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Regional Exercise Wexford 25th March 2017

March 28, 2017

Curracloe, County Wexford provided an idyllic venue for last Saturday’s Civil Defence Regional competition, hosted by Wexford Civil Defence. Teams from Carlow, Dublin, Cork South and Waterford joined Wexford’s Civil Defence team in a number of gruelling exercises throughout the day, designed to test each team’s abilities to respond to staged incidents involving multiple casualties…. Read More


Roscommon – Rescue of Cruiser on Lough Ree

March 24, 2017

On Saturday morning 18th March during a routine patrol of Lough Ree and the River Shannon Roscommon Civil Defence Boat Unit came to the assistance of a six berth cruiser that became marooned against buoy line safety barriers at the weir wall in Tamonbarry after suffering mechanical failure. Roscommon Civil Defence Boat Unit risk assessed… Read More


Kerry – Pollution Control

March 24, 2017

Kerry Civil Defence was activated by the Local Authority on Friday morning, 24th March to assist the Authority’s Environment Section to place booms in the water to collect pollution contaminates near Listowel.  Three Civil Defence Swiftwater responders successfully installed the booms , as requested and they will retrieve the booms next week for the Council.    


Civil Defence Training Day in Tralee

March 21, 2017

News article from The Kerryman newspaper dated 15th March 2017, reporting on the Civil Defence training day in Tralee recently. The Kerryman 15th March Civil Defence Training Day


Wicklow Missing Person Search

March 21, 2017

On Thursday 16th March Wicklow Civil Defence was tasked to provide assistance to the Gardaí in a search for a vulnerable missing person in the Arklow area. Wicklow Civil Defence had a search team on site at 5pm, within an hour and a half of the call-out. Further teams arrived shortly thereafter and were deployed… Read More


Monaghan – Search & Rescue

March 15, 2017

Monaghan Civil Defence Boat Unit was activated by Gardaí  on Wednesday morning, 8thFebruary  at to assist in the rescue of a young  man who was observed entering Hollywood Lake near Scotstown.  The gentelman was in a distressed state and there were c oncerns for his safety.  Both Civil Defence and the Ambulance Service attended the scene…. Read More


Kildare Search Operation, Monasterevin

March 13, 2017

Kildare Civil Defence Boat Units were activated by An Garda Síochána on Saturday Evening 11th March to assist with a search for a woman from Monasterevin, reported missing since Thursday 9th March. Eight Civil Defence Volunteers assisted in the search on the Canal in Monasterevin on Sunday morning, 12th March.  The assistance of the SUA… Read More


Civil Defence Regional Exercise Kerry 11th March 2017

March 13, 2017

The first Civil Defence regional exercise was held in Tralee, Co. Kerry on Saturday 11th March 2017, hosted by Kerry Civil Defence. Civil Defence teams from Limerick, Cork South, Cork West and Cork North travelled to the kingdom for the day long exercise. Kerry Civil Defence Officer Tom Brosnan and his team have been planning… Read More


Sligo Search & Recovery

March 10, 2017

Sligo Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Sunday afternoon 5th March to provide assistance with a search for a man missing since 12th February. Seven Civil Defence volunteers assisted with the search on Monday morning, 6th March. The assistance of the SUA (drones) unit from Donegal was requested and the team arrived… Read More


February Photo of the Month Competition Winner

March 10, 2017

Congratulations to Gary Minihane, Cork West Civil Defence on winning the February Photo of the Month Competition. A €50 One4All voucher is on its way to you. #cdphotoofthemonth The competition is open again for March – if you’re not in you can’t win. There will be a €50 One for All voucher awarded to the… Read More


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