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 (...)

The Tit Bonhomme, which sank last year near the mouth of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has promised a change to the existing system of responding to 999 emergency telephone calls in marine incidents.Ho(...)

Egyptian colleagues grieve behind a hearse containing the body of Tit Bonhomme crew member Attia Shaban at the pier at Union Hall in west Cork, after the trawler sank early last year. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said he will consider concerns raised over the handling of emergency calls from the trawler Tit Bonhomme after(...)

Safety at sea

The sun-filled setting of Union Hall earlier this week, with dinghies tacking in light winds across from Glandore harbour, could not have offered a gr(...)

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(...)