Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search and rescue operation in Kilkee, Co Clare, last year.

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas o(...)

Half of all deaths around the coast involve pleasure craft. It is a stark figure when you consider that much of this activity takes place in benign co(...)

 MInister Paschal Donohoe launched the new safety strategy and said the main factors in sea accidents include inadequate safety equipment and failure to wear life-jackets. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The overwhelming majority of people who die at sea are male, with just two female fatalities over a twelve year period, according to a new safety s(...)

The Irish Coast Guard claims Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has “not been sufficiently advised” of the full consequences of reorganisation proposals. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard has warned that the lives of both rescue staff and volunteers could be put at risk by a reorganisation of maritime safety which (...)

Minister Leo Varadkar has initiated an internal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding reported identification of faulty marine emergency radio beacons. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has initiated an internal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding reported identification of faulty marine emer(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said the reorganisation of maritime safety and marine emergency services would co-ordinate efforts more closely between the Irish Coast Guard and Marine Survey Office. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Cabinet has approved a reorganisation of maritime safety and marine emergency services by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar which will combine t(...)