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Department of Defence White Paper, Chapter 9 – Civil Defence

October 22, 2018

In advance of the forthcoming Volunteer Consultation Meetings, please see below link to Chapter 9 of the Department of Defence White Paper – Civil Defence: Dept of Defence White Paper Chapter 9 Civil Defence


K9 Unit Training – Dublin (Weekend of 20th-21st October 2018)

October 22, 2018

Well done to Civil Defence Search Dog units who attended a weekend training session in Dublin. A big thank you to the handlers, their dogs and the volunteers that work with the K9 units for their commitment to Civil Defence.  


Civil Defence Volunteers participate in ‘World Restart A Heart Day’

October 18, 2018

Civil Defence Volunteers participated in the ‘World Restart A Heart’ initiative in a number of venues around the country on Tuesday 16th October as part of the inaugural World Restart A Heart Day, sponsored by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), aimed to promote bystander CPR worldwide. Civil Defence personnel were partnered with the… Read More


Press Release: Announcement of eight regional consultation meetings on the future direction of Civil Defence in Ireland.

October 16, 2018

          15/10/2018 The Minister with Responsibility for Defence Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D., today announced a series of eight regional consultation meetings for Civil Defence volunteers. The meetings will be held in the coming weeks with one in each Major Emergency Management (MEM) region as set out below. The objective of the… Read More


Irish Independent News Article on Blue McDonnell – Clare CD

October 15, 2018

‘It was hard going back…. but I love what I do’ – Civil Defence member on returning to college: read the full article from the Irish Independent below: Irish Independent news article on Clare Civil Defence volunteer Blue McDonnell returning to college


Avian Flu Workshops 2018

October 10, 2018

Members from Galway, Clare, Roscommon & Westmeath Civil Defence units took part in an Avian Flu workshop given by Department of Agriculture veterinary personnel in Loughrea on Monday evening 8th October 2018. The workshop is part of a series of five regional workshops that help Civil Defence be prepared to assist the Department of Agriculture… Read More


Missing Person Search – South Donegal

October 2, 2018

The Donegal Civil Defence Search and Rescue Team was mobilised on the weekend of 29-30 September 2018 by An Garda Síochána to assist with a missing person search in the south of the county. Units involved were Donegal Civil Defence Land Search team, Communications Personnel and the Search & Rescue Dog Unit assisting An Garda… Read More


Wexford CD, Make-A-Wish Award

October 2, 2018

Wexford Civil Defence were honoured with a special wish award as a thank you for raising funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland.


Clare Volunteer Awards

September 27, 2018

Blue McDonnell from Ennis has been awarded a Gold Volunteer Award at the University of Limerick Presidential Awards for her volunteer work with Clare Civil Defence, also last year, volunteer Orlaith Lyons was honoured with at NUIG for her services to Clare Civil Defence. Orlaith is currently in her third year of Speech and Language… Read More


CISM Network Ireland Workshop – November 2018

September 26, 2018

  Click on image to enlarge:                 Booking Link for CISM Network Ireland Workshop November 2018


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