Irish Coast Guard
On March 7, two stamps are released based on a painting by the late Caitríona Lucas, one of almost 1,000 Irish Coast Guard volunteers.
Stamps salute the wonderful Irish Coast Guard service
Two stamps for issue on March 7 acknowledge the special role of the Irish Coast Guard. Comprising a full-time staff of 65 people and a nationwide volunteer branch, the Coast Guard performs vital services.
These include maritime and inland search and rescue (SAR), responding to ship casualty incidents, pollution response coordination and helicopter medical support to HSE and island communities.
The stamps are based on a painting by the late Caitríona Lucas, a Coast Guard volunteer who, sadly, died while on duty on September 12, 2016.