Search of Clones Lakes

3 January 2020

On Thursday 2nd January, Monaghan Civil Defence were tasked by An Garda Síochána to coordinate a search of the lakes of Clones for a body which has been missing for 18 years. Members of the Meath Civil Defence Water Search Unit utilised their under-water sonar equipment. Cavan Civil Defence also assisted utilising their Drone equipment…. Read More

Civil Defence Officer Vacancy – Mayo

20 December 2019

The position of Civil Defence Officer for Mayo Civil Defence has been advertised.  All information regarding this post is available on the link below: Civil Defence Officer Vacancy Advertisement    

Missing Person Search – Tipperary

20 December 2019

Tipperary Civil Defence were mobilised early Thursday morning 19th December, to assist Nenagh Gardai with the search for a missing person. The search continued throughout the day. The search was stood down late that evening. Also involved were Nenagh & Bruff Gardai, Killaloe Coast Guard, Rescue 115, SEMRA, Limerick Land Search Team and Nenagh Ormonde… Read More

Galway Flood Relief Efforts

19 December 2019

Galway Civil Defence was activated on Wednesday evening 18th December to assist with road closures in Salthill following severe flooding. Four crews utilising four 4WD Vehicles assisted Galway Fire Service throughout the night.    

Kerry – Storm Atiyah Relief Efforts

9 December 2019

Kerry Civil Defence were on standby from 6pm on Saturday 7th December to 6pm on Sunday 8th December due to Storm Atiyah making landfall along the west coast of Ireland. A red alert was put in place from 4pm to 7pm on Sunday 8th December. The unit has 16 volunteers, 4 Jeeps, 1 Unimog and… Read More

Donegal Radiation Monitoring

5 December 2019

Civil Defence in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency carried out its annual Radiation monitoring exercise on Sunday 24th of November 2019. Donegal Civil Defence were activated at 8.30am on Sunday morning 24th November, when tasked by The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) to activate their personnel and take a Soil Sample, a Grass… Read More

Leitrim Search & Rescue

5 December 2019

At 6.45pm on 2nd December a request was received from Carrick on Shannon Garda HQ to assist in the search for a fisherman reported missing on the Shannon, south of Roosky. Malin Head Coastguard confirmed that mobile phone contact was made with an individual on a boat in this area , but that phone contact… Read More

Special Olympics Polar Plunge – Clogherhead

4 December 2019

On Saturday 30th November, Louth Civil Defence provided first aid cover at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge in Clogherhead.  

Handover of New Ford Ranger to Mayo Civil Defence

2 December 2019

Minister for Rural & Community Development  Michael Ring TD pictured handing  over keys of a new Ford Ranger to Mayo Civil Defence Officer Rose Doherty.  This vehicle was supplied by the Department of Defence using funds secured from the Dormant Accounts Fund which is under the remit of Minister Rings Department. In attendance – John… Read More

Annual Remembrance Mass & Presentation Night Mayo

29 November 2019

This annual event took place in the Ellison Hotel on Wednesday the 27th November. A mass for deceased members of Civil Defence and members of their families was celebrated by Rev Fr Conal Eustace PP Castlebar Parish.  Following mass the presentation of certificates to members took place in the following areas: • Cardiac First Responser… Read More