Bernard Lucas

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Bernard Lucas, husband of Caitríona, who died when her rib capsized during a rescue off Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

There can be few rescuers in any coastal community anywhere occupying the tough and lonely position held by west Clare farmer Bernard Lucas. Bernard (...)

Caitríona Lucas, a 41-year-old librarian and mother-of-two, was a highly experienced volunteer with the Irish Coast Guard’s Doolin unit.

When Caitríona Lucas responded to a request on September 12th, 2016 to help find a young man missing off the north Clare coastline, she wasn’t aware t(...)

The  Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit combing the shore for clues  on the shore in Galway Bay. Photograph: Sean Green, OMCSU

When mobile phones rang looking for help in south Galway’s Oranmore just over two years ago, Mike Cummins was one of many who said “yes”. An NUI Galwa(...)

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick:    funeral will take place in Glencullen. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A significant section of the wreckage of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter has been found close to the lighthouse on Blackrock, 13km west of the north (...)

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(...)