The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat crew came to the rescue of a family on a cruiser which had suffered engine failure near Hare Island. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A family on a cruise boat were rescued by a lifeboat crew after their vessel suffered engine failure on Lough Derg last night. Valentia C(...)

Women take part in the “Dip In The Nip” fundraiser in aid of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation and cancer services at Pillmore beach in Youghal, Co Cork, yesterday. It was one of several similar events held over the weekend. Photograph: Diane Cusack

The RNLI lifeboat station on the river Shannon’s Lough Derg has urged water users to check local weather forecasts, following two alerts within 24 hou(...)