Water Safety Ireland is the statutory body to promote water safety in Ireland, and their focus is on public awareness and education. Tragically, an average of 124 people drown each year in Ireland. WSI feel that this is simply unacceptable considering that most fatalities are avoidable. WSI strive to reduce these fatalities by increasing water safety awareness and by changing attitudes and behaviours so that our aquatic environments can be enjoyed with confidence and safety.
The overall objective of the Coast Guard is to reduce the loss of life on Ireland’s sea’s, lakes, waterways and rivers, coastal and remote areas. The Coast Guard provides assistance to persons in danger at sea, on the coast or remote inland areas and coordinates searches for missing persons at sea or on the coast...
Working together with partners and communities, we aim to educate, influence, supervise and rescue those at risk from drowning. We provide lifeboats; a seasonal lifeguard service; coastal safety, research and education programmes; and flood response.
The Clean Coasts programme engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life and is run by An Taisce. Clean Coasts is made up of two main elements; Clean Coasts Volunteering and the Green Coast Award.
The Blue Flag programme is operated in Ireland by An Taisce. Beaches and marinas that achieve this eco-label must comply with a specific set of criteria relating to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and beach management.
Coastwatch Europe is an international network of environmental groups, universities etc. who work with local groups and individuals around the coast of Europe. Our goal is the protection and sustainable use of coastal resources, and informed public participation in environmental planning and management.
The Health Service Executive assists in the protection of the health of the public in relation to bathing water by advocating a safe environment and by providing a timely response to incidents when they do occur.
Ringbuoys.ie is the website to report missing, stolen, vandalised or located ringbuoys. Ringbuoys save lives ... don't presume someone else has reported it: 1) Observe missing Ringbuoy, 2) Note the location and 3) Report on ringbuoys.ie
The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) is an umbrella network of 27 of Ireland’s environmental groups working together to protect our waters by participating in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, Marine Strategy Framework and other water-related policy.
The Marine Institute is the State agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland. We provide scientific and technical advice to Government to help inform policy and to support the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resource.
Met Éireann, the National Meteorological Service, is the leading provider of weather information and related services in the State. Its mission is to monitor, analyse and predict Ireland's weather and climate and to provide a range of high quality meteorological and related information.