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#Irish Coast Guard

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard to lift blue light driving ban for volunteers as training rolled out Emergency

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lives could be lost' without immediate training for Coast Guard blue light driving Emergency

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens Emergency

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.

From TheJournal.ie Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks On Hold

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Caitríona made the ultimate sacrifice': Report into death of Coast Guard volunteer raises safety concerns Doolin

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (20s) airlifted to hospital after falling from cliff in Co Clare Spanish Point

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.

From TheJournal.ie Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman Coast Guard

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman airlifted to hospital after fall at Dalkey Quarry Dublin

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.

From TheJournal.ie Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock Water Safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie Five people rescued after boat broke down and started to take on water Howth

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head Coast Guard

Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo One Year On

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Man in critical condition after being washed into sea in Clare Creeragh

Man in critical condition after being washed into sea in Clare

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

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints Emergency

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.

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew Tribute

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.

From TheJournal.ie Search underway for fisherman missing in Galway Bay GALWAY BAY

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night Transplants

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two men who died off Donegal coast named locally Mallinbeg

Two men who died off Donegal coast named locally

Both men are believed to be Lithuanian nationals.

From TheJournal.ie Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc Dún Laoghaire

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

The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard rescues severely injured Russian fisherman 140 miles out at sea in heavy winds Rescue 115

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies in hospital after falling into Lough Derg Terryglass Harbour

Man dies in hospital after falling into Lough Derg

The man was airlifted to Limerick University Hospital this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out' Irish Coast Guard

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.

From TheJournal.ie LE Aisling joins search for fisherman who fell overboard off Kerry coast Kerry

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.

From TheJournal.ie Six-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being overcome by bleach fumes Clare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It doesn't look cool' is one of the top five excuses coast guards hear from people not wearing lifejackets Life Jackets
From TheJournal.ie Woman rescued from Howth Head after being kept on phone as crew of 19 searched Irish Coast Guard

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.

From TheJournal.ie Garda and Coast Guard choppers rescue stranded walkers (and dogs) off Sandymount Off The Strand

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fishermen plucked from liferaft after ship sinks in gale-force winds Irish Coast Guard

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man rescued by coast guard after breaking his arm on boat Maggie C

Man rescued by coast guard after breaking his arm on boat

The first rescue attempt was unsuccessful.

From TheJournal.ie Injured kayaker rescued from Clare Glens in two hour operation Teamwork

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.

From TheJournal.ie Occupants of plane that caught fire "got a taxi on to Limerick" Portumna

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.

From TheJournal.ie Sailor with suspected spinal injuries rescued during yacht race Dublin Bay

Sailor with suspected spinal injuries rescued during yacht race

He was hit by a fallen mast in Dublin Bay.

From TheJournal.ie 12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall Shankill

12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall

The boy was transported to hospital by helicopter this evening.

From TheJournal.ie RNLI crew pump water from boat for over an hour to rescue 6 men RNLI

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.

From TheJournal.ie Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods Off The Beaten Track

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man in 50s found dead in Galway mountains Twelve Bens

Man in 50s found dead in Galway mountains

The man’s body was discovered yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard responds to 'help' calls on Carrauntoohil... it was just someone praying loudly Bless Us And Don't Save Us

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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