The accident happened at the renowned Wormhole on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands off Galway, last week. Photograph: David Dunne.

A young couple were being hailed as heroes after saving the life of a student who was swept off a cliff face and into the sea by a giant wave.The acci(...)

An IWS spokesman said constant responsible parental supervision guarantees child safety yet drownings occur every year when children escape the watchful eye of guardians. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Irish Water Safety (IWS) is calling for uninterrupted child supervision in aquatic environments over the Easter break and a greater uptake by teachers(...)

A new € 500,000 National Lifeguard Training Centre will be officially opened on Monday in the seaside resort of Tramore following a unique collaboration involving a number of agencies. The centre will be fully operational for the upcoming peak summer season with beach lifeguards using an observation deck on the third floor to avail of panoramic views across the bay.

A new € 500,000 National Lifeguard Training Centre will be officially opened on Monday in the seaside resort of Tramore following a unique collaborati(...)

A hardy annual:  A man in a Santa hat takes the plunge at the 2014  Christmas Day Swim at the Forty Foot. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dozens gathered at the waters edge at Sandycove’s Forty Foot for the annual Christmas Day swim. While temperatures were nowhere near the minus (...)

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(...)

Inishbofin: a diver died after he was airlifted to hospital when he encountered difficulties off Inishbofin, Co Galway, on July 14th

The Irish Underwater Council, the national governing body for divers, has said it is “shocked by the unprecedented occurrence” of six recreational di(...)

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 (...)