Towards 2030

18 June 2020

  Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D. announces the publication of the policy document “Civil Defence- Towards 2030” Today the Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D. announced the publication of the policy document “Civil Defence – Towards 2030”.  The policy document, which is the outcome of a review initiated… Read More

Revised Code of Conduct and Volunteer Policy (2018)

2 July 2018

Revised Code of Conduct  New Volunteer Policy    

Civil Defence Review Newsletter

10 March 2016

Link to our recent Civil Defence 2015 Review Newsletter below. Civil Defence Newsletter.pdf

Civil Defence Search Dog Policy

10 March 2016

Introduction Civil Defence acquired its first search dog in 2006. As of January 2016, Civil Defence has four search dog teams based in Dublin, Meath, Laois and Tipperary. These comprise 2 air-scenting dogs used in searching for live persons and 2 cadaver dogs used in searches for deceased persons. These dogs are regularly called out… Read More

Civil Defence Review 2014

14 April 2015

Civil Defence Review 2014


6 December 2012

RSA Emergency Vehicles [PDF]

02/12 – The Wearing of the Civil Defence Volunteer Uniform

16 January 2012

To: Each County/City Manager All Civil Defence Officers All Assistant Civil Defence Officers Cover Letter Circular CD 02 of 2012 UPDATED – Civil Defence Dress Code Circular 2013 UPDATE CIVIL DEFENCE CIRCULAR CD 02/2012 THE WEARING OF CIVIL DEFENCE VOLUNTEER UNIFORM 1. The Civil Defence Board wishes to advise that new guidelines have been drawn… Read More

Ratra House – A Brief History

4 May 2004

Ratra House was the home of Civil Defence since the organisation was established in 1950 until 2006 when the Headquarters was decentralised to Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. The lodge premises, which is located beside Arás an Uachtaran (official residence of the President of Ireland) in the Phoenix Park, Dublin was named Ratra House by the first… Read More