Coast Guard and RNLI launch safety campaigns to highlight dangers of water

The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI are urging people to respect the water this bank holiday weekend.

Both organisations have launched safety campaigns to highlight the potential dangers of the water.

The RNLI's Lifesaving Manager Gareth Morrison says they want people to enjoy their day out, and stay safe.

"Our coastline around Ireland is beautiful, we absolutely know it's beautiful, but it's also dangerous when close to the water.

"We want everyone to be careful when they're walking on the coastline, to respect the water and just keep an eye out for each other," he said.

More in this Section

Irish couple injured in Turkey minibus crash

Restrictions possible for free under-sixes GP scheme; doctors raise workload concern

Two men killed in Cork and Wicklow while carrying out storm repairs

Traveller couple with one-year-old baby sleeping in van after losing caravan roof in Storm Ophelia

Today's Stories

No Government jet for freed Halawa

Garda officers may sue for right to strike

Rail unions vote for industrial action

‘We are on our knees after this ... we need help’


A helicopter put a piano on the 150-foot roof of Blarney Castle and other stories from the Cork Jazz Festival archives

Jazz Memories: Famous faces share their favourite moments

Live music review: The Horrors - Icy genius in a thrillingly intimate setting

Choosing a sheltered spot for Maples is vital

More From The Irish Examiner