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Galway Hospice Patient Visit to Beach

July 10, 2018

Some very kind words received from a family, thanking Galway Civil Defence volunteers Luke and Louie, who made their mothers wish come true to visit the beach: “I just want to thank Oranmore Civil Defence for making my Mother’s wish come true. She is in Galway Hospice at the moment and all she wanted to… Read More


Child Safeguarding Statement

July 2, 2018

The Children First Act 2015 requires that organisations that are providers of relevant services prepare a Child Safeguarding Statement. The Department of Defence has prepared a Child Safeguarding Statement for use in Civil Defence. This statement has been prepared in line with the guidance issued by TUSLA. The Child Safeguarding Statement is being made available… Read More


Revised Code of Conduct and new Volunteer Policy

July 2, 2018

All Civil Defence members should note these two important new documents. The Code of Conduct has been updated and the previous Code, issued in 2006, has been withdrawn. A new Volunteer Policy has been introduced. The purpose of this policy is to guide volunteering within Civil Defence by: reinforcing the importance of volunteering to Civil… Read More


Leitrim Search Operation

July 2, 2018

On Friday 29th June Leitrim Civil Defence was tasked by An Garda Siochana to assist with the search for an 82 year old man missing overnight in the Dromod area. A Coast Guard Helicopter, Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue and the Garda Divisional Search Team were also involved in the search. Civil Defence deployed a Boat… Read More


Limerick Civil Defence Honoured at Mayoral Reception

June 28, 2018

On Wednesday the 27th June 2018, volunteers from Limerick Civil Defence were honoured with a Mayoral reception hosted by Mayor Stephen Keary in honour of efforts during Storm Ophelia and Storm Emma.  Also in attendance were @OrderofMaltaIRL @dfpo @irclimerickcity @GardaTraffic @defenceforces @LimerickCouncil @CivilDefenceIRL


Longford Volunteers Prevent Tragedy at GAA Qualifer

June 27, 2018

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Tipperary Search Operation

June 25, 2018

Tipperary Civil Defence assisted the Gardaí with a missing person search in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on Monday 25th June. A Coast Guard helicopter and volunteers were also involved in the search. As well as our volunteers Civil Defence deployed a drone, a command and control vehicle and a search dog team. The search concluded following… Read More


Kilkenny Search Operation

June 25, 2018

Kilkenny Civil Defence was tasked by An Garda Siochána to assist with the search for a missing person in the Kilkenny on Sunday 24th June. Civil Defence units from Carlow, Waterford, Tipperary and Galway assisted with the search. Laois Civil Defence provided a Communications Vehicle for the duration of the operation. Technical Officer, Kevin Houston… Read More


Meath – Moylagh 50 Mile Challenge

June 12, 2018

Moylagh 50 Mile Challenge started at 6am on Saturday 9th June and the last two walkers completed the walk just before 2am on Sunday morning. An amazing challenge to raise funds for cancer research and a busy day for the 52 volunteers from all Meath Civil Defence units who were on duty throughout the 20… Read More


Louth Search Operation

June 5, 2018

Louth Civil Defence were requested by the Gardai on Thursday 30th May to assist in search operations in Dunleer, Co Louth. 17 volunteers spent several days searching the area assisted by members of the Defence Forces and Coastguard. Civil Defence were stood down on the evening of Sunday 3rd June.