Launch of the Government’s ‘Be Summer-Ready’ Information Campaign

21 April 2021

  Press Release Launch of the Government’s ‘Be Summer-Ready’ Information Campaign 21 April 2021   The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2021 Public Safety Information Campaign. This campaign provides advice across a wide range of topics on staying safe this summer. The focus of this campaign is to “Be Alert to Water Safety”.  The… Read More

COVID-19: Civil Defence support to communities 2021

20 April 2021

From 1st January to 31st March 2021 Civil Defence completed 1,294 COVID-19 related taskings while providing sustained support to communities throughout the country. Support was also provided to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. During the first quarter of 2021: A daily average of 27 Civil Defence volunteers provided a daily average of 114 volunteer hours…. Read More

Assistance to Boat on Lough Derg

7 April 2021

On Wednesday morning, 7th April, while conducting boat training manoeuvers on Lough Derg, Limerick Civil Defence was activated by the Coast Guard to assist a vessel on fire.   On arrival of the Civil Defence boat, the fire was extinguished. Two persons on board had no injuries and no medical treatment was requested. Civil Defence personnel… Read More

Roscommon Search Operation, 4th April 2021

6 April 2021

Roscommon Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Easter Sunday morning, specifically seeking deployment of the Drone to assist in the search for a missing person in the Brideswell area of South Roscommon. Following preparation of flight plans and follow up flights in the locality, some areas of interest were identified for a… Read More

Limerick Civil Defence – Easter Hamper Delivery

26 March 2021

Limerick Civil Defence were delighted to be involved in the Easter Hamper delivery to children of The Butterfly Club – a social club for children with special needs.  

Wexford Civil Defence: COVID-19 Wellbeing Packs

22 March 2021

Wexford Civil Defence volunteers packed 450 wellbeing packs which were delivered to elderly people throughout the county last weekend 20-21 March. Packs were distributed to Wexford Garda Division, Meals on Wheels in Enniscorthy, Gorey, Grantstown, Ramsgrange, Tagoat and Taghmon, Wexford County Council, Wexford Food Family.  

Monaghan Civil Defence: COVID-19 Transportation Duties

10 March 2021

Monaghan Civil Defence transported St Louis nuns for their COVID-19 vaccinations this morning.      

Assistant Civil Defence Officer Vacancy – Kilkenny

10 March 2021

Kilkenny County Council have advertised the position of Assistant Civil Defence Officer.  Full details are in the link  below: Apply for Assistant Civil Defence Officer – Kilkenny

River Barrow Search – Athy, Co Kildare

8 March 2021

The search for a man reported missing after his Kayak capsized in a tragic accident on Sunday 28th February concluded on Saturday 6th March following the recovery of the man’s body (RIP). Civil Defence had over 80 volunteers participating in the search  – resources deployed included, 4 boats, 4 rafts, a number of SRT teams,… Read More

Wicklow Gorse Fire

8 March 2021

Wicklow Civil Defence was tasked on Sunday night, 7th March to assist the Wicklow Fire Service. The Drone Team supported ground crews tackling a Gorse Fire on Scar Mountain.