Laois Civil Defence – Opening of New Premises at Mountmellick – Irish Times News Article – 18th February 20122012

29 February 2012

Limerick City Civil Defence Exercise – February 2012

21 February 2012

Limerick City Civil Defence held the first of its scheduled training exercises in Thomond Park on 19th February 2012. The morning’s training was also used to familiarise Volunteer members with the new tents recently purchased by Limerick City Civil Defence. Further Exercises will be organised periodically during the course of the year.

Laois Civil Defence – Opening of New Premises at Mountmellick – February 2012

20 February 2012

Laois Civil Defence received a huge boost on Friday 17th February with the official opening of the new premises at Mountmellick by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter, T.D. The interior of the unit is fited out to a very high standard – all completed using the units own resources. The premises… Read More

FINAL UPDATE: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

14 February 2012

The Glandore search operation concluded on Friday 10th February after 27 days with the recovery of the body of Said Aly Eldin, the last of the five missing fishermen who had been lost with the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme on Sunday 15th January. During the course of the operation it was apparent that the… Read More

Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 2012

14 February 2012

CD 3946 14th February 2012 All CDO’s & ACDO’s We have been asked by Joe Walsh Tours to advise Civil Defence members that the Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes is scheduled to take place from 11th to 16th May, 2012. Accommodation will be provided on a full board basis for a duration of 5 nights at… Read More

UPDATE 09/02/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

9 February 2012

The body of Michael Hayes, captain of the stricken Tit Bonhomme trawler was recovered yesterday from the water close to the harbour on the Glandore village side of Glandore Bay. Cork West Civil Defence Volunteer member, George Vladisavljevic spotted the body from a cliff top vantage point above Prison Cove. Civil Defence Officer, Niall Twomey… Read More

UPDATE 06/02/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

6 February 2012

The official search concluded yesterday, Sunday 5th February following a 22 day search and recovery operation. 107 Civil Defence Volunteers from nine Civil Defence Units participated in the search over the course of the weekend of 4th – 5th February. Low water searches with reduced numbers will continue daily until Friday 10th February. Link to… Read More

Meath Civil Defence – Off Road 4X4 Course – February 2012

2 February 2012

Twelve Volunteer members of Meath Civil Defence recently completed the first off-road 4X4 driving course in the county. The course follows the Driving Instructor qualifications received by Volunteer members Cianan Gallagher and John Hornby through the Driver Instructor Course organised by the Civil Defence College. The off-road course was undertaken in two parts – the… Read More

UPDATE 02/02/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

2 February 2012

Civil Defence personnel continue to assist in the search operation in Glandore with search teams, boat crews, communications and GIS personnel and transport duties. Civil Defence have registered 749 personnel over 17 days, at an average of 44 per day. Each duty has been on average 8 hours giving a total of 5,992 working hours… Read More

Kerry Civil Defence – SAR Activities – January 2012

2 February 2012

Kerry Civil Defence SAR Unit assisted Cork West Civil Defence in the search and recovery operation at Union Hall, West Cork on Monday 23rdJanuary and Tuesday 24th January. The SAR Unit was redeployed on Saturday 28th January and stayed overnight in West Cork to resume search operations on Sunday 29thJanuary. Kerry Civil Defence Boat Unit… Read More