Alex Ellis-Roswell: Walking the length of the Irish and British coastlines in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He has already raised €18,000. Photograph: Olga Leszczynska

It will take some 20 million footsteps and about four years and Alex Ellis-Roswell isn’t even halfway there. Ellis-Roswell (23) is determined to pay (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

The Crew of ‘Nama’ John Harnes, Gillian Mangan, Ger Crowley, David Price, Nigel Croft and David Crowley and Joey the labrador who rowed around Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A team of 20 relay rowers and a dog will complete a circumnavigation of Ireland on Saturday when they ply their craft into Bray Harbour in Co Wicklow.(...)

Fergus (16) and Nathaniel (23) Ogden. Photograph: RNLI

When brothers Nathaniel and Fergus Ogden set off from Baltimore in June to sail around Ireland in a small boat not much bigger than a dinghy, two sun-(...)

Two brothers who set out to circumnavigate Ireland in a 5m open boat (above) in aid of the lifeboat service never anticipated that they would face such wintry weather. Photograph: aluggerroundireland Facebook page.

Two brothers who set out to circumnavigate Ireland in a 5m open boat in aid of the lifeboat service never anticipated that they would face such wintry(...)

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is releasing two videos as part of a new drowning prevention campaign. Photograph: Getty Images/Design Pics

Dangerously unpredictable conditions in water and the impact of “cold shock” are themes of two hard-hitting film clips which the Royal National Lifebo(...)

Some members of the crews taking part in a circumnavigation of Ireland to raise awareness of sailing for people with disabilities. Front row: Gary Crothers (skipper of yacht Kind of Blue and committee member of Foyle Sailability. He lost the use of his left arm after a car crash) and Aideen Corr (Kind of Blue crew and Foyle Sailability committee member who has Parkinson’s disease). Back row, from left: Ken Curry (Kind of Blue crew), Luke Farren (Dream Machine crew), George McCormick (Dream Machine skipper), Kim Banks (Aaraura crew) and Vicki Smith (Aaraura crew). Photograph: Trevor McBride

Sailors of varying levels of ability are taking part in a circumnavigation of Ireland from Greencastle, Co Donegal, to raise awareness of sailing for (...)

The research, supported by the Irish Sailing Association, will examine what motivates sailors, how often they go to sea, their experience and training, awareness of potential hazards and use of safety procedures and equipment. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has appealed to recreational sailors to assist in new research exploring attitudes towards risk and (...)

The Cemfjord cargo ship after it overturned off the north coast of Scotland. . Photograph: RNLI Wick/PA

Eight crew members of a cargo ship that capsized in heavy seas in the Pentland Firth are presumed lost after a huge search operation failed to find th(...)

The Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The 25 crew members have been rescued. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

A car carrier stranded next to a busy shipping lane was grounded deliberately to prevent it from capsizing, its owners have said.The 51,000 tonne Hoeg(...)