The Castletownbere RNLI crew rescued the kayaker and his dog, Lucky, after a night out at sea. Photograph: Castletownbere RNLI

Lucky by name and lucky by nature – that was the opinion of seafarers in Castletownbere, Co Cork, on Wednesday morning when a lone kayaker and his epo(...)

Seven fishermen have been airlifted to safety this evening by the Irish Coast Guard after their stricken trawler began taking in water in heavy seas off West Cork. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A trawler at the centre of a major rescue operation has sunk hours after her crew were winched to safety by an Irish Coast Guard helicopter in stormy (...)

The RNLI lifeboat escorted the trawler to Castletownbere Harbour. Photograph: iStock

A Spanish fisherman was last night being treated in hospital after being successfully brought ashore by the RNLI Castletownbere Lifeboat after taking (...)

Kodie Healy

The body of Kodie Healy, a Cork fisherman who has been missing since last Wednesday, has been recovered. Naval service divers recovered the body on S(...)

A Polish man was rescued from the bottom of cliffs at Dursey Sound in Cork by  the Irish Coast Guard Castletownbere Cliff and Coastal Unit, and airlifted to Tralee General Hospital before release. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A sea angler is recovering after being plucked to safety by members of the Irish Coast Guard who descended a 100ft-plus cliff face to rescue him from (...)

Handout photograph issued by the RNLI of a fishing boat that began sinking in the Atlantic off the west Cork coast and led to two fisherman being rescued. Castletownbere RNLI said its volunteers received a call to rescue the crew of a local fishing vessel at about 4.45am. Photograph: RNLI/PA

Two Spanish fishermen are recovering in Castletownbere in west Cork on Thursday morning after being rescued from the sea after their fishing vessel s(...)

British adventurer Sarah Outen with Happy Socks, which was saved from being smashed against rocks by Castletownbere RNLI. Outen was rescued 200 miles off the Azores in October. Photograph: Niall Duffy

A British adventurer yesterday expressed her gratitude to a west Cork lifeboat crew after they saved her rowing boat from being smashed against the r(...)

The search at Sheep’s Head yesterday. Photograph:  Emma Jervis

A search operation is due to resume at first light today for one of two men missing from Sheep’s Head peninsula in west Cork after searchers yesterday(...)

The LE Aoife towed the stricken Alice II to  Castletownbere in a journey that took two days. Photograph: Archive/The Irish Times

A Norwegian couple are today recovering in West Cork after they were saved from a damaged yacht foundering off the Irish coast. Erik (62)(...)