Fisherman with crush injuries airlifted from trawler off Kerry coast

A seriously injured fisherman had to be airlifted from a trawler off the Kerry coast late last night.

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Gardaí investigating after potentially blinding laser light aimed at Coast Guard helicopter

The crew was flying to the Aran Islands last night for a training exercise when the dangerous green laser light was aimed at their aircraft.

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Fisherman suffering a heart attack refused to be airlifted from trawler twice

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter was sent to meet a fishing trawler three times before they could eventually airlift a seriously ill crew member to hospital.

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Major search on Lough Derg after empty kayak spotted on water

A major search was launched on Lough Derg in Co Clare this evening amid fears that a kayaker was missing or in difficulty.

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'Idiots' making search and rescue more hazardous by shining lasers at helicopters

The sister of tragic Coast Guard helicopter pilot Dara Fitzpatrick - who died on board an Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter that crashed in 2017 - has blasted an alleged laser attack on a Coast Guard helicopter crew in Limerick last Thursday night.

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Teenager in hospital following surfing accident off Clare coast

A teenager is recovering in hospital after sustaining injuries in a surfing accident in Co Clare this evening.

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Crew of Rescue 116 remembered on second anniversary of crash

Today marks the second anniversary of the Rescue 116 helicopter crash in which four crew members were killed off the coast of Co Mayo.

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Husband of Caitriona Lucas honoured with inclusion of her painting on new stamps

The husband of the late Caitriona Lucas says it is a great honour that one of her paintings has been featured in two new stamps issued to honour the Irish Coast Guard.

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Injured man evacuated from Norweigan fishing vessel by Waterford Coast Guard

The Coast Guard evacuated an injured man from a Norweigan fishing vessel this morning.

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Ban on Coast Guard vehicles using blue lights and sirens will 'seriously hamper' response time

The Minister for Transport is being asked to explain a ban on the Coast Guard using blue lights and sirens while driving to emergencies.

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Coast Guard defends decision to stop volunteers using blue lights and sirens

Coast Guard management issued a ‘safety notice’ on February 14 informing volunteers that "vehicles are no longer permitted to use blue lights and warning devices (sirens) while driving on public roads."

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