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COVID-19 Report, 6th July 2020

July 6, 2020

Headline Update Over the weekend (3rd – 5th July), 90 volunteers were involved in 44 taskings and provided 423 volunteer hours to their communities. Since 17 March 2020, A daily average of 61 Civil Defence volunteers have provided a daily average of 254 volunteer hours. A total of 28,151 volunteer hours have been provided by… Read More


Galway River Cruiser Rescue

July 2, 2020

On Sunday evening 28th June the Ballinasloe Civil Defence Boat Unit was tasked to assist a River Cruiser which encountered engine failure near the Moycarn Marina on the River Suck, Ballinasloe. The Civil Defence Rib was launched from the slipway and on the scene 30 minutes after receiving the call from the Irish Coastguard. The… Read More


Slieve Bloom Mountains – Assistance to injured Walker

June 29, 2020

On Friday evening 26th June, Laois Civil Defence Paramedics, EMTs and Responders were tasked to assist the Ambulance Service with the treatment and extrication of an injured walker in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The call for assistance was made at 6.20pm and 11 members responded and were at the scene at 7.10 pm.  


Search Operation – Newport, Co Tipperary

June 29, 2020

Tipperary Civil Defence was mobilised on Sunday 28th June to assist Newport Gardaí in the search for a missing person. Units from Nenagh, Thurles, Clonmel and Ballingarry were mobilised with 27 volunteers responding. The search also includes Killaloe & Doolin Coast Guard units, three SARDA units, Tipperary SAR, Rescue 115 and An Garda Síochána. The… Read More


Message from Paul Kehoe, TD

June 27, 2020

Dear Civil Defence Officers and Volunteers, In my time as Minister I have always being greatly impressed by the vibrancy and enthusiasm of the Civil Defence Organisation.  Operating in every county, your efforts reflect your commitment to your local community and in return you and the entire Civil Defence organisation are held in the highest… Read More


Reviewed Garda Vetting Policy 2020

June 26, 2020

2020 Review of GARDA VETTING POLICY – June 23


Minutes Silence for Garda Colm Horkan

June 25, 2020

Cork North Civil Defence members attended a minute’s silence for Garda Colm Horkan outside Mallow Garda Station.    


Online Course Resource

June 25, 2020

  Online Courses – Civil Defence College


Dublin Civil Defence: 90th Birthday Drive-By

June 22, 2020

Dublin Civil Defence held a drive-by to help celebrate the 90th Birthday of Tommy Dempsey. Tommy was one of the original members of Civil Defence and was in Sub County 3 Rescue. Tommy joined in 1963 and was part of the Guard of Honour in Dublin Castle when President John F Kennedy visited Ireland.


Tipperary Civil Defence – Assisting at Irish Blood Transfusion Service clinic

June 22, 2020

Well done to all Tipperary Civil Defence volunteers who assisted the Irish Blood Transfusion Board recently in Tipperary. Many Civil Defence colleagues throughout the country have replicated the same duties throughout the COVID-19 crisis.