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RNLI receives Irish Water Safety Community and Social Responsibility award

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI in Ireland has received a Community & Social Responsibility award from Irish Water Safety in recognition of the charity’s efforts to reduce drowning through rescue and for its ongoing work in drowning prevention.

Irish Water Safety

Kevin Rahill, RNLI Communty Safety partner, centre, collecting the award on behalf of the RNLI

The RNLI partners with Irish Water Safety on a number of projects, most recently an analysis of drownings around the Irish coast, and as part of the Marine Safety Working Group.

In recognising the RNLI’s work, Irish Water Safety said: ‘We are grateful for their efforts in rescuing people from dangers and helping to reduce drownings.’

Kevin Rahill, RNLI Community Safety Partner, collected the award on behalf of the RNLI at Irish Water Safety’s national annual awards ceremony in Dublin Castle.

The RNLI was one of 17 organisations honoured with the award this year plus a further 18 organisations who are members of SafetyZone.ie.

Pictured from left are Roger Sweeney, Irish Water Safety, Kevin Rahill, RNLI Community Safety Partner and Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development at the Department of Rural and Community Development.

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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