Three fishermen have had to be rescued from a boat that caught fire 30 miles off the coast of County Wicklow. 

Lifeboat crews from Arklow and Wicklow RNLI responded to the emergency shortly before 4pm yesterday. 

The fishermen had evacuated from their 14 metre boat onto a life raft. 

One of the men was airlifted and brought to hospital for observation while the other two received casualty care on an RNLI lifeboat.