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Sligo Presentations

October 17, 2019

Marcella Fitzpatrick received her 20 year service medal at a recent Sligo Civil Defence presentation ceremony. Annie Feeney on her recent retirement from Sligo Civil Defence.


Emergency Services Open Day, Ballymote, Co Sligo

October 17, 2019

Sligo Civil Defence were invited to Ballymote Garda station along with many other emergency services on Saturday 12th October.  Although it was a very wet day there was a great turnout with people travelling from as far away as Galway to have the opportunity to explore a Garda Station and to view the Emergency Services… Read More


National Powerboat Certificate Course Waterford

October 17, 2019

Last weekend participants from Kilkenny and Wexford Civil Defence Units attended and passed their National Powerboat Certificate Course. The course was run by Waterford City Powerboat Training Centre in Waterford City on the river Suir. Waterford City Civil Defence Powerboat Training Centre is an Irish Sailing and Royal Yachting Association Accredited training centre and also… Read More


Election Process of National Volunteer Representative to Inter Agency Guidance Team (IGT), 12th October 2019

October 16, 2019

The former national volunteer representative on the Inter Agency guidance Team (IGT) Mr. Fergal Conroy, notified the Civil Defence Branch of the Department of Defence that he was stepping down on 26th July 2019. This was as a result of his appointment as Civil Defence Officer in Roscommon. It was therefore necessary to select a… Read More


Dunmanus Bay Search (Oct 10th-13th 2019)

October 16, 2019

Cork West Civil Defence were tasked by An Garda Síochána at 9am on 10th October to assist in the search for a missing fisherman in Dunmanus Bay, Co Cork. Civil Defence drone and search response teams worked in conjunction with local IRCG units on shoreline searches, whilst Cork West boat crew and other search RIBs… Read More


Missing Person Search Carrigtouhill

October 15, 2019

Cork North Civil Defence were activated by An Garda Síochána at 8.15 this morning to assist with the search for a missing person in Carrigtouhill.  11 Civil Defence volunteers between both Cork North and Cork City were on duty for the search . This afternoon the remains were recovered (RIP).


New jeep to support the work of Wexford Civil Defence

October 15, 2019

Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe, T.D. was at Wexford County Council Headquarters on Friday last 11 October where he presented the keys of a brand new jeep to Wexford Civil Defence.  The €34,000 4 x wheel drive Ford Ranger Crew-Cab was specifically selected for its capacity to deal with the often challenging conditions faced by Civil Defence crews… Read More


Kerry Flooding

October 14, 2019

​The Kerry Civil Defence AFS Unit was activated this morning, 14th October to assist in flood relief efforts in the Tralee area of Boherbue. 8 Volunteer members under the guidance of the Assistant Civil Defence Officer, utilised 3 X 4WD Vehicles to distribute a total of 60 sandbags to local residents from 10am to 2pm…. Read More


Kanturk Search – October 2019

October 14, 2019

The missing person search in Kanturk concluded on Saturday 12th October following the recovery of the body of the missing person (RIP). Well done to all who gave their time to help out including Cork North Volunteers, Cork City CD Drone and Land Searchers and Kerry, Cork South and Tipperary Civil Defence Drone Units. Civil… Read More


Search for missing Fisherman, Cork West

October 10, 2019

The Cork West Civil Defence Drone Team were deployed on Thursday morning to assist in the search for a fisherman who failed to return to port yesterday evening. The man was reported missing shortly after 8.30pm on Wednesday evening in Dunmanus Bay, West Cork.