News

Death of former Waterford Assistant Civil Defence Officer

January 14, 2020

Former Waterford Assistant Civil Defence Officer, Mr Con Cullen, Grange Heights, Waterford, formerly of  Hotel Square Tramore died peacefully at University Hospital Waterford on Sunday 12th January 2020. Con was appointed Assistant Civil Defence Officer in 1974. Funeral Arrangement s are as follows: Reposing at Tom Hennessy’s Funeral Home, Johnstown, Waterford on Wednesday 15th January from… Read More


Storm Brendan

January 13, 2020

Donegal Civil Defence was activated at 4.15pm on Sunday 12th January to put prevention measures in place in advance of the forecast Storm Brendan. Specific areas of Donegal town were sandbagged by Civil Defence members. Donegal have the following resources available; 14 members of the AFS Flood Response unit 250 filled sandbags 2 Trailers 1… Read More


New Years Eve Celebrations Customs Quay, Dublin

January 3, 2020

Civil Defence Units from Dublin, Meath and Laois units provided medical and water rescue cover at the New Years Eve celebrations in Dublin. The Civil Defence resources included, 60 volunteer members, 3 Ambulances and 2 Rescue Boats.        


Search of Clones Lakes

January 3, 2020

On Thursday 2nd January, Monaghan Civil Defence were tasked by An Garda Síochána to coordinate a search of the lakes of Clones for a body which has been missing for 18 years. Members of the Meath Civil Defence Water Search Unit utilised their under-water sonar equipment. Cavan Civil Defence also assisted utilising their Drone equipment…. Read More


Civil Defence Officer Vacancy – Mayo

December 20, 2019

The position of Civil Defence Officer for Mayo Civil Defence has been advertised.  All information regarding this post is available on the link below: Civil Defence Officer Vacancy Advertisement    


Missing Person Search – Tipperary

December 20, 2019

Tipperary Civil Defence were mobilised early Thursday morning 19th December, to assist Nenagh Gardai with the search for a missing person. The search continued throughout the day. The search was stood down late that evening. Also involved were Nenagh & Bruff Gardai, Killaloe Coast Guard, Rescue 115, SEMRA, Limerick Land Search Team and Nenagh Ormonde… Read More


Galway Flood Relief Efforts

December 19, 2019

Galway Civil Defence was activated on Wednesday evening 18th December to assist with road closures in Salthill following severe flooding. Four crews utilising four 4WD Vehicles assisted Galway Fire Service throughout the night.    


Kerry – Storm Atiyah Relief Efforts

December 9, 2019

Kerry Civil Defence were on standby from 6pm on Saturday 7th December to 6pm on Sunday 8th December due to Storm Atiyah making landfall along the west coast of Ireland. A red alert was put in place from 4pm to 7pm on Sunday 8th December. The unit has 16 volunteers, 4 Jeeps, 1 Unimog and… Read More


Donegal Radiation Monitoring

December 5, 2019

Civil Defence in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency carried out its annual Radiation monitoring exercise on Sunday 24th of November 2019. Donegal Civil Defence were activated at 8.30am on Sunday morning 24th November, when tasked by The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) to activate their personnel and take a Soil Sample, a Grass… Read More


Leitrim Search & Rescue

December 5, 2019

At 6.45pm on 2nd December a request was received from Carrick on Shannon Garda HQ to assist in the search for a fisherman reported missing on the Shannon, south of Roosky. Malin Head Coastguard confirmed that mobile phone contact was made with an individual on a boat in this area , but that phone contact… Read More