Irish Lights joins in support of National Services Day on 5th September 2020 and thanks emergency services nationwide for the vital contribution they make to our country’s welfare.
Yvonne Shields O’Connor, CEO, Irish Lights said, ‘This year more than ever, we want to acknowledge and show our appreciation for the invaluable work of all those who show such selfless dedication, in a full-time or voluntary capacity, serving on the frontline. These people form the backbone of our communities across Ireland and play a critical role in supporting the operation of emergency services, which is fundamental to the safety, health and wellbeing of our nation. Irish Lights would like to acknowledge in particular our colleagues in the Irish Coast Guard, RNLI, Irish Defence Forces, and all those involved in maritime safety whom we work with on a day-to-day basis in delivering our essential navigation safety services around the coast’.
The mission of Irish Lights is Safe Navigation at Sea. We are a maritime organisation delivering essential 24/7 safety and navigation services around the coast of Ireland (North and South), 365 days a year. Our vision is to protect lives, property, trade and the environment by delivering next generation maritime services at the interface of navigation technology, engineering and data management. Irish Lights is responsible for Maritime Aids to Navigation under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. This remit includes the provision and maintenance of over 340 general aids to navigation, the superintendence of approx. 3,200 local aids to navigation, and marking or removing dangerous wrecks outside harbour areas around Ireland.
If you notice any aid to navigation is not functioning correctly please contact our 24 hour emergency number 01-2801996