May 29, 2019
Sligo was the host for this year’s Annual Commeration of the Great Famine and a beautiful ceremony was held in Stephens Street car park on Sunday 19th May. Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and The Minister for Arts and Culture, Josepha Madigan together with 45 Ambassadors from countries around the world, Mayor of Sligo Rosaleen O’Grady and… Read More
May 27, 2019
The Dublin Mountain Challenge was held on Sunday 26th May 2019 in support of Barrettstown. Dublin Civil Defence provided Medical, Rescue and Welfare cover for this event. There were 136 Volunteers on duty, utilising 37 Vehicles and a wonderful hot meal was provided for 560 participants and Volunteers.
Paul Kehoe T.D, Minister with Responsibility for Defence provides an update on Civil Defence’s licence to operate from PHECC
May 16, 2019
Today Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. provided an update on the ongoing engagement between the Department of Defence, senior officials from the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and with representatives of the Local Authorities through the County and City Managers Association (CCMA). All three parties met yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 15 May…. Read More
May 13, 2019
47 Meath Civil Defence members turned out on Saturday morning, 11th May to provide Ambulance and First Aid cover at Darkness into Light walks in four separate locations – Fairyhouse, Moynalty, Navan and Trim. Between all four walks there were upwards of 10,000 participants supporting Pieta House. Many members of Clare Civil Defence got out… Read More
May 13, 2019
Construction is well underway for the new headquarters for Monaghan Civil Defence. This is being built alongside the Fire Station at Monaghan town. The volunteers expect to be in their new purpose built training facility by the end of the year.
May 10, 2019
This afternoon Civil Defence College held a Graduation Ceremony for volunteers, members of the National Ambulance Services and Defence Forces. Dr. Shane Knox was in attendance from the National Ambulance Service and Superintendent Maria Conway from the Garda Training College, Templemore. The instructor awards included: Missing Persons Search First Aid Responder Cardiac First Responder Manual… Read More
May 10, 2019
Civil Defence is a volunteer based organisation of approximately 3,500 volunteers who give generously of their time and expertise for their community and in support of the Principal Response Agencies. They are managed within each Local Authority by a Civil Defence Officer (CDO) and/or an Assistant Civil Defence Officer (ACDO). Civil Defence is multi skilled… Read More
May 10, 2019
Search Crews from Cork North Civil Defence were called out last night on a Missing Person Search after a young school girl went missing in the Mallow area. Civil Defence were assisting in the search along with the Gardai, Search dogs, Coast Guard helicopter and Mallow Search and Rescue. She failed to return to her… Read More
May 9, 2019
Wednesday 8th May 2019 was another momentous day on the road to building the new Meath Civil Defence HQ and training centre when the Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive of Meath County Council turned the first sod on the site. Site development and building work will commence on Thursday 9th May.
May 2, 2019
Sligo Civil Defence hosted their annual presentation of certificates night and yearly review and plans going forward on April 30th The evening was attended by Bartley Gavin Director of Service for Civil Defence and An Cathaoirleach for Sligo County Council Martin Baker who praised the work that Civil Defence do at emergencies and in giving… Read More