News

Shane Lowry Homecoming

July 26, 2019

Offaly Civil Defence were on duty for the Shane Lowry homecoming in Clara on Tuesday night 23rd July.  Following some frantic phone calls on Monday night Civil Defence, Local Authority, Gardai Fire Service, and various other local organisations were mobilized for the homecoming operation. Civil Defence provided two Ambulance crews, and First Aid Patrols, assisted… Read More


Munster Fleadh

July 25, 2019

Clare Civil Defence provided First Aid cover at the Munster Fleadh on the weekend of 20-21 July 2019.  


HSA Notice: Use of Portable Medical Oxygen/Entonox (Integral Valve) Cylinders

July 23, 2019

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are issuing this revised Safety Alert in relation to the use of CD Portable Medical Oxygen Cylinders and ED Portable ENTONOX ® Cylinders, which are medicinal products incorporating a medical device as part of their closure system. Oxygen is non-flammable but strongly supports combustion (fire) and, under high pressure… Read More


New Roscommon Civil Defence Officer

July 23, 2019

Fergal Conroy has commenced work as the new Civil Defence Officer in Roscommon. He replaces Ray Dunne who retired earlier this year. Fergal has been a volunteer with Laois Civil Defence for over 30 years. He has also served as the volunteer representative on the Civil Defence Inter Agency Guidance Team.  


Frances Thornton Memorial Swim – Galway Bay

July 22, 2019

The Galway City and Ballinasloe Boat crews provided support to the Frances Thornton Memorial Swim on Galway Bay on Saturday 20th July 2019.


First Duty of Enniscorthy Unit

July 22, 2019

Well done to the volunteers from the new Enniscorthy unit of Wexford Civil Defence who completed their first official first aid duty on Sunday 21st July. The unit provided ambulance and first aid cover for the Enniscorthy 6KM road race.      


Meath Search Operation

July 22, 2019

The search in Donore for a missing Lithuanian man came to a conclusion on Saturday 27th July with the recovery of his body. Our sympathies to his family. May he rest in peace. Meath Civil Defence was initially activated by Ashbourne GardaI on Saturday 20th July to assist in the search for a missing person… Read More


Junior Tour of Ireland Cycle

July 18, 2019

Clare Civil Defence crews with the assistance of crews from many Civil Defence Units provided medical cover for the Junior Tour of Ireland Cycle 2019. It was an extremely long 6 days covering almost 800 kilometres with a few thrills & spills every day. Civil Defence members displayed their usual professionalism, enthusiasm and good humour…. Read More


Meath – Leinster Fleadh

July 18, 2019

Huge crowds decended on Athboy on the weekend of 13-14 July in glorious sunshine for the Leinster Fleadh finals. Thanks to our Ambulance and Medical personnel from Duleek, Dunboyne, Kells, Navan, Oldcastle and Trim units who volunteered for shifts over the weekend.        


Dublin Civil Defence – Family Fun Day

July 18, 2019

550 family members and friends of Dublin Civil Defence turned out in fantastic weather for their Family Fun Day on Sunday 14th July and it was hard to tell the adults from the children with some adults looking to have a go at the bouncy obstacle course. Special thanks to the crew of 50 Volunteers… Read More