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Lough Ree RNLI the busiest station in Ireland for 2014

Lough Ree RNLI was the busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year. According to figures released by the lifeboat charity the crew at Lough Ree launched 69 times in 2014 bringing some 142 people to safety.

RNLI receives €500 from IUNVA

The Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) made donations amounting to €5,000 at the function, to 10 local charities and organisations, and also distributed food hampers valued at €200 each to 10 other charities in the Athlone, Moate, and Clara areas.

Anti-social behaviour a concern for Beechpark residents

There is a serious need for the introduction of CCTV in the Beechpark and Beechpark West areas of Athlone - that’s according to Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hogan.

Mayo carers give 161,000 unpaid hours weekly

Carers in Mayo give more than 161,000 hours unpaid care to the county’s sick, elderly and vulnerable each week. Of Mayo’s 6,558 carers, 40.5 per cent regularly work a minimum of one to 14 hours a week, whilst a further 50 per cent work between 15 and 43 hours a week.

Wise up to water safety this Bank Holiday weekend

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As we head into the busiest holiday weekend of the year, Michael Gavin, Mayo County Council’s water safety officer, is advising everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety while in or near water.

New lifeboat gets first shout - after just seven minutes

The new RNLI lifeboat for Lough Ree was called out on its first rescue mission just seven minutes after being put on station at the Coosan slip.

Special Knock service to celebrate life saving work at sea

A special ecumenical service will be held at Knock Shrine next weekend to celebrate the life saving work of RNLI volunteers over the last 190 years.

Lifeboat sees action again last weekend

On Saturday evening (July 12) a shout went out at 6.57pm for two craft aground on the east shore of Inch McDermott. The RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 7.06pm. At the scene it was found that a 30ft cruiser had had engine problems and drifted ashore. A passing 80ft barge went to give assistance and went aground herself.

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.

Private Security Authority “a quango”, says judge

Judge Seamus Hughes has described the Private Security Authority which regulates bouncers and security staff as being “like a private police force operating in this country”.

 

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