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# lifeboats - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Man dies after being swept into sea off Waterford coast

The man was rescued from the water earlier this afternoon.

# lifeboats - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Which lifeboat station in Ireland rescues the most people?

The RNLI released its 2014 lifeboat launch and rescue statistics today.

# lifeboats - Thursday 28 August, 2014

RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour

Over 25 tourists were on board the boat.

# lifeboats - Saturday 1 February, 2014

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?

# lifeboats - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

How Irish lifeboats rescued 10 animals - including a cow - last year

New figures show that 1,278 people (and 10 animals) were rescued by lifeboats in 2013.

# lifeboats - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Three fishermen dead after boat capsizes off Co Waterford

The three men were aboard a fishing punt which is thought to have overturned in Tramore Bay.

# lifeboats - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Two fishermen rescued off Sherkin Island after engine failure

The vessel was rescued by the RNLI Baltimore lifeboats after its engine failed when departing Sherkin Island, allowing the boat to drift towards rocks.

# lifeboats - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Three men airlifted to hospital after dinghy capsizes off Cork

The men were rescued by a team from Baltimore RNLI after getting into difficulty trying to swim back to shore.

# lifeboats - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Six people rescued from sinking cruiser on Lough Ree

The vessel struck an object under the waterline and was taking on water when lifeboats arrived.

# lifeboats - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Over 1,000 people rescued by RNLI lifeboats last year

The busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year was in Bangor, Co Down – which carried out half of its callouts during the hours of darkness.

# lifeboats - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Who owns the Titanic, and who can dive at the wreck? has been looking into issues surrounding the Titanic disaster 100 years after the ship struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage.

# lifeboats - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

RNLI lifeboats rescued 905 people in 2011

Lifeboats were launched almost 1,000 times during the year and volunteers spent nearly 10,000 hours at sea.