Drones could be used to deliver medical supplies or to come to the assistance of swimmers. Photograph: Getty

A new €6 million research project which will assist the development of drone technology to perform tasks such as delivering essential medical supplies(...)

An Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S92 helicopter at its launch at Weston Airport, Lucan, Co Dublin, in February 2014. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The manufacturers of the helicopter involved in this morning’s search for four crew of the Irish Coast Guard ordered immediate safety checks on the ai(...)

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(...)

 A woman walks alone on the Great South Wall in Dublin   after weather warnings were issued by the National Emergency Co-Ordination Centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Members of the public have been asked to exercise extreme caution when walking along exposed seafronts and piers, given the expected high tides and in(...)

The Coast Guard’s helicopters are equipped with infrared low-light cameras and “night sun” searchlights.

For the first time since it was set up in 1991, the Coast Guard’s helicopter service has completed 1,000 missions in a single year. The figure was re(...)

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 (...)

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has published a report. Photograph: Press Association

Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the death of a man after his motorboat hit rocks on Lough Derg, Co Tipperary last year, the Marine Casu(...)