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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# coast

All time
# litter problem
Just 40% of Irish coasts and harbours 'clean by European standards', study finds
Cigarettes, alcohol cans and disposable masks were some of the most common items dumped on our coastlines.
# irish rnli
'It's been an amazing trip': 65-year-old woman finishes run around the Irish coast
Mary Nolan Hickey, who’s 65-years-old, set off on the journey to raise money for the Irish RNLI.
# Mallinbeg
Bodies of two men recovered on Donegal coast
It is believed they had been on the water in a rib.
# blacksod
'You hang on to a thread of hope but are fearful' - The search for Rescue 116
Three crew members are yet to be recovered.
Bad weather is making the price of some vegetables soar
The issue has hit some Irish supermarkets.
# Irish Coast Guard
The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'
The death of one of their members this year emphasised the importance of the Irish Coast Guard.
# No kidding
This story about a Carrickfergus goat causing chaos has taken on a life of its own
With many puns.
# irish coast
Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths
Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.
# Mexico
Drug probe after eight shark fishermen from the same family are massacred
Last week, the navy recovered 900 kg of cocaine floating off the coast.
# Coastguard
Search for missing fisherman swept off Kerry rocks to resume today
The Chinese man was on fishing from some rocks when a rogue wave swept him out to sea.
# King Salman
The French Riviera is in lockdown because of a special visitor
And locals are not one bit happy.
# school's back
Kerry humpback whales to appear on BBC tonight (and --- believe it or not --- there's a Charlie Haughey connection)
Footage of the stunning mammals was captured around the Blaskets and Dingle Bay last summer. The resulting film is set to air over two nights this week.
# inch strand
Two women die after getting into difficulty on Kerry beach
The women, who are in their 60s and 70s, died after being airlifted to Kerry General Hospital.
# lucky shot
Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea
Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.
# coasting
Engine failure on the Astrid meant it couldn't escape Kinsale's rocks
The sails couldn’t pull the ship away by themselves.
# coast
Two divers die in separate incidents in Cork and Donegal
A man died off Roches Point last night with another fatality off Malin Head today.
# derrr-der derrr-der
Incredible photo captures huge shark approaching swimmer off Kerry beach
Too close for comfort…
# swim for pádraig
50 friends swim in 17 counties over 38 hours for "loyal and fun" friend in a coma
Pádraig Schaler was injured when he was knocked off his bike at Cape Cod. His friends are raising money to help his parents pay for his treatment.
# up up and away
Stunning photographs show Ireland from the air by the people with the best view
The Irish Air Corps’ maritime patrol crews have been taking photographs of how Ireland looks to them – and the results are amazing.
# Hidden Ireland
David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland's coast. He's now written a book.
“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.
# Battered
Not again: Clare coast braced for weekend floods
Just as €16.8m funding announced to fix recent storm damage, this happens.
Better safe than sorry: Dublin flood defences in place ahead of 'very high tides'
A further assessment of flood risk is due to be carried out by Met Éireann tomorrow.
# storm watch
Orange alert: Coastal flood warning as 130km winds set to sweep country
The strong winds, combined with high seas and waves, are expected to cause problems in coastal areas — particularly tomorrow afternoon.
# Italy
Over 100 Syrian refugees rescued from boat off Sicily coast
Their rescue comes just days after another group of 120 refugees, mainly Syrians, were saved after their ship was found adrift off of Calabria.
# Japan
Small tsunami hits Japan after quake
People were warned to stay away from the coast as the tsunami approached.
# Landscape
Valentia Island site of first transatlantic message up for sale
“The Telegraph Field” with picturesque views of Foilhommerum Bay and the Skellig rocks is available under a guide price of €160,000 with ruins of the 150-year-old cable house still remaining.
# Shipwreck
Italian court jails five over Costa Concordia ship disaster
The longest sentence went to the crisis coordinator who was sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail.
# Captain
"Most hated man in Italy" goes on trial over Costa Concordia sinking
The opening day of the trial was cut short after just a few minutes because of a national lawyers’ strike.
# Incident
Search concludes on Lough Derg after all found safe
The National Ambulance Service said that 35 people were rescued, with 15 being treated for hypothermia after bad weather struck a rowing boat event.
# Rescue
Man rescued by Coast Guard off Clare Coast
The alarm was raised about the missing man at around 5.30pm yesterday evening.
# London 2012
Annalise Murphy finishes fourth after medal race to miss out on Olympic glory
The Rathfarnham woman finish fifth in her final outing of the Laser Radial sailing class at Weymouth.
# Oh fliuch
Weatherwatch: We're in for a soaking this weekend
Rain ranging from showers to heavy spills expected across Saturday and Sunday.
# Skerries
Body found off Skerries coast to undergo post-mortem
Gardaí are investigating if the body is that of a man who went missing off a trawler near Clogherhead in January