Leo Varadkar: initiated review after ‘Tit Bonhomme’ tragedy in 2012.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

All water-based emergency telephone calls are now being relayed directly to the Irish Coast Guard under a new system introduced in the wake of the (...)

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 (...)

File pic of the Tit Bonhomme, which sank on Sunday morning near the mouth of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

The ill-fated trawler, Tit Bonhomme, changed from its correct course for its home port of Union Hall just six minutes before it collided with A(...)

Michael Hayes, skipper of the trawler Tit Bonhomme. Mr Hayes (52) from Helvick Head, Co Waterford, and four of his five crew, all died when the trawler sank last year. Photograph: Niall Duffy/Marine Times

The sole survivor of the Tit Bonhomme fishing tragedy in whic(...)

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(...)