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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Irish Coast Guard

Last month
August 2023
Inflatable toy retrieved off Dublin coast after false reports of missing child
The inflatable toy, a plastic pink flamingo, had nobody on board.
This year
Missing persons search ongoing in Donegal mountains
A Rescue 118 helicopter has been tasked as part of the search operation.
Dept Transport refute claims of obstructing inquest into death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer
Caitriona Lucas died after a RIB capsized during a search for a missing man on 12 September 2016.
Public urged to bring a means of calling for help out on the water during activities
Water safety agencies are asking people to be cautious over the upcoming June bank holiday weekend.
The state is dropping CHC as its contractor for Coast Guard helicopters
The Irish Coast Guard contract had been run by the Irish arm of CHC Helicopters.
Student (21) who died after getting into difficulty swimming off Waterford coast named locally
The Irish Coast Guard brought three people from the water.
British officials launch probe after Irish Coast Guard helicopter's emergency landing in Derry
It is understood that the incident on Sunday involved the Sligo based rescue helicopter.
Coast Guard tells volunteers they are now 'explicitly included' under whistleblowing law
It follows several years of disputes within the organisation.
Last year
The Irish Coast Guard responded to almost 2,700 incidents this year
The Irish Coast Guard today published its end of year summary of statistics today.
Dog rescued after falling from cliff near Doolin in Co Clare
Cliffs in the area are as high as 22 metres in places.
Search for diver missing off Co Clare to resume
The man, an experienced caver, is thought to have gone exploring local sea caves in the area.
Water safety appeal issued ahead of bank holiday weekend
The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are urging people to stay safe in and on the water or along the coastline.
Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland issue joint warning ahead of bank holiday weekend
The organisations are advising people to take care in and on the water or along the coastline.
Woman airlifted from Blarney Castle by helicopter pays tribute to rescuers
Cork woman Mary Cronin was a visit to the tourist attraction with her two children.
All time
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Coast Guard records 12% increase in callouts over the past year
There was a small reduction in the number of drowning incidents.
Minister urged to accept all recommendations from R116 helicopter crash report
Eamon Ryan said that the department is currently considering the recommendations from the investigation.
Government to appoint independent mediator to resolve Doolin Coast Guard unit issues
Six long-serving volunteers confirmed last week they were leaving the Doolin unit with immediate effect.
Father of crashed helicopter pilot criticises failure to address safety concerns
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith died in the 2017 crash.
Doolin Coast Guard unit stood down after shock resignations
Six volunteers in Doolin resigned yesterday.
Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims
Eamon Ryan has told families of the victims of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crash that the Government will cover their legal costs.
Irish Coast Guard rescues lamb that got stuck on Lambay Island cliff
The Irish Coast Guard said its 999 operations centre “got an unusual call” yesterday evening.
Waterford RNLI rescue dog after 30m cliff fall
Ellie the dog was rescued yesterday after falling from a cliff over three kilometres south west of Dunmore East.
Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff
The two men were airlifted by Rescue 116 from Lion’s Head after they got into trouble in the water.
Swimmer dies in hospital after rescue near Dalkey cliff
The man, who was in his 20s, passed away in Beaumont hospital.
Coast Guard and RNLI warn the public to be careful if planning an Easter swim
The warning comes as an increase in calls to search and rescue teams have been noticed.
Coast Guard warns members about unofficial survey which claims over half don't have confidence in management
The survey was circulated the same week management shared results of its own official survey.
Crew of sinking trawler airlifted to safety during 'extremely challenging' rescue operation
The crew are said to be in good spirits.
Coast Guard suspends cliff rescues due to safety concerns
The Coast Guard said it is working to reinstate the function as quickly as possible.
Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.
Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot
The women are now in the care of the HSE.
Child rescued by helicopter after airbed drifts 1km from shore in the Shannon Estuary
It’s not thought the young girl’s condition is serious.
Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork
Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.
'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary
Four crew members lost their lives in the crash three years ago this week.
Two seriously injured crew members airlifted from Dutch super-trawler off Clare coast
Poor weather conditions last night prevented the Irish Coast Guard from dispatching a helicopter until this morning.
Coast Guard helicopter in Sligo rescues two surfers during Storm Jorge
The Coast Guard said it strongly advised people to avoid coastal activities during stormy weather.
Coast Guard issues warning after reports of people putting themselves at risk during Storm Brendan
The Coast Guard said its units had talked to multiple people in the Clontarf and Howth areas today.
Woman who fell 30 feet off cliff path in Sutton airlifted to hospital with serious injuries
The Coast Guard rescued the woman, who is aged in her 50s, yesterday.
Man dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Co Clare
The man was plucked from the water by an Irish Coast Guard before being brought to hospital.
Navy divers join search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast
The funeral of Joe Sinnott is due to take place tomorrow.