27 January 2023
Publication of the Civil Defence Bill 2023 The new Civil Defence Bill 2023 and associated Explanatory Memorandum was on Wednesday, 25th January 2023, published on the Houses of the Oireachtas website. The Bill can be found at the following link: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/bill/2023/5/ The Bill will now proceed through the normal legislative process. This is a… Read More
16 December 2022
John Ryan has retired as Civil Defence Officer in Cork City. John was appointed in 2001 and served both as Chief Fire Officer and as Civil Defence Officer. In earlier years, this was a common arrangement. We wish John all the best for a long and prosperous retirement.
13 December 2022
The Mayo Civil Defence Severe Weather (SWORD) Driver team was activated by the HSE on Saturday 10th December and again Monday 12th December to assist local Palliative Care Services – providing transport with 4×4 vehicles in the Hollymount & Louisburgh areas.
12 December 2022
Over the weekend of 10-11 December 24 Meath Civil Defence volunteers completed the Lantra certified off-road and severe weather driving course. It was the first courses run on our specifically constructed course at our HQ in Navan. Thank you to Kevin Jones and his team from Terra Firma for an excellent course.
12 December 2022
Roscommon Volunteers got into the Christmas spirit at the weekend providing medical cover at the Roscommon Christmas Festival on the weekend of 10-11 December 2022.
8 December 2022
Dublin Civil Defence was activated to assist with a search for a missing person on Ireland’s Eye on Saturday 3rd December. This involved ferrying search teams and the search dog, Mist to the Island.
5 December 2022
30 November 2022
The Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D. yesterday honoured Civil Defence volunteers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic at a ceremony in Croke Park. Minister Coveney has commissioned a special COVID-19 medal for all volunteers who undertook duties during the COVID-19 crisis. In total, this medal will be presented to circa…. Read More
29 November 2022
COVID-19 Medal Ceremony for Civil Defence Volunteers Croke Park The Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D. is honouring Civil Defence volunteers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic at a ceremony in Croke Park today Minister Coveney has commissioned a special COVID-19 medal for all volunteers who undertook duties during the… Read More
23 November 2022
On Wednesday night, 16th November Roscommon Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána, Strokestown to assist in the search for a missing person in the Hill Street area. As the weather was very foggy and it was dark, after completing a risk assessment it was decided that the search would commence at first light… Read More