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Irish yacht sailors called on to help RNLI with research

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo: RNL/Nathan Williams

A new research project being run by the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) is exploring attitudes towards risk and safety, and the various ways in which yacht sailors participate in their sport.


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Rosslare Harbour RNLI tow lone yachtsman to safety during the early hours

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Rosslare Harbour RNLI was requested by Irish Coast Guard to assist a 12 metre yacht which had lost all power due to a generator failure at 12.50am this morning (Monday 23 March).

The lone yachtsman had radioed for help as the loss of power with no wind present had disa...

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Howth RNLI rescue three people from motorboat which had ran aground

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Howth RNLI rescue three people from motorboat. Photo: Howth Coast Guard

Howth RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 6.30pm this evening (Sunday 22 March) to reports a motorboat was taking on water at the entrance to Malahide estuary.

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Lifeboat couple say I do after meeting saving lives at sea with Clifden RNLI

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Clifden RNLI lifeboat crew Alan Pryce and Sinéad O’Sullivan emerge from St. Joseph’s Church to be met by volunteer lifeboat crew from Clifden RNLI. Photo:

Clifden RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew scrambled into the kit for a special callout recently when they pro...

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Lough Swilly RNLI set to welcome first Shannon Class lifeboat to Ireland in Homecoming celebration

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Lough Swilly’s new Shannon class lifeboat on sea trials in Poole, Dorset recently. Photo: RNLI

Final preparations are being put in place for ‘the Homecoming’, which will see Lough Swilly RNLI receive the first Shannon class lifeboat in Ireland. The station is planning a special celebrat...

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Red Bay RNLI launch to help stranded walkers on Fair Head

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Callout to Fair Head by Red Bay RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Paddy McLaughlin


Volunteer lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI launched on Saturday afternoon (21st March 2015) to go to the aid of three walkers who got into difficulty on the Boulder Field at Fair Head, County Antrim.

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Lough Ree RNLI receives 500 Euro cheque from Organisation of National Ex Servicemen

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Paddy McCrossan and Seamus Fuery, of the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen (O.N.E.), Athlone, presented a cheque for €500 to Lough Ree RNLI Lifeboat, at the Lifeboat Station in Coosan, on 3 March.

O.N.E. are stalwart supporters of Lough Ree RNLI, volunteering each year to help with c...

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Arklow RNLI launch to aid of local fishing vessel

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Lifeboat Volunteers from Arklow RNLI were alerted by pager at 15.07 on a fine Sunday afternoon 8/3/15.

Arklow all-weather lifeboat RNLB Ger Tigchelaar was launched within minutes in response to a call for help from a local fishing vessel.

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Newcastle lifeboat men receive RNLI awards for service to saving lives at sea

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Newcastle RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Joe McClelland and volunteer crewmember William Wilson receive their RNLI long service awards from Newcastle RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager Kingsley Singer. Photo: Colin Watson


Two long-serving Newcastle RNLI volunteers have received awards...

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Lunchtime callout for Wicklow RNLI

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow RNLI lifeboat towing the trawler. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


Wicklow all weather Lifeboat RNLB Annie Blaker launched just before 1pm today (Sunday 15 February) to assist a fishing vessel with mechanical problems north of the harbour.

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