The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland
The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland
Feature  |  21 July 2017
The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland
This summer, the RNLI has made a perfect match with the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) - Ireland's biggest sporting body.

By Mairéad Dwane
Photo: RNLI/Nathan Williams
Wet snouts and waggy tails: Meet 15 pawsome lifeboat dogs Read more
Feature  |  14 July 2017
Wet snouts and waggy tails: Meet 15 pawsome lifeboat dogs
Washing the lifeboat; greeting visitors; (dog) training with the crew; and looking very cute. Just some of the ways dogs at our lifeboat stations play their part in saving lives at sea.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
'She went quick': Lerwick trawlermen jump for their lives Read more
Rescue  |  7 July 2017
'She went quick': Lerwick trawlermen jump for their lives
With a trawler in trouble off a remote archipelago in Shetland, Lerwick lifeboat crew would need to pull on insider knowledge and all their experience if they were to get the five fishermen to safety.

By Jon Jones
5 volunteers who left home and found a new life with the RNLI Read more
Feature  |  30 June 2017
5 volunteers who left home and found a new life with the RNLI
Meet five volunteers who took the courage to leave the familiarity of home in search of a life somewhere new - and found the RNLI on the way.

By Jasmin Downs
Be someone's lifeline: Know how to use a throw bag Read more
Feature  |  23 June 2017
Be someone's lifeline: Know how to use a throw bag
We’ve all seen them while walking along the coast or a river: throw bags and liferings. They may seem like simple pieces of public rescue equipment, but for someone who has fallen in the water they are a lifeline. So would you know how to use one?

By Anna Burn
Children
lost to drowning: Turning heartbreak into action Read more
Feature  |  16 June 2017
Children lost to drowning: Turning heartbreak into action
For most of us, it’s impossible to imagine how it must feel to lose a child to drowning. Sadly, it’s a feeling far too many parents are familiar with.

By Nikki McMullen
Raise a glass at these great lifeboat pubs Read more
Feature  |  9 June 2017
Raise a glass at these great lifeboat pubs
There’s a lifeboat crew at the heart of so many communities. And, in most cases, there’s a particular public house there too - a special place that has kept local lifesavers fed and watered for generations. Here our writer uncovers a few recommendations …

By Jon Jones
Meet 6 extraordinary lifesaving volunteers Read more
Feature  |  2 June 2017
Meet 6 extraordinary lifesaving volunteers
To celebrate Volunteers' Week (1-7 June), meet six lifesaving volunteers - just a handful of the thousands of extraordinary people who give their time to help save lives at sea.

By Bethany Hope
How to make Fistral a safer surfspot, all year
round Read more
Rescue  |  26 May 2017
How to make Fistral a safer surfspot, all year round
A community scheme to help save lives when lifeguards aren’t on duty proved crucial in December when a surfer suffered a serious injury.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
Drowning prevention: A global conversation Read more
Feature  |  19 May 2017
Drowning prevention: A global conversation
Drowning claims an estimated 372,000 lives worldwide every year. So when the RNLI's fledgling International Team began receiving requests for assistance and advice from organisations around the world, they leapt at the opportunity to start a global conversation.  

By Anna Burn
Wet snouts and waggy tails: Meet 15 pawsome lifeboat dogs Read more
Feature  |  14 July 2017
Wet snouts and waggy tails: Meet 15 pawsome lifeboat dogs
Washing the lifeboat; greeting visitors; (dog) training with the crew; and looking very cute. Just some of the ways dogs at our lifeboat stations play their part in saving lives at sea.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
'She went quick': Lerwick trawlermen jump for their lives Read more
Rescue  |  7 July 2017
'She went quick': Lerwick trawlermen jump for their lives
With a trawler in trouble off a remote archipelago in Shetland, Lerwick lifeboat crew would need to pull on insider knowledge and all their experience if they were to get the five fishermen to safety.

By Jon Jones
5 volunteers who left home and found a new life with the RNLI Read more
Feature  |  30 June 2017
5 volunteers who left home and found a new life with the RNLI
Meet five volunteers who took the courage to leave the familiarity of home in search of a life somewhere new - and found the RNLI on the way.

By Jasmin Downs
Be someone's lifeline: Know how to use a throw bag Read more
Feature  |  23 June 2017
Be someone's lifeline: Know how to use a throw bag
We’ve all seen them while walking along the coast or a river: throw bags and liferings. They may seem like simple pieces of public rescue equipment, but for someone who has fallen in the water they are a lifeline. So would you know how to use one?

By Anna Burn
Children
lost to drowning: Turning heartbreak into action Read more
Feature  |  16 June 2017
Children lost to drowning: Turning heartbreak into action
For most of us, it’s impossible to imagine how it must feel to lose a child to drowning. Sadly, it’s a feeling far too many parents are familiar with.

By Nikki McMullen
Raise a glass at these great lifeboat pubs Read more
Feature  |  9 June 2017
Raise a glass at these great lifeboat pubs
There’s a lifeboat crew at the heart of so many communities. And, in most cases, there’s a particular public house there too - a special place that has kept local lifesavers fed and watered for generations. Here our writer uncovers a few recommendations …

By Jon Jones
Meet 6 extraordinary lifesaving volunteers Read more
Feature  |  2 June 2017
Meet 6 extraordinary lifesaving volunteers
To celebrate Volunteers' Week (1-7 June), meet six lifesaving volunteers - just a handful of the thousands of extraordinary people who give their time to help save lives at sea.

By Bethany Hope
How to make Fistral a safer surfspot, all year
round Read more
Rescue  |  26 May 2017
How to make Fistral a safer surfspot, all year round
A community scheme to help save lives when lifeguards aren’t on duty proved crucial in December when a surfer suffered a serious injury.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
Drowning prevention: A global conversation Read more
Feature  |  19 May 2017
Drowning prevention: A global conversation
Drowning claims an estimated 372,000 lives worldwide every year. So when the RNLI's fledgling International Team began receiving requests for assistance and advice from organisations around the world, they leapt at the opportunity to start a global conversation.  

By Anna Burn

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