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RNLI family fun at Kinvara

The small coastal village of Kinvara is the place to be this weekend for its annual family fun day in aid Galway Lifeboat Station.

Woman with leg injuries airlifted off Croagh Patrick

A woman was airlifted off Croagh Patrick on Monday evening having suffered lower leg injuries and hypothermia near the summit.

Hoax calls can cost lives – O’Mahony

Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has highlighted what he has described as ‘an unacceptable practice of people making hoax phone calls to the Irish Coast Guard. Deputy O’Mahony, who is chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications, said that last year alone there were 328 hoax calls received.

Irish Coast Guard offers warm spell advice

The Irish Coast Guard has advised members of the public to pay special attention to water safety this weekend.

After 245 missions, air ambulance service gets three-month extension

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Minister for Health, James Reilly has agreed to allow the Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) air ambulance based in Custume Barracks to continue for three months while the 12 month pilot scheme is reviewed.

Mayo RNLI lifeboats launched seven times during the summer

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This summer the two RNLI lifeboat stations in Mayo launched their lifeboats seven times. Achill Island lifeboat crew launched their all weather lifeboat four times, while Ballyglass RNLI were called out three times.

Mayo Mountain Rescue honoured by President Higgins

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Members of Mayo Mountain Rescue were recently honoured as guests of President Michael D Higgins and his wife at a garden party in Áras an Uachtaráin. The occasion was to acknowledge the hard work done by all the voluntary rescue services in Ireland.

Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat station goes live

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The RNLI’s 44th lifeboat station in Ireland has officially been put into service and become a declared search and rescue asset on Lough Ree. The new lifeboat station is based at Coosan Point in Athlone. The RNLI will operate a B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat from temporary station facilities with the cost of the set-up estimated to be around €150,000.

Welcome for harbour scheme allocations

Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring has welcomed the announcement of funding to a number of harbours in County Mayo under the Harbours Scheme from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

RNLI gives go-ahead for lifeboat trial on Lough Ree

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The RNLI is to trial an inshore lifeboat on one of the biggest loughs on the River Shannon. At a recent meeting of the RNLI Board of Trustees the decision was taken to place an inshore lifeboat on Lough Ree for at least 12 months to assess whether a permanent lifeboat station should be established.

 

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