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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.

Rescue story acts as reminder of power of the sea, says grateful family

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The dramatic rescue of two local paddle-boarders last week made headlines around the world due to the duration of their time in the water, but the core message of it is the power of the sea and the bravery of those who use it, according to the family of young Sara Feeney.

Galway Freemasons to hold charity fundraising dinner

The Simon Community, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and the RNLI are the chosen charities to benefit from this year’s Freemasons’ Gala Dinner which will take place in the Clayton Hotel on Thursday March 5 at 7pm.

Investigation launched following death of Erris Fisherman

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An investigation has been launched after an Inver man died when his boat capsized off the north Mayo coast earlier this week.

Super Heroes gather to mark achievements of fund to honour real hero Niall Tomkins

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Members of Galway Fire Service, An Garda Síochana, the RNLI and Connacht Rugby Academy came together last weekend for a special ‘Super Hero Day’ to meet the children who have been attending the Niall Tomkins Memorial Kids Club, organised by the children’s charity Hand in Hand http://www.handinhand.ie/. Hand in Hand provide much needed services to families in Galway and around the country who have a child going through the trauma of childhood cancer.

Mayo RNLI stations take part in Easter 1916 centenary commemoration

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Lifeboat crews from Achill RNLI and Ballyglass RNLI took part in the Easter Sunday 1916 centenary commemoration which saw some 700 members of the Irish emergency services taking part in the State parade. Ballyglass RNLI coxswain John Walsh and Achill RNLI second coxswain Dave Curtis joined 50 of the charity’s volunteers and staff who came from lifeboat stations around the Irish coast and inland to parade through Dublin city centre to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Dave Curtis carried the RNLI’s flag for the charity in the parade.

Councillors call for extension of Red Cross flood aid

Westmeath County Council is to write to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to request that Red Cross aid for flood victims be extended to assist those who have put flood defences in place at their own expense.

 

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