Irish Coast Guard units attended 1,075 incidents throughout the year, according to their end of year statement.
Leigh Early perished when his car slid off a pier on Arranmore Island into freezing waters just after 5am on Sunday morning.
An RNLI lifeboat crew was called to assist an Irish Coast Guard unit at a water rescue incident in Co Clare overnight, because they cannot currently launch their own rescue boats.
Arranmore Island is in mourning following the death of a young local man in a tragic drowning at the weekend.
The lifeboat in Castletownbere rescued a 24-metre fishing vessel yesterday afternoon.
A fisherman has been hospitalised after being injured on a crabbing vessel off the coast of Donegal.
An RNLI team from County Mayo is being praised after spending nearly 12 hours at sea to bring three fishermen to safety.
Two anglers have been rescued off the West Cork coast.
Baltimore RNLI assisted a fishing vessel in difficulty south of Kedge Island off the coast of Baltimore, West Cork this afternoon.
A lifeboat crew rescued one dog before taking it on a mission to rescue another dog in separate call-outs off Cork this evening.
Five people have been rescued after their yacht ran aground in Skerries harbour in Dublin this morning.
After decades in storage, the rare medals of lifeboat volunteer Patsy Sliney turned up — meaning his story can now also be revealed to a new generation, writes Niall Murray.
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out twice today to rescue two yachts that got into difficulty off the West Cork coast.
Fethard RNLI rescued six people yesterday evening after two young girls drifted out to sea on an inflatable airbed.
Latest: A yacht has been towed back to Courtmacsherry Harbour after it got into trouble off the West Cork coast last night.
Claims that a lifeboat cannot be launched at low tide were made as part of a request for Office of Public Works funding for dredging at three west Waterford harbours.
Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat has successfully assisted a yacht with engine trouble off West Cork coast this morning.
A family of four and their pet spaniel had to be dramatically rescued after getting stranded in a rising tide under cliffs in the north-east of the UK.
The Irish Coast Guard was called out to a yacht that ran aground twice on Lough Derg in a matter of hours yesterday.
A young woman who joined a lifeboat crew after being saved by its members is appealing for more volunteers to help with its important work.
Lifeboats from Clogherhead and Skerries are on their way to assist a small fishing boat which is in distress off the coast of Skerries.
The alarm was raised shortly after 9.30am yesterday after reports that a man had entered the River Corrib at Quincentenary Bridge.
The accidental activation of a location beacon on board a yacht triggered a lifeboat launch this morning, reports Eoin English.
A major search operation is underway off the Arklow coastline in Wicklow after a man went overboard from a local fishing vessel earlier this morning.
People are again being reminded to stay safe on the water, after the Lough Derg Lifeboat rescued 12 people today in two back to back callouts.
At least 35 lives were saved by lifeboat crews as they rescued more than 1,200 people in Irish waters last year.
Galway RNLI say they have recovered the body of a young man from the waters at Renville in Oranmore this afternoon.
The RNLI at Ballycotton was called out yesterday evening to help a dolphin that was stranded due to extreme high tides in a bogland.
Two adults and five children have been rescued from a 40 foot cruiser which had a problem with its anchor in Lough Derg this afternoon.
The Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called this afternoon after a yacht was demasted in strong winds off the coast of Cork.
A woman has been rescued after getting into difficulty while sailing off the West Cork coast.
The daughter of a man who drowned in a fishing tragedy almost 28 years ago has said people should be more aware of the dangers posed by the sea.
A dog stranded on cliffs was one of three weekend callouts dealt with successfully by a West Cork lifeboat in 24 hours.
The Courtmacsherry lifeboat rescued a boat that was struggling off the Cork coast this evening.
The first lifeboat to receive an award for bravery for its role in one of Ireland’s most daring sea rescues has been returned to its spiritual home.
Search efforts to locate a man missing in Lough Ree, Co Westmeath have been called off for the night after an incident involving three men earlier.
I was delighted to see there is a committee established in Ballycotton to oversee the restoration of ex-lifeboat Mary Stanford.
It’s good news for the famed century-old vessel, writes Eoin English
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