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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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Search continuing for missing person after fishing vessel sinks off Dublin coast

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Photo: RNLI

A major search and rescue operation is under way for a missing fisherman after a boat sank in the Irish Sea.

At around lunchtime this afternoon Skerries RNLI responded when a small ...

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RNLI - Respect the Water says fight your instincts, not the water - Ireland

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Castlehaven GAA Healthy Club Representative Noel Browne. Photo: RNLI/Nathan Williams

As temperatures look set to soar across Ireland new research commissioned by the RNLI has revealed that 39% of Irish people questioned said they would follow their instincts and fight against the water, if the...

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Coastal deaths: RNLI says fight your instincts, not the water to help survive

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 5:10 AM

RNLI Respect the Water campaign advert 2017.

New research* commissioned by the RNLI reveals that over half (54%) of people in the UK would follow a potentially life-threatening instinct if they fell into water. The RNLI is calling on the public to fight their instincts and remember a simpl...

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Skerries RNLI respond to reports of distress flares

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Skerries RNLI Crew spot a second flare. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning

Skerries RNLI responded yesterday evening (22 May) after Dublin Coast Guard received reports that members of the public had seen flares off Balbriggan harbour.

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Arranmore RNLI assist two people after boat breaks down off Glen Head in Donegal

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 12:45 AM

Severn Class Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI

Arranmore RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was called out to assist two people in a boat with engine failure off the coast of Glen Head in County Donegal yesterday evening(Saturday 20 May) at 8 35pm.
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Wicklow RNLI assist injured man during multi-agency operation

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

Wicklow RNLI lifeboat pagers were activated at 12.24pm on Tuesday afternoon (16 May) following a Coast Guard launch request to a casualty, who had fallen from the quayside onto the Strand beach while cycling at Wicklow harbour.

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Courtmacsherry RNLI rescues 70ft fishing vessel 10 miles off Old Head of Kinsale

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 4:20 AM

Photo: RNLI/Courtmacsherry

Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was called out on Wednesday morning (17 May) to go to the aid of a 70ft fishing vessel that sought assistance 10 miles south east of the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork.


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Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched to Mayday alert off Wexford coast

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Rosslare Habour RNLI responds to EPIRB signal off Wexford coast. Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour

Rosslare Harbour RNLI all weather was launched by the volunteer lifeboat crew yesterday morning (Tuesday 16 May) at 11.45am to respond to an EPIRB distress signal (Emergency Posit...
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Radio mast damaged at Portrush RNLI's lifeboat station

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 5:30 AM

Portrush All-Weather and Inshore Lifeboats. Photo: RNLI/Judy Nelson

The radio mast at Portrush RNLI lifeboat station was damaged at the weekend.

Portrush RNLI Coxswain Des Austin said:


‘We believe those wh...

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