The inshore lifeboat service at Union Hall will be maintained on a 24-month trial basis, after which the RNLI will evaluate whether to establish a permanent station at the busy West Cork fishing port.  Photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard/PA Wire

The RNLI is to establish a lifeboat base in the Cork harbour which was the scene of one of the country’s worst fishing tragedies of recent years when (...)

Caitlin Ui hAodha, widow of Michael Hayes, who lost his life in the Tit Bonhomme sinking last year. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The widow of the skipper of the ill-fated trawler Tit Bonhomme yesterday defended the compe(...)