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COVID – 19 and Civil Defence

13 March 2020

In light of the current situation, all non-essential Civil Defence training has been suspended in line with Government policy around social distancing. Civil Defence does however remain on standby to assist the Principal Response Agencies as normal if required. We encourage all Civil Defence volunteers to familiarize themselves with proper procedures for donning and doffing… Read More


COVID-19 Information Resources

13 March 2020

UPDATED: 9th June 2020 @ 12.30pm. Personal Care and PPE: Hand Hygiene Practices: How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus Follow this advice as strictly as possible and encourage others to follow this advice too. Do Wash your hands properly and often. Wear appropriate PPE (see video on Donning & Doffing of PPE) Cover… Read More


Pilot Information Management Officers, Train the Trainer Course

7 March 2020

Civil Defence Officers and Communications Instructors took part in the pilot Information Management Officers, Train the Trainer course on Saturday 7th March.  The course, facilitated by members of the PRA’s, discussed the Information Management System utilised through the Framework for Major Emergency Management.  Participants honed skills developed through e-learning and classroom sessions to deliver information… Read More


Clare – Search & Rescue, 4th March 2020

5 March 2020

At 8.45pm on Wednesday 4th March, Clare Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána assist in the search for Father and Daughter reported missing in a densely wooded area approximately six miles from Ennis.  The Father had contacted Gardaí to explain that they had become disorientated while out walking, and had no idea where… Read More


Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts: February /March

4 March 2020

Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts, Feb/Mar 2020 19 February – to Date: Civil Defence members in four units, utilising 4WD Vehicles, a High Axle Vehicle,  and other equipment have been activated to assist in the areas worst affected by flooding before and after Storm Jorge since 19th February.  Clare Activated since 19th February – Transporting isolated… Read More


COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

2 March 2020

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DIY SOS – February 2020

28 February 2020

Over eleven days, Limerick Civil Defence along with colleagues from Clare and Galway Civil Defence volunteered their time alongside countless tradesmen to renovate the home of 13-year-old Amy Mulcahy, who was involved in an accident this time last year which left her dependent on the use of a wheelchair. On Thursday 20th February, hundreds of… Read More


New Civil Defence Volunteer and Equipment Management System

26 February 2020

  The Department of Defence is seeking to install a new Civil Defence Volunteer and Equipment Management System. We are seeking a system which will record volunteer details, help manage training, record operations and also assist with stock control and with vehicle and equipment management. It is envisaged that the new system will allow remote… Read More


Clare – Severe Weather Relief Efforts

25 February 2020

Clare Civil Defence was assisted by their colleagues from Kerry Civil Defence who lent them their Unimog Vehicle to assist with their flood response efforts in Springfield, Co Clare. The vehicle is making the operation  so much safer for all involved. Kudos to the Clare Civil Defence members who have been responding to the situation… Read More


Louth Civil Defence – Search Operation

25 February 2020

Louth Civil Defence was contacted by the Gardaí on Friday night 21st Feb to assist with a missing person search in the Dundalk area. Volunteers commenced ground searching on Saturday morning 22nd Feb and utilised their drone to search the mudflats in the area that were inaccessible to boats. This continued until dark. Searching re-commenced… Read More