Wexford Flooding – 25th December 2021

4 January 2022

On Christmas Day, Wexford Civil Defence was activated to flood relief efforts. The initial tasking of 2pm invloved the rescue of a family trapped in a flooded house in the Killurin area. A Swift Water trained team immediately proceeded to the location. Travelling to the area was particularly hazardous due to debris on the roads,… Read More

60 Years Service

24 December 2021

A special presentation by Civil Defence Officer James McConnell took place on Wednesday night, 22nd December acknowledging the mamoth achievenment of five Dublin Civil Defence volunteer members having surpassed 60 years of service with the organisation.   The famous five are –  Catherine Donaghy, Liam Lowe, Gerry Doyle, Dave Murnaghan and Michael Carroll.

Dublin Civil Defence – Supporting HSE & Dublin Fire Service

22 December 2021

Dublin Civil Defence volunteers assembling PCR test kits for the HSE and PPE kits for Dublin Fire Brigade. Special thanks to all our Volunteers who keep turning up to serve the Community.

Winter Solstice, Newgrange, 21st December 2021

22 December 2021

Meath Civil Defence volunteers provided medical and ambulance cover at yesterday morning’s winter solstice in Newgrange. While the sun didn’t light the chamber there was still great pageantry and celebrations.  

Michael J Ryan – 60 Years of Volunteering with Limerick Civil Defence

15 December 2021

Today, Michael J. Ryan celebrates 60 years service with Limerick City & County Civil Defence. Since Michael was a child he has had an interest in first aid so he joined Civil Defence on this day back in 1961. Michael became a First Aid Instructor in January 1975 where he participated in Course # 366…. Read More

Westmeath Civil Defence Activities – December 2021

14 December 2021

Westmeath carried out the following activities so far in December 2021: Reception of contents, packing and preparation for delivery of 1,000 care packs on behalf of Westmeath County Council Community and Corporate Services Department from 29th November to 3rd December. Brian Gillen, CDO and members of An Garda Siochána drawing the prize numbers and supervising… Read More

Civil Defence VEMS Newsletter – December 2021

13 December 2021

VEMS December Newsletter   

Kilkenny Civil Defence Awards Ceremony

10 December 2021

Kilkenny Civil Defence held their awards night recently, behind closed doors.  It was a very important night to acknowledge the work done by the volunteers over the past 2 years.  The Cathaoirleach Fidelis Doherty and CEO of the Council Colette Byrne attended and presented the volunteers with a beautiful certificate of thanks from the people… Read More

Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts (Storm Barra), December 2021

9 December 2021

06 December – 09 December: Civil Defence members in 5 units, utilising 4WD Vehicles, Vans, Trucks and a Unimog Support Vehicle, have been activated to assist in the areas worst affected by flooding and high winds.  Kerry Activated on 9th December – Distributing water via water tanker in Castlegregory (no water mains supply); Activated on… Read More

Retirement of Bernie McLoughlin from Dublin Civil Defence

6 December 2021

Bernie McLoughlin retired on Friday 3rd December after 15 years with Dublin Civil Defence. Bernie was the first point of contact for all that came in contact with the Dublin unit of Civil Defence. We wish Bernie well in her retirement and cannot thank her enough for her dedication to the organisation.