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Louth Civil Defence – Mourne Mountain Adventure

2 May 2012

Louth Civil Defence assisted in the Mourne Mountain Adventure on the 28th April, a cross border event sponsored by the NIFRS, PSNI, MOD, HMCG, Down DC, Newry Mourne DC and the RNLI. Civil Defence Volunteers were tasked to provide a 4×4 Ambulance to be based at the Coast Guard station in Newcastle Co. Down and… Read More


Exercise ‘Railroad’ – Carlow

1 May 2012

The South East Region hosted a Major Emergency Management Exercise in Carlow on 29th March, 2012. The night-time scenario was a simulated rail accident requiring the declaration of a major emergency mobilisation of the PRA’s to the scene. Due to the seriousness of the incident the National Emergency Co-ordination Centre (NECC) was also convened as… Read More


President Higgins visit to Union Hall, Cork, April 2012

1 May 2012

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, visited Union Hall in West Cork on Sunday 22nd April 2012 in order to express his sympathies to the families affected by the tragedy, and his gratitude to all the personnel and agencies involved in the search and recovery operation following the sinking of the ‘Tit Bonhomme’ trawler… Read More


Sligo Civil Defence – 2011-2012 Training Year Presentation Night, 19th April 2012

26 April 2012

Sligo Civil Defence held their 2011/2012 training year presentation night on Thursday 19th April which was attended by Director of Service for Emergency Services, Dorothy Clarke Civil Defence Board Technical Officer, Kevin Houston together with 70 Volunteer members of Sligo Civil Defence. 2011 activities were reviewed on the night and plans for 2012 were unveiled…. Read More


Offaly Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Activity – April 2012

19 April 2012

Offaly Civil Defence was activated on Saturday 14th April to assist the Gardaí in the search for a missing lady in the Tullamore area. Civil Defence Instructors met up on Saturday afternoon to prepare equipment, and to assemble a search team to commence searching Sunday morning 15th April. The Central Fire Station was set up… Read More


Cork West Civil Defence – Bere Island Exercise, April 2012

16 April 2012

Cork West Civil Defence held a weekend skills camp on Bere Island on the weekend of 7-8 April 2012. 60 Volunteer members participated in the skills weekend, half of whom are new recruits. Navy divers and Air Corps personnel interacted with the Civil Defence Volunteers to form a series of simulated training exercises designed to… Read More


Wexford Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Activity – March 2012

26 March 2012

Wexford Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána, Gorey on Sunday 18th March requesting assistance from with a search for a missing person in the Gorey area to commence on Monday 19th March. The Garda Air Support Unit and dog handlers were activated and Wexford Civil Defence search team met with them at Toss… Read More


Dublin Civil Defence – Heads of The River Boat Race – March 2012

26 March 2012

Dublin Civil Defence boat crews from Malahide and Dun Laoghaire were on duty on 24th March 2012 on the River Liffey to cover the “Heads of the river” rowing race. 40 boats took part in the race, which was started by the Lord Mayor from the adjudicator’s boat escorted by the civil Defence RIB.


Wexford Civil Defence Helps Rescue Horse from Flooded Quarry

26 March 2012


Leitrim Civil Defence – Search and Recovery Activity – March 2012

26 March 2012

Leitrim Civil Defence, was activated by An Garda Síochána at 5pm on Wednesday 28th March to assist in the search for a reported drowning victim at Carrick- on- Shannon. Civil Defence Volunteers responded with 2 Boat crews and a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) search team. The search continued until 10.30pm without success. The search resumed… Read More