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Volunteering for Kilkenny Civil Defence was Life Changing for Brendan Coady

21 July 2021

News article in the Kilkenny People today on Brendan Coady, volunteer with Kilkenny Civil Defence: https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/home/650851/volunteering-for-the-kilkenny-civil-defence-was-a-lifechanging-for-brendan.html When Brendan Coady signed up to volunteer with the Civil Defence over 10 years ago little did he realise the life-changing impact that simple action would have on him. “I joined the Kilkenny Civil Defence in 2010,” he said…. Read More


K9 Exercise in the Slieve Bloom Mountains – 17th July 2021

20 July 2021

Dublin and Tipperary Civil Defence along with a Branch observer participated in a K9 exercise in the Slieve Bloom Mountains on Saturday 17th July 2021 Mist, Max and Scooby carried out Human Scent and Victim Recovery (cadaver) training on trails and in water with just short runs because of the warm weather. They all got… Read More


Laois Civil Defence – Slieve Blooms Rescue

19 July 2021

On saturday 17th June Laois Civil Defence was activated by Mountain Rescue and the National Ambulance Service to assist an injured male in the Glenbarrow area of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Three resources responded to the call and located the patient shortly afterwards. The patient’s injuries were treated by Civil Defence Paramedics & EMTs before… Read More


Roscommon Boat Crew – Assistance to Cruiser

19 July 2021

Roscommon Civil Defence Boat Crew came to the assistance of a cruiser which had encountered engine difficulty while crossing Lough Ree on Sunday 18th July.


COVID-19 & Civil Defence (January -June 2021)

9 July 2021

From 1st January to 30th June 2021 Civil Defence completed 2,719 COVID-19 related taskings while providing sustained support to communities throughout the country. Support was also provided to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. During the first six months of 2021: A daily average of 31 Civil Defence volunteers provided a daily average of 155 volunteer… Read More


Minister Coveney Visit to Civil Defence Headquarters

29 June 2021

Minister Coveney paid a visit to Civil Defence Headquarters on Monday 28th June 2021. During the course of his visit he was briefed on the many supports and resources that Civil Defence make avaialable to the Principal Response Agencies and communities countrywide.    


Another Casualty Rescued in Slieve Bloom Mountains

10 June 2021

Laois Civil Defence along with emergency services rescued another injured walker in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday.  It was the second time in just two days that emergency crews were called out to help a casualty in the area. Laois Civil Defence volunteers responded to a call to assist an ambulance crew, because of difficulties… Read More


Official Opening of Clare Civil Defence Headquarters

10 June 2021

Minister Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Defence & Minister for Foreign Affairs officially opened the new Clare Civil Defence Headquarters on Tuesday the 8th June. The new facility at the Quin Road Campus in Ennis, Co. Clare, is a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed building that will be utilised by more than 100 Civil Defence volunteers from around… Read More


Galway Search Operation

9 June 2021

On Friday 4th June 2021 Galway Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist with the search of a missing male in the Galway City area. After a briefing with Garda search managers, Galway Civil Defence boat crews began a search of the canal areas on Friday afternoon. The search area was extended… Read More


Dublin Civil Defence – Medical Cover, Peamount Ladies Soccer

8 June 2021

Dublin Civil Defence provided medical cover at Peamount Ladies Soccer grounds on Saturday 5th June.