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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Irish Coast Guard

Last month
January 2023
# Irish Coast Guard
Coast Guard tells volunteers they are now 'explicitly included' under whistleblowing law
It follows several years of disputes within the organisation.
Last year
# Rescue
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.
# trá lathan
Dog rescued after falling from cliff near Doolin in Co Clare
Cliffs in the area are as high as 22 metres in places.
# Loop head
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
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.
# water safety
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.
# Cork
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
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Rescues
Coast Guard records 12% increase in callouts over the past year
There was a small reduction in the number of drowning incidents.
# r116
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.
# Doolin
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.
# rescue 116
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.
# Clare
Doolin Coast Guard unit stood down after shock resignations
Six volunteers in Doolin resigned yesterday.
# r116
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.
# resc-ewed
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.
# Dunmore East
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.
# Howth
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.
# Emergency Services
Swimmer dies in hospital after rescue near Dalkey cliff
The man, who was in his 20s, passed away in Beaumont hospital.
# Emergency Services
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.
# Irish Coast Guard
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.
# Ellie Adhamh
Crew of sinking trawler airlifted to safety during 'extremely challenging' rescue operation
The crew are said to be in good spirits.
# safety issues
Coast Guard suspends cliff rescues due to safety concerns
The Coast Guard said it is working to reinstate the function as quickly as possible.
# WB Yeats
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.
# Irish Coast Guard
Local fisherman found missing paddle boarders clinging to lobster pot
The women are now in the care of the HSE.
# littor
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.
# Near miss
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.
# rescue 116
'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.
# Loop head
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.
# Windy
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.
# Dublin
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.
# red rock
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.
# Lahinch
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.
# willie whelan
Navy divers join search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast
The funeral of Joe Sinnott is due to take place tomorrow.
# first aid
'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.
# warning
Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group
The factors that led to a fatal helicopter crash off the Mayo coast in 2017 still exist, a pilots’ organisation has warned.
# Dispute
Supplier in contract row with Coast Guard threatens to hold equipment at 'secure location' until paid
The company said it has been accused by the Coast Guard of overcharging on a contract – an accusation it rejects.
# Blackhead Lighthouse
Search for missing man near Clare coast expected to resume this morning
A search began from units of the Coast Guard at 8pm yesterday evening.
# Rescue 115
Woman seriously injured in Clare cliff jumping accident airlifted to hospital
She’s understood to have jumped around 10 metres when she got into difficulty.
# Coast Guard
Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.
# rescue 116
Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania
The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.