File photograph showing members of the Irish Coastguard (Howth/Skerries Division) taking part in a rescue exercise on the Liffey. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Evidence of drug or alcohol consumption was present in three of the six deaths at sea investigated by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) l(...)

An inquiry into the death of an experienced female kayaker who died on a Kerry river last year has found the lack of a mobile phone at the scene resulted in a 37-minute delay in calling the emergency services. File photograph: Getty

An inquiry into the death of an experienced female kayaker who died on a Kerry river last year has found the lack of a mobile phone at the scene resul(...)

Anatolijs Teivens, Jurijs Burcevs and Valerijs Klimentyevs went out fishing in a boat most Sundays during the summer from Coonana Harbour near Cahersiveen.

People using boats should refrain from consuming alcohol, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board has said following a report which found drinking was(...)

The Air Corps’ maritime patrol aircraft was in the area at the time and saw a flare set off from the life raft and was able to winch the men out of the water.  File photograph: Irish Air Corps Flickr

The death of a mackerel fisherman off the Mayo coast in April has been attributed in part to an absence of training and a failure on the part of the c(...)

The Athlunkard Boat Club’s rowing boat which capsized on the river Shannon  on Saturday is lodged against a former salmon weir in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a 12-year-old girl was seriously injured when she became trapped under a rowing boat after it caps(...)

 Caitríona Lucas was described as “talented, hardworking” and a “deeply committed” member of the Doolin unit.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross says he has broadened a review of the State’s search-and-rescue framework in response to the highly critical finding(...)

A file photo of late Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas, who died off Kilkee  on Monday. File photograph: Press 22

Mother-of-two Caitríona Lucas was the first member of the Doolin Coast Guard Unit to volunteer for the search mission that cost her her life. The of(...)

The Mulroy Coast Guard is searching the sea around Sheephaven Bay this afternoon after the skipper of a yacht found anchored in the area was reported missing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A search operation has resumed today for the skipper of a yacht found anchored off Sheephaven Bay in Co Donegal with nobody on board. The yacht(...)

A small coastal community in south Wexford is shrouded in sadness after a local fisherman went missing while lobster fishing.Patrick Barry (55), from (...)

The shrine on Union Hall pier, west Cork, during the search for the missing crew of the trawler Tit Bonhomme.   Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Serious issues arising from the emergency response to the Tit Bonhomme sinking have prompted a review of the 999 service by the Department of Communic(...)

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