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Lough Swilly RNLI to receive first E2.4M Shannon class lifeboat in Ireland

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Shannon class lifeboat. Photo: RNLI

The RNLI has today (Monday 1 September 2014) announced that Lough Swilly lifeboat station in Buncrana, County Donegal is to be the fi...

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Helvick Head RNLI name new lifeboat in memory of Robert Armstrong

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Helvick Head RNLI lifeboat crew lay a wreath for donor. Photo: RNLI/Patrick Browne


Helvick Head RNLI officially named their new Atlantic 85 lifeboat B874 Robert Armstrong on Saturday (30 August 2014) during a ceremony held on the pier outside the lifeboat station.

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Courtmacsherry and Kinsale RNLI assist 43 people after boat gets into difficulty

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Kinsale Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI

Courtmacsherry and Kinsale RNLI rescued 43 people yesterday after the pleasure boat they were on got into difficulty.

The lifeboat...

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Helvick Head RNLI to hold Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for new Atlantic 85 lifeboat

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Helvick Head RNLI B class lifeboat Robert Armstrong. Photo: Willie Harty

The Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication of Helvick Head RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 lifeboat Robert Armstrong will take pla...

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Clogher Head RNLI crew member rescues two men after fishing boat sinks

Posted on August 24, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A lifeboat crew member from Clogher Head RNLI has been praised for his swift actions in rescuing two men from a fishing vessel which sank yesterday (Saturday 23 August).

Shortly before 5.30pm, Sean Flanagan and his son were fishing approximately two miles away from Port Oriel when they noticed a Razor fishing...

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Howth Lifeboat crews answer their 50th callout this year (so far)

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Howth RNLI towed two motorboats to safety in separate incidents over the past 24 hours as it’s volunteer crews have one of their busiest seasons yet with 50 call outs so far.

The pagers sounded at 7.15pm on Friday evening with a launch request for the inshore lifeboat to locate and assist a mot...

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Crosshaven RNLI in major search for missing powerboat

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A major rescue operation swung into action early this morning after reports of a speedboat crashing into a channel marker buoy en route from Cork city to Crosshaven.

The volunteer lifeboat crew was paged at 45 minutes past midnight this morning (Saturday 23 August) to the incident in the lower part o...

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Double callout for Rosslare RNLI marks a fitting farewell for Michael

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo: Nigel Millard

Rosslare RNLI was called out twice this afternoon (Friday 22 August) to help two separate boats with ropes wrapped around their propellers.

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Galway RNLI rescues three people from drifting boat off Barna

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Galway RNLI came to the rescue of two men and a child whose boat got into difficulty off Barna Pier, Galway Bay, this afternoon (Friday 22 August).

The 18ft bayliner was about half a mile off Barna when its engine failed. The boat drifted for some 30 minutes before the men on board called 999, at about 2.2...

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Early morning call out for Wicklow RNLI

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Wicklow RNLI's all weather lifeboat launched at 4am this morning (Friday 22 August) to the aid a yacht in difficulties eight miles north of Wicklow harbour.

The yacht was on passage to Greystones when the propeller became fouled in ropes and was unable to make any headway.

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