Wingman Casting Callout

22 July 2020

Mahy Media are producing a series for RTÉ called ‘Wingman’ with Baz Ashmawy. The show is about helping people to achieve a dream or an ambition, something that they have always wanted to do but never had the opportunity to do so. The producers would love to reach out to the volunteers that have been and who are still… Read More

Civil Defence & River Shannon Cruisers

22 July 2020

Over the past two weekends Roscommon Civil Defence was activated to assist with Cruisers which got into  difficulty while on the River Shannon.  Boat crews responded on both weekends as follows: The first call was on Sunday morning 12th July when a cruiser had ran aground north of Rooskey. The Roscommon Civil Defence Officer co-ordinated… Read More

Civil Defence: COVID-19 Response

17 July 2020

THANK YOU Civil Defence has provided a 120-day sustained response to the COVID-19 pandemic (17th March – 14th July), assisting the Principal Response Agencies and their communities through a wide range of taskings. A total of 29,516 volunteer hours have been provided by 878 different Civil Defence volunteers. A total of 3,680 individual taskings have… Read More

Thank You Letter to Cork City CD from the Irish Blood Transfusion Service

16 July 2020

COVID-19 Report, 15th July 2020

13 July 2020

Headline Update Over the past two days (13th – 14th July), 64 volunteers were involved in 35 taskings and provided 309 volunteer hours to their communities. Since 17 March 2020, A daily average of 59 Civil Defence volunteers have provided a daily average of 246 volunteer hours. A total of 29,516 volunteer hours have been… Read More

Vacancy (Meath – Assistant Civil Defence Officer)

8 July 2020

  Information and Application Form Available Here Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday the 22nd July 2020.  

Galway River Cruiser Rescue

2 July 2020

On Sunday evening 28th June the Ballinasloe Civil Defence Boat Unit was tasked to assist a River Cruiser which encountered engine failure near the Moycarn Marina on the River Suck, Ballinasloe. The Civil Defence Rib was launched from the slipway and on the scene 30 minutes after receiving the call from the Irish Coastguard. The… Read More

Slieve Bloom Mountains – Assistance to injured Walker

29 June 2020

On Friday evening 26th June, Laois Civil Defence Paramedics, EMTs and Responders were tasked to assist the Ambulance Service with the treatment and extrication of an injured walker in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The call for assistance was made at 6.20pm and 11 members responded and were at the scene at 7.10 pm.  

Search Operation – Newport, Co Tipperary

29 June 2020

Tipperary Civil Defence was mobilised on Sunday 28th June to assist Newport Gardaí in the search for a missing person. Units from Nenagh, Thurles, Clonmel and Ballingarry were mobilised with 27 volunteers responding. The search also includes Killaloe & Doolin Coast Guard units, three SARDA units, Tipperary SAR, Rescue 115 and An Garda Síochána. The… Read More

Message from Paul Kehoe, TD

27 June 2020

Dear Civil Defence Officers and Volunteers, In my time as Minister I have always being greatly impressed by the vibrancy and enthusiasm of the Civil Defence Organisation.  Operating in every county, your efforts reflect your commitment to your local community and in return you and the entire Civil Defence organisation are held in the highest… Read More