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#Irish Coast Guard

# irish-coast-guard - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
# WB Yeats
# WB Yeats

Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea

Oct 6th 2020, 10:07 AM 137,302 Views 11 Comments

The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.

# irish-coast-guard - 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 153,990 Views 91 Comments

The women are now in the care of the HSE.

# irish-coast-guard - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Child rescued by helicopter after airbed drifts 1km from shore in the Shannon Estuary
# Littor
# Littor

Child rescued by helicopter after airbed drifts 1km from shore in the Shannon Estuary

May 28th 2020, 5:10 PM 45,602 Views 0 Comments

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
# Near Miss
# Near Miss

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork

May 28th 2020, 11:50 AM 27,522 Views 2 Comments

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.

# irish-coast-guard - Friday 13 March, 2020

'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary

Mar 13th 2020, 10:51 PM 62,023 Views 36 Comments

Four crew members lost their lives in the crash three years ago this week.

# irish-coast-guard - Friday 6 March, 2020

Two seriously injured crew members airlifted from Dutch super-trawler off Clare coast
# Loop Head
# Loop Head

Two seriously injured crew members airlifted from Dutch super-trawler off Clare coast

Mar 6th 2020, 1:22 PM 22,183 Views 10 Comments

Poor weather conditions last night prevented the Irish Coast Guard from dispatching a helicopter until this morning.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Coast Guard helicopter in Sligo rescues two surfers during Storm Jorge
# Windy
# Windy

Coast Guard helicopter in Sligo rescues two surfers during Storm Jorge

Feb 29th 2020, 6:28 PM 63,944 Views 63 Comments

The Coast Guard said it strongly advised people to avoid coastal activities during stormy weather.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 13 January, 2020

Coast Guard issues warning after reports of people putting themselves at risk during Storm Brendan
# Dublin
# Dublin

Coast Guard issues warning after reports of people putting themselves at risk during Storm Brendan

Jan 13th 2020, 9:42 PM 31,547 Views 18 Comments

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
# Red Rock
# Red Rock

Woman who fell 30 feet off cliff path in Sutton airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

Jan 13th 2020, 7:57 AM 30,375 Views 4 Comments

The Coast Guard rescued the woman, who is aged in her 50s, yesterday.

# irish-coast-guard - 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 39,400 Views 2 Comments

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

# irish-coast-guard - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Navy divers join search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast
# Willie Whelan
# Willie Whelan

Navy divers join search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast

Jan 7th 2020, 5:27 PM 10,859 Views 3 Comments

The funeral of Joe Sinnott is due to take place tomorrow.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
# First Aid
# First Aid

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety

Jan 4th 2020, 8:30 PM 13,328 Views 12 Comments

The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 30 December, 2019

Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group
# Warning
# Warning

Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group

Dec 30th 2019, 1:33 PM 10,761 Views 13 Comments

The factors that led to a fatal helicopter crash off the Mayo coast in 2017 still exist, a pilots’ organisation has warned.

# irish-coast-guard - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Supplier in contract row with Coast Guard threatens to hold equipment at 'secure location' until paid
# Dispute
# Dispute

Supplier in contract row with Coast Guard threatens to hold equipment at 'secure location' until paid

Dec 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 31,692 Views 25 Comments

The company said it has been accused by the Coast Guard of overcharging on a contract – an accusation it rejects.

# irish-coast-guard - 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 19,498 Views 2 Comments

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

# irish-coast-guard - 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 43,763 Views 30 Comments

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

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast

Updated Aug 17th 2019, 1:23 PM 35,058 Views 3 Comments

The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.

# irish-coast-guard - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania

Aug 8th 2019, 2:48 PM 21,024 Views 19 Comments

The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.

# irish-coast-guard - Friday 28 June, 2019

Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital
# Louth
# Louth

Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 8:14 PM 71,710 Views 43 Comments

The incident happened off Termonfeckin beach.

# irish-coast-guard - 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 45,426 Views 16 Comments

Rescue 115 had been on standby since yesterday afternoon.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Coast Guard to lift blue light driving ban for volunteers as training rolled out
# Emergency
# Emergency

Coast Guard to lift blue light driving ban for volunteers as training rolled out

Mar 30th 2019, 8:00 AM 15,359 Views 21 Comments

The ban had been put in place last month to “mitigate the risk” of this type of driving on public roads.

# irish-coast-guard - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash

Mar 14th 2019, 2:11 PM 13,072 Views 5 Comments

Four people lost their lives after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 went down on 14 March 2017.

# irish-coast-guard - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving
# Emergency
# Emergency

'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving

Feb 20th 2019, 5:54 PM 10,278 Views 17 Comments

Opposition politicians have described the ban on driving with blue lights and sirens as a “backward” move.

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens
# Emergency
# Emergency

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens

Feb 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 84,285 Views 61 Comments

Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.

# irish-coast-guard - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks
# On Hold
# On Hold

Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks

Jan 24th 2019, 6:26 PM 6,655 Views 8 Comments

The pilots had planned to take action as a result of a dispute on rostering issues.

# irish-coast-guard - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:01 AM 12,493 Views 7 Comments

From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.

# irish-coast-guard - Friday 7 December, 2018

'Caitríona made the ultimate sacrifice': Report into death of Coast Guard volunteer raises safety concerns
# Doolin
# Doolin

'Caitríona made the ultimate sacrifice': Report into death of Coast Guard volunteer raises safety concerns

Dec 7th 2018, 1:43 PM 13,373 Views 11 Comments

Caitríona Lucas died when the boat she was in capsized while out searching for a missing man in 2016.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Woman (20s) airlifted to hospital after falling from cliff in Co Clare
# Spanish Point
# Spanish Point

Woman (20s) airlifted to hospital after falling from cliff in Co Clare

Oct 13th 2018, 11:42 AM 28,301 Views 9 Comments

It’s believed the woman suffered multiple injuries including fractures and a head trauma.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 16 July, 2018

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman

Jul 16th 2018, 1:08 PM 36,916 Views 2 Comments

The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 18 June, 2018

Woman airlifted to hospital after fall at Dalkey Quarry
# Dublin
# Dublin

Woman airlifted to hospital after fall at Dalkey Quarry

Jun 18th 2018, 12:21 PM 27,471 Views 7 Comments

The woman, aged in her 30s, fell in an inaccessible area in the quarry this morning.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock

May 5th 2018, 9:15 AM 14,634 Views 13 Comments

Irish waters rarely exceed 15C according to the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Five people rescued after boat broke down and started to take on water
# Howth
# Howth

Five people rescued after boat broke down and started to take on water

Apr 21st 2018, 7:50 PM 22,741 Views 9 Comments

The boat was swamped with water when the Coast Guard arrived.

Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head

Apr 21st 2018, 9:36 AM 20,459 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Coast Guard, gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade were involved in the rescue operation.

# irish-coast-guard - Friday 30 March, 2018

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble
# How To Save A Life
# How To Save A Life

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble

Mar 30th 2018, 12:50 PM 7,744 Views 7 Comments

The Coast Guard has also urged people planning to go out on the water to make sure they are prepared.

# irish-coast-guard - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo
# One Year On
# One Year On

'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo

Mar 14th 2018, 5:45 PM 16,646 Views 14 Comments

Four crew members died when the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crashed this day last year.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Man in critical condition after being washed into sea in Clare
# Creeragh
# Creeragh

Man in critical condition after being washed into sea in Clare

Jan 13th 2018, 5:28 PM 20,816 Views 17 Comments

It’s believed he was taking photos near the base of a cliff.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 8 January, 2018

Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints
# Emergency
# Emergency

Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints

Jan 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 57,932 Views 146 Comments

Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.

# irish-coast-guard - Friday 29 December, 2017

Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew
# Tribute
# Tribute

Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew

Dec 29th 2017, 5:54 PM 8,439 Views 18 Comments

In its year in review, the Coast Guard said it saved the lives of 335 people throughout the year.

# irish-coast-guard - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Search underway for fisherman missing in Galway Bay
# GALWAY BAY
# GALWAY BAY

Search underway for fisherman missing in Galway Bay

Nov 23rd 2017, 10:01 AM 10,567 Views 2 Comments

An alert was raised with the Irish Coast Guard yesterday evening when the boat failed to return to shore.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 13 November, 2017

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night
# Transplants
# Transplants

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night

Nov 13th 2017, 9:39 AM 22,888 Views 50 Comments

‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.

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