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(...)

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(...)

Catríona Lucas: June 18th, 1975-September 12th, 2016. Her family remember above all her warmth, her laughter, and her generosity as a devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter, neighbour and friend

Caitríona Rós Lucas (41) was an active and highly qualified member of one of the busiest Irish Coast Guard units in the country at Doolin, Co Clare. E(...)

The funeral of Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas takes place at St Brigid’s Church in Liscannor, Co Clare. Photograph: PA

The son of fallen coastguard volunteer, Caitríona Lucas wept today as he said goodbye to his mother, saying “you are my hero”. At a packed Liscannor (...)

Crowds queueing to pay their respects at the removal of Caitríona Lucas at Liscannor, Co Clare, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Members of rescue organisations from across the country were among the thousands to turn out in Co Clare on Wednesday night to mourn the death of Dool(...)

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(...)

Waves crash into Lahinch Promenade in Co Clare this morning. Photograph: Cliodhna Fawl/Lahinch Surf Shop

Six families have been left cut off by the sea on the Loophead Peninsula in Co Clare as storms lash the west Coast. The families have been comp(...)