Europe's oldest lighthouse, The Hook in county Wexford, is now fully automated.

Reporter Paul Reynolds speaks to Lighthouse Keepers Tux Tweedy and John Busher about watching the Irish coast, saving lives at sea and the human element of the job.

The Lighthouse Keepers said their goodbyes and left the Hook today to be replaced by a computer...

The Hook Lighthouse was built by William Marshall in the 12th century to guard one of the countries most dangerous stretches of coastline. 

An RTÉ News report by Paul Reynolds broadcast on 29 March 1996.