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The RNLI’s all-weather Trent class lifeboat Austin Lidbury was launched shortly after 9am from Ballycotton. Photograph: Ballycotton RNLI/Facebook

A volunteer lifeboat in Cork successfully towed a fishing trawler ashore after it developed propeller problems on Tuesday. The RNLI’s all-weather Tr(...)

Youghal Man Peter Connon, who was rescued with members of his family on Easter Monday after their sailing crafts capsized.  Pictured with him are volunteer lifeboat crew from Youghal Erik Brooks and Liam Keogh who were involved in the rescue. Photograph:Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A father of three has spoken of his admiration and gratitude for the RNLI after they saved him and four teenagers who were thrown into the sea when th(...)

The abandoned cargo ship MV Alta stuck on rocks near the village of Ballycotton southeast of Cork. File photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Cork County Council has recruited international experts to advise on what steps it should take to deal with the grounded ‘ghost ship’, MV Alta which w(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and the Marine has been told that recent successes in increasing fish stocks could be reversed. File photograph: Getty

Fears have been raised over the potential for significant ecological damage to fishing grounds if a no-deal Brexit drives more EU boats away from UK w(...)

Green Rebel Marine founder Pearse Flynn

Green Rebel Marine, a new company established by well-known businessman Pearse Flynn, is to create 80 jobs in Co Cork as part of a €10 million investm(...)

Garda Mick O’Brien in Ballycotton, east Cork:  ‘Traffic now is nearly non-existent... people aren’t travelling since the full lockdown kicked in.’ Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

What a difference a day – or, in this case, six weeks – makes. Just ask Garda Mick O’Brien, who became an internet sensation when footage of him direc(...)

An Airbus A350 Helicopter, piloted by Brad Lake, removed oil barrels and other waste from the MV Alta off the coast of Ballycotton, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: John Hennessy

Over 90 oil barrels have been removed from the “ghost ship” MV Alta, stranded near Ballycotton in East Cork during Storm Dennis. Air services company(...)

The abandoned cargo ship MV Alta  stuck on rocks near the village of Ballycotton south-east of Cork. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Preparations are continuing over the weekend to use a helicopter to airlift off barrels of oil from a ghost ship stranded on rocks near Ballycotton in(...)

The MV Alta, a 77m Tanzanian registered cargo ship which had been abandoned and drifting in the Atlantic Ocean for 17 months, washed up on rocks near Ballycotton in east Cork last weekend.   Photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Oil and other waste materials are due to be airlifted from the wreck of the MV Alta in Cork next week. Cork County Council’s oil spill assessment tea(...)

The cargo ship MV Alta on rocks near the village of Ballycotton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP


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