Lough Mask Search & Recovery

3 June 2020

On the evening of 1st June Mayo Civil Defence was activated by the Irish Coastguard and An Garda Síochána to respond to an incident at Lough Mask, Tourmakeady after it was reported that a young boy had entered the water. Civil Defence responded and arrived to the scene with a search team, boat and drone… Read More

Meath Search Operation

25 May 2020

The search for a missing man continued in the Walterstown area, south of Navan, Co Meath on Sunday 24th May. Unfortunately, the search concluded without success. The Meath Civil Defence boat crew was activated using side scan sonar and underwater camera equipment. The search has been ongoing since early on Thursday morning, 21st May. Civil… Read More

Frontline Star of the Week – Tim O’Halloran

25 May 2020

Civil Defence member, Tim O’Halloran has made the shortlist for The Frontline Star of the week. Tim O Halloran joined Civil Defence in 1998 and is a member of the Tipperary Unit. Tim completed his EMT course in 2016 and has been on call since the start of the COVID-19 crisis to carry out ambulatory… Read More

News Article from The Enniscorthy Guardian

19 May 2020

News article from The Enniscorthy Guardian today about Wexford Civil Defence    

Mary Tavey, Monaghan Civil Defence – RIP

16 May 2020

Mary Tavey, a valued member of Monaghan Civil Defence died peacefully today.   She will be sadly missed by all, particularly her colleagues in the Carrickmacross Unit.  May she rest in peace.     

Cork North Volunteers Delivering First Communion Gifts

16 May 2020

Cork North Civil Defence volunteers delivering First Communion gifts for Rahan National school &  Scoil Aonghusa Community National School to their pupils who should be making their first holy communion this weekend. Lovely idea from the schools. Thanks to the volunteers.

Death Notice – Tom Stack, CDO in Sligo 1951 and Leitrim 1952

15 May 2020

The death has occurred of Tom StackLifford rd., Ennis, Clare / Moyvane, Kerry Tom Stack – Lifford Ennis, Co. Clare & formerly of Moyvane, Co. Kerry (Retired Chief Fire Officer, Clare Co. Council) Peacefully, at home – May 12th, 2020. Dearly loved husband of Joan & loving father of Deirdre, Eibhlín, James, Pauline & Tommy,… Read More

Irish Daily Star News Article 14th May 2020

14 May 2020

The Irish Daily Star visited Meath Civil Defence on Wednesday the 13th May.  Attached is the news article from Michael O’Toole reporting on their visit. Daily Star News Article on Meath CD 14th May 2020      

Laois Search Operation

14 May 2020

Laois Civil Defence was activated at 1pm on Wednesday 13th May to assist in the land search for a missing person in the environs of Portlaoise.   Four Civil Defence Drone Units were in operation – Laois Galway, Westmeath and Tipperary. In total, 21 volunteer members were on duty, assisted by 8 4WD vehicles, 1 4WD… Read More

Carlow Search Operation

14 May 2020

Carlow Civil Defence was activated to assist in a search for a missing person at 9am on Wednesday 13th May.   A river search was conducted using two boats, one of which was equipped with sonar.  A search of the river banks was also conducted with a total of 12 volunteers active. Carlow Civil Defence received… Read More