Irish Coastguard and the RNLI pictured off the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork, where the search for a Barry Davis Ryan who went missing while coming to the aid of his girlfriend on Tuesday is continuing. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

Coastal communities along the west Cork shoreline are no strangers to tragedy. Search and rescue volunteers regularly step in to avert accidental drow(...)

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 (...)