Bathing restrictions lifted at Clare beaches

The temporary prohibition on swimming that had been in place at the following locations has now been lifted:

Girl airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming

A young girl has been airlifted to hospital after she got into difficulty while swimming in the sea off Co Clare this afternoon.

Update: Council bathing restrictions and advisories

Clare County Council, on the advice of the HSE, has placed a temporary prohibition on swimming in Kilkee and Quilty (front beach) due to increased bacterial levels in the bathing water.

New Safety on the Water website launched

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD has launched the newly updated Safety on the Water website -

RNLI assists six people on grounded cruiser

The crew of the Lough Derg RNLI launched this afternoon to assist 6 adults on board a 42ft cruiser which was reported to have run aground on the lake.  
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Man rescued from River Fergus in Ennis

A man has been rescued from the River Fergus in Ennis this evening the second such incident in recent days.

Man in hospital after Ennis river rescue

A man is recovering in hospital after he was rescued from the River Fergus in Ennis this evening.

Update: Emergency services deal with land and water incidents

Lough Derg RNLI was tasked this afternoon to assist a person on a 23ft cruiser that had suffered engine failure and was left stranded.