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Kerryman Newspaper Article 7th March 2018

March 8, 2018

Newspaper article by Sinead Kelleher in yesterday’s Kerryman newspaper.


Meath CD – Water Distribution

March 8, 2018

Volunteers from Ashbourne, Duleek and Navan units were out in the Red Mountain area Tuesday night distributing water to a group of rural households who had been without water for a number of days. Thanks everyone for the quick response.    


Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts – 6th March 2018

March 6, 2018

Approximately 350 volunteer members from 28 different local Authority Units have been tasked to assist the Primary Response Agencies since 28th February. Summary of Activities to date: 28th February – 6th March: Dublin – 60 members; 21 x 4WD Vehicles; 1 All -Terrain Vehicle Tasked on 6th March to gain access to parts of south… Read More


Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts – 28/02/2018 – 5/03/2018

March 5, 2018

  SUMMARY REPORT Civil Defence Units have been deployed to assist the Primary Response Agencies and Communities since 28th February, deployed to numerous duties in the countrywide support effort following Storm Emma. 350 volunteer members have responded to date from 27 separate local authority areas. 70 members remain active today, 5th March from units in… Read More


Minister Kehoe – Update on activities of Defence Forces and Civil Defence

February 28, 2018

Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. provides update on activities of the Defence Forces and Civil Defence. The Defence Forces have deployed 26 personnel and seven 4×4 vehicles in a range of support to communities in Cork, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford so far this morning.  In Cork, following requests from the HSE and local… Read More


Severe Weather Efforts

February 28, 2018

Civil Defence Units across the country are ready to assist the Principal Response Agencies in dealing with the current severe weather. Volunteers have already been out today helping the HSE check on vulnerable adults and delivering meals on wheels.  Civil Defence is not a 999 service. Requests for our assistance come from the Principal Response… Read More


Waterford & Kildare Civil Defence Joint Exercise

February 19, 2018

54 Civil Defence volunteers from Waterford and Kildare Civil Defence held their annual joint training exercise on Saturday 17th February in Waterford. The scenario for this year’s exercise was an aircraft down, where rescuers were requested to assist gardaí in searches, locating casualties and bodies, aircraft debris and flight recorders. The exercise also involved the… Read More


Cavan – Transporting District Health Nurse during recent Snowfall in West Cavan

February 19, 2018


Wicklow Civil Defence Awards & Medal Presentation

February 9, 2018

Wicklow Civil Defence recently held an awards and medal presentation.  Below are the photographs from the event.  Congratulations to all recipients. Wicklow Civil Defence Awards and Medal Presentation Ceremony


Clare Search & Rescue

January 31, 2018

Members of the Clare Civil Defence Swiftwater Rescue Team and Boat Crew effected a rescue of a man from the River Fergus in Clarecastle at 11pm on Tuesday 30th January 2018. Clare Civil Defence were contacted by An Garda Siochána at 9.30pm following reports of a man trapped in mud plains close to Clarecastle Quay…. Read More