Shortly before 1pm today the Irish Coast Guard received calls from the public advising waves were breaking over the East Pier in Howth endangering walkers. Two units from Howth Coast Guard attended are still on scene. We are advising the public not to walk down the Pier until well after High Tide, which happened at 1.15pm.
This is first incident of the year and follows a busy year in which in the unit attended 82 incidents in 2016. Nationally the Coast Guard were involved in 2,500 incidents.