Gerard O Flynn

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Met Éireann forecaster Matthew Martin: ‘It’s the type of weather you would expect in mid-winter. It will feel bitterly cold.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

A rare white Easter may be on the way as cold air descends on the country bringing with it snow and ice. It will feel like a “shock to the system”, a(...)

People are hit by waves on the Front Strand in Youghal, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Storm Ellen has hit the southwest coast of Ireland with “very severe and destructive” winds expected over Co Cork in the coming hours. The worst of W(...)

A rigid inflatable boat (Rib)  at Howth in  Co Dublin. Volunteers at 23 of the Irish Coast Guard’s  44 stations equipped with Ribs and smaller D-Class boats cannot launch until further notice. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is hopeful that an issue with life jackets which last week led the Irish Coast Guard to withdraw all of its inshore boats from (...)

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Judges, barristers, solicitors and court services staff turned out in force in Cork yesterday to pay warm and fond tributes to their colleague, barris(...)

Irish Coast Guard search and rescue co-ordination manager Gerard O’Flynn said while there may not be a culture among sea anglers of wearing life jackets, it was a pratice the Coast Guard would encourage

Sea anglers fishing off rocks should wear life jackets or flotation devices, the Irish Coast Guard has urged, after a man was rescued after falling of(...)

The Sikorsky S-92 helicopters are equipped to fly in sub-zero conditions, as they have a rotor ice-protecting system which heats the helicopter blades.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As rescue agencies appeal to people to exercise caution near coasts and waterways during the thaw, the Irish Coast Guard says its helicopters and 20 c(...)

Joseph Gagnon and Brian Conville before they set off from Canada on a challenge to be the youngest pair to row west-east across the Atlantic.  Photograph: Claire Martin/PA Wire

Two rowers rescued by the Irish Coast Guard when they were just 170 nautical miles off setting world records have been released from hospital. Brian (...)

Canadian Joseph Gagnon (left) and Dubliner Brian Conville before they set off from Canada in effort to be the youngest pair to row west-east across the Atlantic. Photograph:  Claire Martin/PA

An Irish-Canadian rowing pair rescued by the Irish Coast Guard off the southwest coast had been close to setting three world records before their caps(...)

Skerries harbour during the search: the boating accident occurred at about 1pm last Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

An investigation is due to begin this week into the death of a young Skerries fisherman after his vessel capsized and sank within sight of the north D(...)

The Granuaile arrives back into Blacksod, Co Mayo, with wreckage from Coastguard helicopter Rescue 116 onboard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More than 100 fishing vessels are participating in a co-ordinated sea search on Saturday for two missing Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 airmen, Paul Orm(...)

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