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Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Search for diver missing off Co Clare to resume
# Loop Head
# Loop Head

Search for diver missing off Co Clare to resume

May 11th 2022, 7:16 AM 13,498 Views 1 Comment

The man, an experienced caver, is thought to have gone exploring local sea caves in the area.

Monday 9 May, 2022

Garda Water Unit joins search for missing sea cave explorer in Clare
# Loop Head
# Loop Head

Garda Water Unit joins search for missing sea cave explorer in Clare

May 9th 2022, 6:31 PM 33,525 Views 5 Comments

The man, an experienced cave diver, had gone to the area possibly to explore a local cave.

Thursday 7 April, 2022

Jet diverts to Shannon for emergency landing after engine failure
# United Airlines
# United Airlines

Jet diverts to Shannon for emergency landing after engine failure

Apr 7th 2022, 10:01 AM 25,460 Views 7 Comments

For the second time in less than a fortnight, a United Airlines plane experienced engine problems and was forced to divert to Shannon.

Monday 14 March, 2022

Motorcyclist (30s) dies after Co Clare collision
# Shannon
# Shannon

Motorcyclist (30s) dies after Co Clare collision

Mar 14th 2022, 7:18 PM 18,792 Views 1 Comment

The incident occurred this afternoon.

Friday 5 November, 2021

Body found on Clare shoreline near where woman went missing
# Miltown Malbay
# Miltown Malbay

Body found on Clare shoreline near where woman went missing

Nov 5th 2021, 5:40 PM 49,207 Views 4 Comments

A couple out walking at Freagh Point near Miltown Malbay reported the incident to Gardaí.

Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Woman missing off Cliffs of Moher in first call-out since Doolin Coast Guard resignations
# Clare
# Clare

Woman missing off Cliffs of Moher in first call-out since Doolin Coast Guard resignations

Nov 3rd 2021, 11:00 PM 58,028 Views 5 Comments

The Shannon-based search-and-rescue helicopter was tasked to search at the Cliffs of Moher area instead.

Irish Coast Guard management meet Doolin volunteers following surprise resignations
# Clare
# Clare

Irish Coast Guard management meet Doolin volunteers following surprise resignations

Nov 3rd 2021, 3:52 PM 19,017 Views 14 Comments

Six long-serving volunteers resigned unexpectedly yesterday.

Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Doolin Coast Guard unit stood down after shock resignations
# Clare
# Clare

Doolin Coast Guard unit stood down after shock resignations

Nov 2nd 2021, 5:23 PM 121,234 Views 24 Comments

Six volunteers in Doolin resigned yesterday.

Friday 29 January, 2021

Gardaí investigating after woman left with serious head injuries from Co Clare assault
# Ennis
# Ennis

Gardaí investigating after woman left with serious head injuries from Co Clare assault

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 8:49 AM 37,750 Views 0 Comments

A man in his mid-30s has been arrested.

Friday 22 January, 2021

Man (30s) dies in workplace accident in Clare
# Doonaha
# Doonaha

Man (30s) dies in workplace accident in Clare

Jan 22nd 2021, 5:18 PM 48,965 Views 5 Comments

It’s understood the man was working on a construction project on a local farm when the tragedy occurred.

Thursday 13 August, 2020

Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot
# Irish Coast Guard
# Irish Coast Guard

Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot

Updated Aug 13th 2020, 12:55 PM 154,171 Views 93 Comments

The women are now in the care of the HSE.

Monday 15 June, 2020

Nine cows killed in lightning strike during thunderstorms in Clare
# Lightning Strike
# Lightning Strike

Nine cows killed in lightning strike during thunderstorms in Clare

Jun 15th 2020, 9:31 AM 74,045 Views 64 Comments

Locals reported several claps of thunder and a lot of lightning.

Monday 4 May, 2020

Previously unknown cliff ring fort discovered by drone operator in Clare
# Lahinch
# Lahinch

Previously unknown cliff ring fort discovered by drone operator in Clare

May 4th 2020, 3:05 PM 73,352 Views 36 Comments

Matthew Kelly was operating a drone near Lahinch when he made the find.

Thursday 9 April, 2020

Gardaí investigate source of posters warning holiday home owners to 'f**k off' in Clare resort town
# Kilkee
# Kilkee

Gardaí investigate source of posters warning holiday home owners to 'f**k off' in Clare resort town

Apr 9th 2020, 8:21 PM 111,208 Views 90 Comments

The posters were placed outside mobile home parks and holiday homes in Kilkee.

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

US tourists driving in the Burren rescued from floodwaters after 'satnav wrong turn'
# Co Clare
# Co Clare

US tourists driving in the Burren rescued from floodwaters after 'satnav wrong turn'

Mar 11th 2020, 7:16 AM 40,142 Views 17 Comments

The drama began at around 7.30pm yesterday evening.

Monday 9 March, 2020

Passenger jet damaged in hard landing at Shannon Airport is grounded
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Passenger jet damaged in hard landing at Shannon Airport is grounded

Mar 9th 2020, 1:38 PM 51,098 Views 24 Comments

The Omni Air International flight from Bangor in the US state of Maine arrived last night.

Thursday 5 March, 2020

Two Clare schools close for two weeks after pupil among four people to test positive for Covid-19 in the west
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Two Clare schools close for two weeks after pupil among four people to test positive for Covid-19 in the west

Updated Mar 5th 2020, 11:48 AM 184,148 Views 221 Comments

Another school in the north of the county has advised parents to keep their children at home today.

Saturday 29 February, 2020

Windows smash and debris blown down street in Clare town as Storm Jorge arrives
# Kilrush
# Kilrush

Windows smash and debris blown down street in Clare town as Storm Jorge arrives

Feb 29th 2020, 4:59 PM 55,279 Views 13 Comments

Locals in Kilrush hurried to clear up the glass after the incident on Henry Street.

Monday 13 January, 2020

Man injured after gate falls on him during Storm Brendan
# Storm Brendan
# Storm Brendan

Man injured after gate falls on him during Storm Brendan

Jan 13th 2020, 7:00 PM 42,592 Views 8 Comments

One of the man’s legs became trapped beneath the gate after it knocked him to the ground.

Sunday 12 January, 2020

Man dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Co Clare
# Lahinch
# Lahinch

Man dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Co Clare

Jan 12th 2020, 4:12 PM 39,639 Views 2 Comments

The man was plucked from the water by an Irish Coast Guard before being brought to hospital.

Friday 10 January, 2020

Woman (70s) dies in Clare road crash
# Kilrush
# Kilrush

Woman (70s) dies in Clare road crash

Jan 10th 2020, 6:56 PM 24,040 Views 1 Comment

The head-on crash involved a car and a fuel truck.

Sunday 29 December, 2019

Gardaí following definite line of inquiry after six cars destroyed by fire in Co Clare
# Shannon
# Shannon

Gardaí following definite line of inquiry after six cars destroyed by fire in Co Clare

Dec 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 26,941 Views 2 Comments

Several other vehicles were also damaged in the incident on Friday night.

Saturday 21 December, 2019

Garda escapes injury after patrol car bursts into flames on Clare motorway
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Garda escapes injury after patrol car bursts into flames on Clare motorway

Dec 21st 2019, 1:29 PM 49,162 Views 34 Comments

It’s understood the garda heard a bang which was followed by a burst of flames while travelling on the M18.

Friday 20 December, 2019

Man resuscitated after suspected cardiac arrest on flight diverted to Shannon
# Urgent Assistance
# Urgent Assistance

Man resuscitated after suspected cardiac arrest on flight diverted to Shannon

Dec 20th 2019, 12:41 PM 26,063 Views 7 Comments

The plane was met by paramedics and airport staff when it landed.

Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Search for missing man near Clare coast expected to resume this morning
# Blackhead Lighthouse
# Blackhead Lighthouse

Search for missing man near Clare coast expected to resume this morning

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:15 AM 19,525 Views 2 Comments

A search began from units of the Coast Guard at 8pm yesterday evening.

Friday 1 November, 2019

Man (70s) dies after car he was driving enters sea in Galway
# Kinvara
# Kinvara

Man (70s) dies after car he was driving enters sea in Galway

Nov 1st 2019, 8:22 AM 24,841 Views 3 Comments

A major search was launched after the alarm was raised just after 8pm in Kinvara last night.

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Remains of Irish man killed in Ethiopian plane crash laid to rest in Clare
# Mick Ryan
# Mick Ryan

Remains of Irish man killed in Ethiopian plane crash laid to rest in Clare

Oct 29th 2019, 10:03 PM 14,047 Views 2 Comments

Mick Ryan died just two weeks before his 40th birthday.

Man (80s) killed after car collides with jeep in Co Clare
# Cahercallamore
# Cahercallamore

Man (80s) killed after car collides with jeep in Co Clare

Oct 29th 2019, 7:02 AM 12,808 Views 0 Comments

Two others were injured in the incident, which happened yesterday afternoon.

Monday 21 October, 2019

US flight diverted to Dublin after cleaning spillage affects passengers and crew
# Itchy Skin
# Itchy Skin

US flight diverted to Dublin after cleaning spillage affects passengers and crew

Oct 21st 2019, 3:00 PM 17,810 Views 8 Comments

The affected passengers complained of of suffering from “burning eyes” and “itchy skin” after a cleaning solution was spilled in the toilet.

Sunday 20 October, 2019

Air France flight diverts to Shannon after 'suspicious' phone found on board
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

Air France flight diverts to Shannon after 'suspicious' phone found on board

Oct 20th 2019, 7:06 PM 36,708 Views 19 Comments

The crew opted to divert to Shannon when no one came forward to claim the phone.

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Woman seriously injured in Clare cliff jumping accident airlifted to hospital
# Rescue 115
# Rescue 115

Woman seriously injured in Clare cliff jumping accident airlifted to hospital

Oct 13th 2019, 4:59 PM 43,881 Views 30 Comments

She’s understood to have jumped around 10 metres when she got into difficulty.

Friday 27 September, 2019

Woman (20s) dies after being rescued from river in multi-agency operation
# Clare
# Clare

Woman (20s) dies after being rescued from river in multi-agency operation

Sep 27th 2019, 8:01 PM 44,723 Views 3 Comments

Rescue personnel quickly located the woman in bushes on an island in the River Fergus.

Thursday 5 September, 2019

Jet diverts to Dublin after suffering engine problem over Atlantic
# Norwegian Air
# Norwegian Air

Jet diverts to Dublin after suffering engine problem over Atlantic

Sep 5th 2019, 3:44 PM 26,445 Views 11 Comments

The Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner jet was about 100 kilometres off the south-west coast when the crew declared an emergency at around 1.30pm.

Thursday 15 August, 2019

Flights resume at Shannon Airport after five-hour suspension due to emergency incident
# Flights
# Flights

Flights resume at Shannon Airport after five-hour suspension due to emergency incident

Updated Aug 15th 2019, 12:42 PM 90,991 Views 47 Comments

All passengers and crew have disembarked the plane safely.

Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Six people rescued after two cruise boats get into difficulty on Lough Derg
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Six people rescued after two cruise boats get into difficulty on Lough Derg

Aug 6th 2019, 9:53 PM 38,456 Views 3 Comments

In one case, a boat was drifting without power and was taking on water.

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Two people rescued from top of campervan after being cut off by rising tide in Kerry
# Carrig Island
# Carrig Island

Two people rescued from top of campervan after being cut off by rising tide in Kerry

Jul 31st 2019, 9:02 AM 47,419 Views 20 Comments

The alarm was raised at around 4.45am to the incident at Carrig Island.

Sunday 14 July, 2019

Major rescue operation launched last night after two swimmers get into difficulty off Kerry coast
# Ballybunion
# Ballybunion

Major rescue operation launched last night after two swimmers get into difficulty off Kerry coast

Jul 14th 2019, 10:59 AM 30,830 Views 22 Comments

Units from the Coast Guard and RNLI joined in the operation as the pair safely reached the shore.

Sunday 9 June, 2019

Rescue operation sees seriously injured fisherman airlifted off the Kerry coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Rescue operation sees seriously injured fisherman airlifted off the Kerry coast

Jun 9th 2019, 4:31 PM 14,869 Views 6 Comments

The alarm was raised at 6.30pm last night after the man sustained injuries to his chest.

Thursday 30 May, 2019

Woman airlifted to hospital from luxury cruise liner off south coast
# Queen Mary 2
# Queen Mary 2

Woman airlifted to hospital from luxury cruise liner off south coast

May 30th 2019, 2:39 PM 45,446 Views 16 Comments

Rescue 115 had been on standby since yesterday afternoon.

Wednesday 27 March, 2019

New York-London flight has emergency landing in Shannon after suspected fire onboard
# American Airlines
# American Airlines

New York-London flight has emergency landing in Shannon after suspected fire onboard

Mar 27th 2019, 10:25 AM 26,891 Views 14 Comments

The crew later told controllers that it may have been a “false indication”.

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