Some 17 dangerous and severely stinging jellyfish, known as lion’s mane have been removed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council from Sandycove Beach today. Photograph: Irish Water Safety

Seventeen dangerous and severely stinging jellyfish, known as lion’s mane were removed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council from Sandycove Beach t(...)

Swimmers have been cautioned about sightings of troublesome species.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Swimmers have been warned about sightings of the notorious Portuguese man o’war and the likely arrival of other nasty species of jellyfish on Irish b(...)

Rose Hall  reservoir in Drogheda, Co Louth this evening.

Friends of a teenagers have paid tribute online to their friend who drowned in what the Irish Coastguard said was a, “a tragic accident” at a reservoi(...)

The man was airlifted  from the sea close to Inishbofin, Co Galway to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A man who died after he was airlifted to hospital from the sea close to Inishbofin, Co Galway yesterday evening is the sixth diver to lose his life i(...)

Two of the deaths resulted from ‘combination dives’. . . [which] are, by their very nature, technical and dangerous and require careful calculation. Photograph:  Nigel Roddis/Reuters

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever,” the late French diver, explorer and film-maker Jacques-Yves Cousteau once (...)

Three children who drifted almost 30km in a floating toy are among the call-outs involving 16 people in cheap inflatable boats and swimming aids which the RNLI has
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dealt with this summer. Photograph:
Frank Miller

Three children who drifted almost 30km in a floating toy are among the call-outs involving 16 people in cheap inflatable boats and swimming aids which(...)

Lifeguards rescued 559 swimmers from beaches, rivers and lakes during last month’s heatwave.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Lifeguards rescued 559 swimmers from beaches, rivers and lakes during last month’s heatwave. This was 160 more than for the entire bathing season l(...)

 Alex Kucovs from Latvia/ Portmarnock joins swimmers, sunbathers and sandcastle makers on Portmarnock Beach today.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather alert heading into the weekend, indicating temperatures of as high as 30 degrees continuing into next week. Ba(...)

Egyptian colleagues grieve and pray beside the hearse containing the body of Tit Bonhomme crew member Attia Shaban at the pier at Union Hall in west Cork after his body was recovered on January 19th, 2012. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Fishing skippers will be able to apply for grant-aid for safety equipment as one of a series of Government measures announced today aimed at reducing (...)