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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Irish Coast Guard

Irish Coast Guard

07/03/2019

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.



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