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Achill Island RNLI welcomes Ciaran Needham as new Lifeboat Operations Manager

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Achill Island RNLI is delighted to welcome Ciaran Needham, a native of Sáile, as the station’s new Lifeboat Operations Manager. Ciaran succeeds Tony McNamara, who recently retired from the role.

Swimming duo lauded for heroics during Lough Ree RNLI challenge

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A wholly impressive achievement, two Athlone ladies, Serena Friel and Karen Delaney, completed a 32km of the River Shannon in 10 hours 13 minutes, in the process raising significant funds for the Lough Ree RNLI boathouse project.

We need both hands on the stick to combat climate change

There are some battles in life that we enter with a half hearted desire to win. Conflicts that we deem as not mattering because we have not made the real connection between them and our lives. We have tended to do it with strife, with modern famine, with the abuses of human rights. That if it does not affect us really, that it is something we ought not get involved in. Until it comes to our own doorstep, we have a tendency to look away or move on. This week’s IPCC report on the impact of climate change and our role in creating it should act as a wake up call to the world…and when I say the world, I don’t mean the world out there, but the world around us.

Lough Ree RNLI volunteer crew rescue large cruiser and personnel east of Hodson Bay

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Lough Ree RNLI volunteer crew responded to a call on Monday afternoon to assist a lake cruiser with six people on board which had run aground west of Beam Island close to the County Roscommon shoreline.

Four Clifden RNLI crew members commended for their role in challenging rescue operation

Four Clifden RNLI crew members have been commended for their role in the complex rescue of a lone sailor who became stranded on the rocks at Inishark in gale force winds.

News in Brief - Around the county

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News from around the county 

Lough Ree RNLI rescue numerous personnel aboard stranded boats

Lough Ree RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews came to the assistance of two cruisers on the lake this bank holiday weekend taking seven people to safety.

Lough Ree RNLI rescue six people and a dog over weekend

In two separate incidents the Lough Ree RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew came to the assistance of six people at Gailey Bay and Nuns Island over the weekend.

Aran Islands RNLI mechanic retires after thirty five years of esteemed service

After 35 years of dedicated service, Aran Islands RNLI mechanic Johnny Mulkerrin retired this week, prompting many tributes from his colleagues and friends.

Ballinrobe man speaks about living with MS ahead of World MS Day

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World MS Day 2021 takes place this Sunday, May 30, to raise awareness for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. In the current climate, the day takes on new importance as the 9,000 people in Ireland living with MS have faced various challenges throughout the pandemic.


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