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Dublin 1916 Commemoration Medal Presentation

May 15, 2018

On Monday evening the 14th May, 54 Dublin Civil Defence Volunteers were presented with their 1916 Commemoration Medals in Fingal County Council Chambers. The medals were presented by the Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley, CEO Paul Reid, Aidan Dillon Department of Defence and Assistant Civil Defence Officer Fergus Byrne. Congratulations to all.


Donegal Civil Defence – Cycle Against Suicide

May 14, 2018

Donegal Civil Defence provided ambulance crews and medical support on Thursday 3rd May for Day 6 of the All Ireland Cycle Against Suicide from Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland to Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. The crews involved , Jackie McCrudden, Phonsie McAteer, Paddy Byrne, Aine McAteer and Tiarnan Doherty were thanked by the organising committee for… Read More


Louth Mock Road Traffic Collision Exercise

May 14, 2018

Louth Civil Defence took part in a mock road traffic collision with the Defence Forces and Louth Fire & Rescue.  This exercise was closely watched by students from SRC Banbridge.  The scenario was a military cash in transit convoy involved in a t-bone style collision. Photographs from the Mock Road Traffic Collision Joint Exercise


Wexford – Make A Wish Donation

May 11, 2018

On Thursday 10th May Wexford Civil Defence presented a cheque for € 2,713 to the ‘Make a Wish’ children’s charity. The money was raised from a sponsored 35KM Wicklow Way hike from Marley Park to Lough Tay as part of a team building exercise. Well done to the volunteers who completed the walk and collected… Read More


Macroom Search

May 11, 2018

Cork South Civil Defence was activated at 10.30pm on Thursday night, 10th May to assist An Garda Síochána with the search for a missing 80 year old woman near Macroom. Five volunteer members in two 4WD Vehicles were dispatched to search a remote area of heavy forestation together with Coastguard Rescue 117 and three Garda… Read More


Minister Naughten pays tribute to Roscommon Civil Defence

May 9, 2018

Minister Denis Naughten has personally paid tribute to members of the Civil Defence unit in Roscommon as new figures reveal the unit is among the most active in the country. According to new figures obtained by Local Minister Denis Naughten members of the Civil Defence in the county took part in 27 different activities in… Read More


Cycle against Suicide

May 9, 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence crews were out on Saturday 5th May providing medical support for the Cycle against Suicide from Tubercurry to Carrick on Shannon. The crews involved displayed great professionalism for a great cause. Westmeath Civil Defence provided medical assistance to the annual Cycle against Suicide day 9 from Carrick on Shannon to Mullingar on Sunday… Read More


Wicklow – Missing Person Search

May 8, 2018

Wicklow Civil Defence personnel from Baltinglass and Greystones units were tasked this morning, 8th May to assist the Gardaí and other emergency services to search an area in Rathdagan for a reported missing person. Regretfully the search ended after the missing person was found deceased, following a tragic accident (R.I.P.)


Wicklow SPCA Open Day

May 8, 2018

Wicklow Civil Defence personnel attended the Wicklow SPCA open day in Sharpshill, Co. Wicklow, on the weekend of 5-6 May 2018. They joined GARDA and Revenue Customs units for a very successful day of entertainment for the hundreds of people who turned up for a great cause.


Meath – Royal Road Races, Kells

May 8, 2018

Meath Civil Defence ambulance crews and volunteers from the Kells and Dunshaughlin units provided medical cover for the Royal County 5k and 10k road races held in Kells on Monday 7th May 2018.