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# sea - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Search continues for man who fell into the sea in Antrim

The search for the man is resuming this morning.

# sea - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Jellyfish are freaks of nature that could take over the world's oceans

They can thrive despite factors such as pollution or a lack of oxygen, and a lack of natural predators has led to a surge in their population.

# sea - Monday 2 September, 2013

Diver stung in face by jellyfish in Skerries

Skerries RNLI had helped search for two divers who had been reported missing near the Red Island headland.

# sea - Friday 23 August, 2013

Five teens rescued by RNLI after dinghy is swept away

The engine on a dinghy transferring a group to a yacht failed, stranding a group of teenagers in a ferry channel.

# sea - Monday 19 August, 2013

Sea life centre calls on Irish people not to eat octopus

Did you know that octopuses can play with Rubik’s cubes,unscrew jars and splash passers-by? An Irish sea life centre hopes these facts will make you think twice about ordering octopus in a restaurant.

# sea - Friday 2 August, 2013

Ronald Reagan could have 3.4 million square miles of ocean named after him

A United States government committee discussed a bill this week which would rename the Exclusive Economic Zone after the former President.

# sea - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry

Irish Water Safety, the coast guard and gardaí have renewed their appeal for people to be extra vigilant when in the water.

Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?

Over 140 drown every year and Irish Water Safety said if people exercised more caution these deaths could be prevented.

Coveney: I've been to too many funerals and scenes of bodies brought ashore

Speaking to, Coveney spoke of the loss in his own family

# sea - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Man, 24, drowns while swimming at Donegal beach

The incident happened at Maghera Beach in Ardara.

# sea - Monday 1 July, 2013

Sea + sun = happiness: science

Innovative study which maps emotional states through smartphone app links being near sea on sunny day with ultimate happiness.

# sea - Friday 14 June, 2013

‘Personal location transmitters for fishermen should be mandatory’ says Doherty

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty wants location devices to be worn by all fishermen who are out at sea.

# sea - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Irish Coast Guard warns people to 'stay safe in the water' this summer

There have been 14 deaths by drowning in Irish waters so far this year.

# sea - 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.

# sea - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin

People in Ireland seem to be obsessed with getting a tan – but this country has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the entire world. It’s time to wake up to the real danger sun of exposure, says Pauline Power, who was diagnosed with a melanoma at 29.

# sea - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Three rescued after boat sinks off Bray Sea

Three rescued after boat sinks off Bray

RNLI volunteers in Dún Laoghaire and the Greystones Coast Guard were summoned by a mayday alert.

# sea - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks

The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.

# sea - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Two men rescued from stricken yacht

The RNLI rescued the men by towing their boat back to Rosslare Harbour in the early hours of this morning.

# sea - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Plane overshoots Bali runway into sea

Everyone on board the plane survived, a transport ministry official said.

# sea - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Searches continue for two people missing off Irish coasts

Separate searches are continuing for a woman missing off the Cliffs of Moher, and a man missing off east Cork.

# sea - Monday 18 March, 2013

Busy weekend for the Irish Coast Guard with callouts all over the country

The Coast Guard said the west of the country was the busiest area but this is not unusual for the first bank holiday of the year.

# sea - Friday 15 February, 2013

Fisherman dies off Kinsale coast

It is believed that the man’s injuries related to an accident with the trawling wires aboard the vessel.

# sea - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Rosie the Seal to return to the sea

The young seal has been nursed back to health by the staff at Tayto Park.

# sea - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Irish Coast Guard teams save 161 lives

Minister Leo Varadkar thanked the staff and volunteers at an event earlier today.

# sea - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat Brrrr This post contains images

Swimmers brave the sea to raise money for Ballycotton Lifeboat

Up to 20 brave swimmers took to the water to raise funds for the volunteer-run lifeboat service.

# sea - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Objections to proposed Galway Bay organic fish farm

The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has concerns about sea lice infestation, pollution and harmful algal blooms.

# sea - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Sailings resume after Rosslare ferry incident

Ferry services have resumed following an incident in which two ferries collided off Rosslare Harbour yesterday.

# sea - Thursday 27 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Laziest holiday ever? Google brings you scuba diving Scuba Diving

Laziest holiday ever? Google brings you scuba diving

Don’t fancy leaving your room to visit the Great Barrier Reef? Google’s got you sorted.

# sea - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Updated: 21:25

A SEARCH IS still underway this evening for a diver missing off the south coast.

The Valentia Coast Guard confirmed that a diver was reported missing off Baltimore in Co Cork earlier. A search was launched earlier tonight.

The Naval Service Vessel, LE Ciara, has now also joined in the search, having arrived at the scene shortly after 7pm.

# sea - Friday 24 August, 2012

New iPhone app from Coast Guard could ‘save lives’ Sea

New iPhone app from Coast Guard could ‘save lives’

The app will allow anyone going out to sea, whether it is professionally or for leisure or sport, to let the Coast Guard know in advance.

# sea - Sunday 19 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

# sea - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Lifeboat called to assist French yacht

The Crosshaven Lifeboat was called to assist the vessel with two people on board after it became entangled in an old lobster pot line.

# sea - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Man rescued by Coast Guard off Clare Coast

The alarm was raised about the missing man at around 5.30pm yesterday evening.

# sea - Monday 6 August, 2012

Women and children first? Not anymore says shipwreck study

A study into shipwrecks over the years shows that when it comes to survival it is every man for himself.

# sea - Monday 30 July, 2012

Awareness campaign warns against mixing alcohol and water

Never ever drink and dive, swim or sail, says Irish Water Safety.

# sea - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Greenland ice sheet surface melts at extreme rate

Data shows 97 per cent of the ice sheet melted by 12 July.

# sea - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# sea - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Costa Concordia 'sailed with watertight doors open and unapproved maps'

Cruise ship struck rocks of the Tuscan coast in January and capsized, killing 32 people.

# sea - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Twitter buoy to transmit Volvo Ocean Race info

Want to track the Volvo Ocean Race in real time – no matter where you are? Now you can thanks to a dedicated Twitter account.

# sea - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Japanese dock washes up in Oregon a year after tsunami Tsunami This post contains images

Japanese dock washes up in Oregon a year after tsunami

The dock’s appearance on the shore was a sobering reminder of the impact of the devastating tsunami, which hit Japan in March 2011.