Eugene Clonan

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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 (...)

Seán Hogan, Chairman of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group during a media briefing on Hurricane Ophelia on Kildare Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State’s National Emergency Co-ordination Group has urged people to not take unnecessary risks and to remain indoors on Monday afternoon. Hurrica(...)

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(...)

Coast Guard volunteer Catríona Lucas, who died during a rescue mission off the coast of Co Clare this year

There was a marked increase in the number of lives saved by the Irish Coast Guard in 2016, with 405 people rescued from perilous situations, official (...)

St Stephen’s Green, Dublin where 18-month old Faith Kelly Hogan enjoyed feeding the birds on Monday Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Storms are wreaking havoc across parts of Europe as Ireland’s calm and sunny weather is set to continue into next week. Sunglasses, sunscreen and a (...)

Members of the Coast Guard and  RNLI during the Bray Air Display. The Coast Guard responded to 2,628 incidents during 2014, a 3 per cent rise on the previous year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Coast Guard had it busiest year for more than a decade in 2014.It said rescuers responded to 2,628 incidents during the year - a 3 per cent rise o(...)