick Harbour.

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Donaghadee RNLI start the New Year with callout to jet ski pair in difficulty

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 4:35 PM


Donaghadee RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew assisted two people to safety this morning (1 January) after they got into difficulty on their jet ski and a member of the public raised the alarm.

Photo: RNLI


The volunteer crew were paged at 11.4...

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Fethard RNLI start New Year with kayak recovery launch

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 4:25 PM


Fethard RNLI launched its inshore lifeboat this afternoon (Monday January 1) to conduct a joint search with Fethard Coast Guard after a reported sighting of a kayak floating in the sea in the water off Crooke Chapel, Passage East, Waterford.


Fethard RNLI launch to recover abandoned kayak. Photo: RNLI Fethard

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