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Lifeboat hasn't been stolen - RNLI

Rescuers have moved to reassure seafarers off Ireland's south-west coast after reports that a lifeboat has been stolen.

The RNLI stressed that none of its vessels in Courtown, Co Wexford, have been taken by thieves.

"No lifeboat has been stolen," said RNLI spokeswoman Niamh Stephenson.

"Courtown lifeboat is fine, it is where it should be."

Ms Stephenson said an RNLI crew member had his personal inflatable boat stolen in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Later, detectives from Blanchardstown in Dublin recovered the stolen boat.

It was found sitting on its trailer by a roadside in the Mulhuddart area of the city.

Investigations into the theft are continuing.

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