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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 23 April, 2019

#Irish Coast Guard

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

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

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

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

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 Exclusive

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 10 July, 2017

Two men who died off Donegal coast named locally

Both men are believed to be Lithuanian nationals.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc

The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.

# irish-coast-guard - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Coast Guard rescues severely injured Russian fisherman 140 miles out at sea in heavy winds

Rescue 115 and Rescue 117 were involved in the mission.

# irish-coast-guard - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Man dies in hospital after falling into Lough Derg

The man was airlifted to Limerick University Hospital this morning.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 26 December, 2016

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.

# irish-coast-guard - Thursday 17 December, 2015

LE Aisling joins search for fisherman who fell overboard off Kerry coast

The man was working on a Spanish fishing vessel when he fell into the water.

# irish-coast-guard - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Six-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being overcome by bleach fumes

Emergency services were called to the girl’s home this afternoon.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 15 August, 2015

# irish-coast-guard - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Woman rescued from Howth Head after being kept on phone as crew of 19 searched

She was found in the early hours of this morning.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 3 August, 2015

Garda and Coast Guard choppers rescue stranded walkers (and dogs) off Sandymount

We’re told both dogs have “slept for the rest of the day” after all the excitement.

# irish-coast-guard - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Fishermen plucked from liferaft after ship sinks in gale-force winds

The Shannon and Waterford Coast Guard helicopters responded – and the men were located in a liferaft in the early hours of this morning.

# irish-coast-guard - Friday 17 April, 2015

Man rescued by coast guard after breaking his arm on boat

The first rescue attempt was unsuccessful.

# irish-coast-guard - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Injured kayaker rescued from Clare Glens in two hour operation

Crews from the Coast Guard, South East Mountain Rescue, the fire service and the National Ambulance Service all worked together in the rescue.

# irish-coast-guard - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Occupants of plane that caught fire "got a taxi on to Limerick"

Four people escaped unharmed after their light aircraft came down near Portumna on Christmas Eve.

# irish-coast-guard - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Sailor with suspected spinal injuries rescued during yacht race

He was hit by a fallen mast in Dublin Bay.

# irish-coast-guard - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall

The boy was transported to hospital by helicopter this evening.

# irish-coast-guard - Monday 8 September, 2014

RNLI crew pump water from boat for over an hour to rescue 6 men

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch both their inshore and all-weather lifeboats at 3.15am.

# irish-coast-guard - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods

The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.

# irish-coast-guard - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Man in 50s found dead in Galway mountains

The man’s body was discovered yesterday evening.

# irish-coast-guard - Friday 18 July, 2014

Coast Guard responds to 'help' calls on Carrauntoohil... it was just someone praying loudly

A mountain guide thought he heard screams for help. They weren’t.

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