Maritime

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. asks public to salute heroes of R116.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Today, on the first anniversary of the tragedy at Blacksod, Minister Ross said:

“Today I would ask everyone to pause for a moment and remember Dara Fitzpatrick, Mark Duffy, Ciaran Smith and Paul Ormsby.

Let’s stop and think about the fact that they gave their lives in their service to each and every one of us. A debt that we can never repay.

Irish Coast Guard and RNLI urge people to Respect the Water and stay safe over the festive season

21 December 2017

The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint safety message for the festive season to remind people to stay safe when they are in or near the water over the holiday period and to remember some basic safety advice, to use if they see someone in trouble or get into difficulty themselves.

Speaking ahead of the Holiday period Gerard O’Flynn Coast Guard Operations Manager said,

“Many people will be engaging in outdoor activities along the coastline,

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