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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


Papal Visit & Modern Communications

September 12, 2018

Civil Defence utilises modern communications to support Principal Response Agencies The integration of expertly trained volunteers and modern communications infrastructure allowed Civil Defence units in both Dublin and Mayo to deliver a professional service to the National Ambulance Service, An Garda Siochana, local authority and event coordinators during the Papal visit. This support is in… Read More


Papal Visit to Knock

September 12, 2018

Mayo Civil Defence under the guidance of the county’s Civil Defence Officer, Ms Rose Doherty and her Management Team played a major role in supporting the Principal Response Agencies at Knock Shrine on 26 August 2018. Mayo Civil Defence coordinated Civil Defence Units from Mayo, Laois, Roscommon, Galway, Sligo and Donegal during Civil Defence operations… Read More


Missing Person Search – Roscommon

September 4, 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence were tasked by An Garda Síochána at 16:45 on Friday 31st August 2018, to search for a lady who was reported missing in the Castleplunket area. The Garda helicopter was also tasked to the area. Roscommon Civil Defence Volunteers, Drone unit and boat crew were tasked to search in the Castleplunket area… Read More


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