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Lough Derg RNLI assists with engine failure

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

At 8.30pm on Thursday evening, April 16, whilst out on exercise, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat observed a boat close to shore at Two Mile Gate, flash a distress signal with a torch.

Upon investigation the lifeboat crew found five people, four adults and one child, on board a 20ft boat that had s...

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Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat launched to vessel in distress

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Lifeboat crew recover liferaft after EPIRB call. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

Wicklow RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch at 2.35pm on Wednesday afternoon (Wednesday 15 April) by the Coast Guard, after an emergency position radio beacon (EPIRB) activated from a vessel in distress off the Wicklow coast.

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Third Callout for Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat in 12 hours

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Courtmacsherry lifeboat off Roches Point. Photo: RNLI/Courtmacsherry


For many it was the end of the working week, but for members of Courtmacsherry RNLI All weather lifeboat crew, yesterday evening was only the commencement of a very busy period of activity at sea, as it responded to its third callout.

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Courtmscsherry RNLI in rescue of 60 ft Fishing Boat off the Seven Heads

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.40pm this evening to go to the aid of a 60 ft Fishing Boat that got into difficulties two miles off the Seven Heads Coastline in West Cork.

The Courtmachsherry RNLI lifeboat with a crew of seven were away immediately and located the casualty at...

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Lough Swilly RNLI welcome first Shannon class lifeboat to Ireland

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

The first shannon class lifeboat arrives into Lough Swilly. Photo: RNLI/Clive Wasson


Crowds turned out in Buncrana today (Friday 10 April 2015) to welcome a brand new €2.4 million lifeboat to its new home on the Donegal coast.

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Bundoran RNLI rescue teen from capsized jet-ski

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Bundoran RNLI rescued a teenager who fell from a capsized jet-ski on Thursday afternoon (April 9th), prompting the service to issue a warning about water safety.


The volunteer crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat by Malin Head Coast Guard at...

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First RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Ireland to arrive into Lough Swilly, County Donegal

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Lifeboat crew from Lough Swilly RNLI will arrive into Buncrana at noon tomorrow (Friday 10 April 2015) onboard the station’s new €2.4 million Shannon class lifeboat. The new lifeboat is the first of its class to be put on service in Ireland and the first to be named after an Irish river, the previous classes are all called after UK rivers.

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Bundoran RNLI launch to surfer in difficulty

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

On Monday evening (6 April 2015), the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were requested to launch to a surfer in difficulty by the Coast Guard at Malin Head.

Shortly after 8pm, a passer-by noticed a female surfer in difficulty off Tullan Strand in Bundoran and im...

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Arklow RNLI volunteers rescue trapped seal near rocky shoreline

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: RNLI/Tommy Nolan

On Friday morning 03/04/15 Arkow RNLI was made aware that there was a seal apparently caught in fishing gear close to the Arklow Harbour entrance.

Two of Arklow RNLI’s team went to the area...

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RNLI message to divers over 50 Make sure you are fit to dive

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

RNLI Diving safety advert

Divers aged 50 and over are being encouraged to ensure they are fit to dive, with data showing that divers in this age bracket accounted for over half of all diving deaths in the UK in the 2013 incident year*.

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