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Galway Search Operation

February 15, 2019

Galway Civil Defence commenced a search for a missing person on the River Corrib on Friday 15th February 2019. The Drone Unit has been activated at the request of Galway Gardaí and is assisting the Coastguard Service. A co-ordinated search by an Garda Síochána involving Galway Civil Defence boat crews assisted by Mayo Civil Defence using… Read More


Mass Casualty Exercise

February 13, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence held a Mass Casualty Exercise on Saturday morning, 9th February. The scenario was a gas explosion in a residential block with 59 Casualties. 136 Volunteers were involved from 07.30 to 13.00 in the exercise with Dublin Civil Defence Welfare Team providing a hot meal at the finish. Congratulations to all Volunteers that… Read More


Civil Defence Severe Weather Efforts, 29-31 January 2019

January 30, 2019

  25 Civil Defence members and 11 X 4WD Vehicles have been activated to assist in the areas worst affected by ice and snow since Tuesday 29th January.   Donegal Assisting Ambulance Service with movement of patients in Inishowen area, 29-30 January. Treated and transported gentleman with injured Tibia from Clonmany to Hospital, 30th January…. Read More


Skibbereen Search

January 29, 2019

Cork West Civil Defence was tasked on 26th January by the Garda divisional search manager to assist in the search operation for a missing person in the Skibbereen area.  The search area was focused on the southern side of the Ilen River between Kennedy Bridge and New Bridge in Skibbereen, as well as Inishbeg Island… Read More


Limerick Civil Defence Awards Ceremony

January 24, 2019

Limerick Civil Defence held their annual awards presentation ceremony on Tuesday 22nd January at their headquarters on the Dock Road. The Mayor of Limerick Councillor James Collins presented a large number of certificates to both newly recruited and long standing members of the organisation. Also present at the ceremony were Caroline Corley representing Limerick City… Read More


Donegal – Severe Weather Efforts

January 23, 2019

Donegal Civil Defence was activated at approximately 10pm on Tuesday night, 22nd January to provide a 4X4 Ambulance to the Inishowen  area. The mountain roads between Carndonagh and Drumfries and Grainnes Gap between Muff and Buncrana were impassable due to snow and ice.  Four Civil Defence Volunteers transported patients from affected areas to the HSE… Read More


Dáil Éireann – 100th Anniversary

January 22, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence was tasked with providing medical cover at the 100th Anniversary Ceremony in the Mansion House on Monday 21st January 2019.  


Missing Person Search – Tipperary

January 15, 2019

Tipperary Civil Defence were tasked at 2am, last Saturday morning the 12th January by Thurles Gardai to assist with the search for a missing person in the Thurles area. After a number of hours searching using ground crews and the K9 unit the person was located safe and well.


Galway Search – January 2019

January 14, 2019

Galway Civil Defence Boat  and Drone Units were activated on Friday 11th January to assist the Costelloe Bay Unit of the Irish Coastguard in the search for a missing man. The search continued on Saturday 12th January. When Rescue 115 was tasked to the search area Civil Defence ceased drone operations.


A message from Paul Kehoe TD, Minister with Responsibility for Defence

December 21, 2018

As the year comes to a close I want to send Christmas greetings to all those involved in Civil Defence, both volunteers and Civil Defence Officers. Civil Defence had another very busy year. Storm Emma in March affected almost every part of the country. Civil Defence volunteers did fantastic work in supporting the Health Service,… Read More