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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C


This year
Man rescued from foot of Howth cliffs after falling and being stranded for almost 24 hours
After an advanced paramedic from Dublin Fire Brigade had assessed the man’s injuries, it was decided to take him by sea to an ambulance.
Five people rescued from motor boat off Cork coast by volunteer crew
The boat’s engine failed around two miles off Ballycroneen.
Body of eight-year-old girl recovered following search operation off Cork coast
The child went missing in the water near Fountainstown this afternoon.
44-foot yacht rescued after losing rudder on Celtic Sea
The vessel was towed to Ballycotton by an RNLI lifeboat and all five people aboard were unharmed.
Swimmers rescued by RNLI near Dalkey Island
All swimmers were accounted for, brought safely ashore and assessed by a waiting ambulance crew.
Sailors rescued overnight amid gale force winds and driving rain of Storm Betty
The RNLI’s Castletownbere Lifeboat in Cork went to the assistance of two sailors whose yacht got into difficulties on the northern shore of Kenmare Bay.
Yacht rescued 69 miles off West Cork overnight towed safely to shore
The flares were seen by a fishing vessel a number of miles away, which then relayed the alarm to the Coast Guard.
Man (40s) dies following accident at cliff in Cape Clear Island
A search and Rescue operation was carried out involving the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 and Baltimore’s RNLI lifeboat.
13 crew members rescued after fishing vessel runs aground off the coast in west Cork
Nine were airlifted to safety while the other four remained to assist in freeing the boat from the rocks.
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.
Coast Guard rescues two children clinging to buoy off Malahide
A passing boat which happened to be helmed by an off duty member of the Howth Coast Guard team picked up the two children.
12 people rescued from boat with engine trouble near Ballycotton lighthouse
The group got into difficulty and were at risk of getting pushed onto the rocks.
Coast Guard, Water Safety Ireland and RNLI warn public to be careful around water this Easter
Spring tides this weekend will cause higher than normal water levels at full tide.
Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescue two men and a dog in separate callouts over the weekend
One incident occurred at Sandymount while the other occurred at Poolbeg.
Last year
Man rescued after becoming trapped in Mayo sea cave overnight
RNLI rescuers maintained contact with the man overnight.
Cork RNLI crew assists US sailors who ran into bad weather during Atlantic crossing
The sailors had left Boston on their yacht a number of weeks ago and were en route to Scotland.
RNLI crew assists sailor in difficulty after failure of boat engine
The RNLI has urged people planning to go out on their boats to ensure they are prepared in case they get into a difficult situation.
RNLI rescue 40-foot yacht off the coast of Cork
This has been the crew’s third callout in three days.
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.
Howth RNLI rescues six kayakers in north Dublin waters
One kayaker had capsized.
Met Éireann issues Status Orange wind warning for Friday as Storm Dudley passes over Ireland
The forecaster has also issued a ‘wind, rain and snow’ warning for Friday, when Storm Eunice is set to hit the country.
All time
Ceremony held in Dún Laoghaire for 4 crew members who died at Christmas 200 years ago
The outdoor ceremony also honoured the lives of those who died on Irish coasts this year.
RNLI and Coast Guard issue safety appeal for Christmas swimmers after busy year of callouts
Both organisations have seen an almost 20% increase in callouts this year.
RNLI called out to help move cow in distress in water back to shore
The animal was spotted in the water at Tullan Strand in Bundoran yesterday afternoon.
Kayaker rescued off west Cork after high swells
Golfers on the Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links saw a person in trouble and immediately raised the alarm.
Two rescued after pleasure boat suffers engine failure in Cork
The RNLI was called out yesterday, to go to the aid of a pleasure craft with two people and their dog on board that got into difficulties near Garrettstown in West Cork.
Sailor rescued after yacht's engine failed off Old Head of Kinsale
The RNLI said the sailor was “mighty pleased” to see the lifeboat that rescued him.
Three people rescued off Wicklow coast after vessel suffers engine failure
RNLI volunteers responded to an alert at 1.40am and sailed 10 miles out to sea east of Arklow Harbour.
Swimmer rescued from water in Kerry after hours-long search
It’s not known exactly how long the swimmer was in the water but they are said to have been “exhausted”.
Sailor rescued after being reported missing from container ship off Wicklow coast
The Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 10pm last night to attend the scene.
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.
Four people rescued after yacht gets into difficulty and sinks off Wexford coast
The incident happened 50 miles south of Kilmore Quay in the early hours of the morning.
Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast
The boat and its two crew were brought to safety.
Over £200k donated to RNLI in 24 hours after criticism for rescuing migrants in English Channel
The number of people seeking to volunteer with the charity also increased, while some people withdrew their financial support.
RNLI rescues lone yachtsman in west Cork
The Castletownbere RNLI launched just after 7.20pm yesterday.
Four people rescued by Coast Guard and RNLI off Wicklow beach
The emergency services were called when two men and two young swimmers got into difficulties.
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.
Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide
One of the crew of the RNLI craft swam to shore to check on the boys and it was decided to winch them from the scene.
Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from vessel suffering engine problems off coast of Cork
The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of an RNLI lifeboat this morning.