Immunisation against Influenza

28 September 2020

A scheme to provide for the annual influenza vaccination of Civil Defence members was introduced in 2018.  New strains of the influenza virus emerge each year and new vaccines are produced annually.  To improve the protection available to Civil Defence volunteers, the Department of Defence grant-aids expenditure on immunisation against influenza.  All active members of… Read More

New Meath Civil Defence headquarters

25 September 2020

Helen McEntee TD, Minister for Justice officially opened the new Meath Civil Defence headquarters in Navan today. Meath Civil Defence has a very active Unit and they are delighted to have a purpose built home for training and for storing their vehicles, boats and equipment. The building was funded by Meath County Council with some… Read More

Listowel Races 2020

21 September 2020

Kerry Civil Defence commenced duties on Sunday 20th September, the first of seven days for the unit at Listowel Races. The team of first-aiders and practitioners will work alongside Turf Club doctors and will provide 3 ambulances and 2 support jeeps to the event until next Saturday 26th September.      

Resiliance & Recovery Plan 2020-2021 – Living with Covid 19

16 September 2020

Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 – Plan for Living with COVID-19.pdf

Civil Defence Volunteer Supports

15 September 2020

In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic it may be timely to reiterate the various supports in place for our corps of volunteer members. In that context, attached please find (i) a copy of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Policy – please note there are leaflets and contact cards available in each unit… Read More

Meath Search Operation – River Boyne

10 September 2020

The search for a lady reported missing since the weekend was stood down yesterday evening, 9th September following the recovery of the woman’s body by the Meath Civil Defence Boat Unit. Civil Defence received assistance from Leinster River Rescue and Meath River Rescue. We extend our sincere sympathies to the deceased’s family and friends. May… Read More

Louth Search Operation

2 September 2020

Louth Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Thursday 27th August to assist in the search for a missing person in the North Louth area. a search plan was devised and Civil Defence volunteers commenced a land and river search. A drone team was also utilised. The search operation continued throughout the weekend… Read More

Volunteer Award – Clare Civil Defence Member

26 August 2020

Orlaith Lyons, a member of Clare Civil Defence has received an award from NUI Galway for her Civic Engagement contributions.  The award was granted mostly because of her volunteer work through Civil Defence.  This is a very prestigious award that reflects the incredible commitment not only given by Orlaith but by all of our dedicated volunteer… Read More

Achill Island Water Provision

24 August 2020

Mayo Civil Defence was activated on 12th August to assist in the delivery of drinking water to households on Achill Island following a ‘do not consume’ notice which issued on 11th August. A total of 350 vulnerable persons were provided with drinking water during the operation which was coordinated from Civil Defence Headquarters in Castlebar… Read More

Flood Waters Skibbereen – Storm Ellen

20 August 2020

Cork West Civil Defence Flood Response Team were deployed at 22:20hrs on Wed 19th August to assist Skibbereen Fire Brigade in clearing flood water in Skibbereen. The Flood Response Team were stood down at 00:45hrs.