The Irish Coast Guard has warned that gale force winds could impede the search operation for the missing  fisherman. Photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard

Hopes have faded for the rescue of a missing fisherman whose boat sank several kilometres off Hook Head, Co Wexford. The Irish Coast Guard on Monday (...)

Caitriona Lucas was killed in September 2016 off the coast of Co Clare after a rigid inflatable boat capsized during a search mission. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Department of Transport has said safety concerns over Irish Coast Guard lifejackets is a separate issue to problems that contributed to the death (...)

A rigid inflatable boat (Rib)  at Howth in  Co Dublin. Volunteers at 23 of the Irish Coast Guard’s  44 stations equipped with Ribs and smaller D-Class boats cannot launch until further notice. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is hopeful that an issue with life jackets which last week led the Irish Coast Guard to withdraw all of its inshore boats from (...)

David Weldrick who died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Kilkee bay on Saturday. File photograph: Dave Gaynor

The man who died after being airlifted to hospital in a critical condition following a swimming incident in Co Clare on Saturday has been named locall(...)

Dun Laoghaire RNLI said the weather conditions were good and there was clear visibility.

A man was rescued from the sea at Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey, Dublin, on Monday after his boat capsized. Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat cre(...)

Max the dog, rescued along with two people by the Irish Coast Guard in Howth. Picture: IrishCoast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard was called out to rescue two people and a dog, cut off by the rising sea tide while out walking in Howth this afternoon. L(...)

An Post has issued two stamps marking Irish Coast Guard’s provision of search, rescue and monitoring services at sea, on the coast and waterways of Ireland. The stamps  are based on an original painting by the late Caitríona Lucas, who  lost her life while volunteering with the Coast Guard on September 12th, 2016.

The family of an Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died while on a search mission have said they are proud her artwork features on two newly-issued(...)

Caitriona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat flipped during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare

The final report into the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas off the Clare coast over two years ago is highly critical of safety man(...)

Caitríona Lucas, who died during  a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare in 2016

The Irish Coast Guard called for a “substantial reappraisal” of a Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the death of Doolin volunteer(...)

A woman was airlifted to hospital after falling at Dalkey Quarry near Killiney in south Dublin on Monday. File Photograph: Collins

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in Dublin after falling at Dalkey Quarry near Killiney in south Dublin. Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Coa(...)

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