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Boat Rescue on River Shannon

November 23, 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence Water Unit came to the assistance of two separate cruisers whilst patrolling on the River Shannon this week, the first cruiser which had two persons on board lost power while approaching Roosky Lock Gates. The Roscommon crew effected a rescue to prevent a collision with a second cruiser which was marooned on… Read More


Dublin CD Annual Memorial Mass and Medal Presentation

November 20, 2018

Dublin Civil Defence held their Annual Service for Deceased Members on Sunday 18th November 2018 in McKee Army Barracks. This was held in conjunction with a presentation of long service medals. Special thanks to the Colour Party and to the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Nial Ring, Cllr. Eimer Higgins from South Dublin Co Co,… Read More


Missing Person Search – Roscommon

November 19, 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence were called by the Gardaí at 12:08 on Friday 16th November 2018 to search for a man who was reported missing the previous evening. Volunteers from Roscommon Civil Defence, Search and Rescue unit, Water unit and Unmanned Aerial System’s Unit were deployed to assist the Garda Siochana in the search. Our search… Read More


Missing Person Search – Kildare

November 19, 2018

Civil Defence Volunteers from the Laois, Wicklow and Dublin units assisted their Kildare colleagues on Friday 16th November in the search for a missing person. Land and water searches of the area were conducted which resulted in the recovery of a body.


Dublin Training Exercise – Plane Crash Scenario, Furry Glen

November 15, 2018

On Tuesday night, 13th November, Dublin Civil Defence rescue units from Rathra and Swords carried out a simulated plane crash exercise in the Furry Glen. The logistics unit provided emergency lighting. The exercise consisted of the search and rescue of six casualties and the search for aircraft debris, including the black box.


Minister Kehoe attends South East Region Volunteer Consultation Meeting

November 13, 2018

Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. addressed Civil Defence volunteers from the South East Region, at Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford as part of the countrywide  series of regional consultation meetings for Civil Defence volunteers.  


Dublin Civil Defence – Homeless Shelter

November 12, 2018

The Dublin Civil Defence Cold Weather Shelter opened on Friday night, 2nd November 2018. The shelter will remain open 7 days a week until March 2019. The Shelter is manned by a minimum of two Civil Defence Volunteers each night with three contract employees from the Homeless Section. Tea, Coffee, Soup and Sandwiches are provided… Read More


Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2018-2019

November 8, 2018

         www.winterready.ie    @emergencyIE      #bewinterready Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2018-2019 Government Task Force on Emergency Planning ‘You, Your Community & The Winter’ Huge growth in demand for Seniors Alert Scheme Fuel allowance to assist over 370k householders Additional supports for rough sleepers Financial assistance for homes affected by flooding 258,000 tonnes of salt… Read More


Presentation by Rescue Diver – Jim Warny

November 6, 2018

  Clare Civil Defence hosted a most enjoyable and comprehensive presentation delivered by Rescue Diver, Jim Warny on Monday evening, 5th November. Mr Warny provided a comprehensive and fascinating insight into the mammoth efforts undertaken in Northern Thailand last July to rescue the school boys soccer team and their coach.  The evening was attended by almost 100 people consisting… Read More


Commencement of Volunteer Consultation Meetings

October 25, 2018

We would like to thank all the volunteers that attended the opening night of the Volunteer Consultation Meetings which was held in Dublin last night.  There was in excess of 110 members present. We look forward to meeting all volunteers at the various locations (listed below) throughout the country,  over the coming weeks.    … Read More