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Wicklow Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Operation

3 December 2021

On Thursday morning, 2nd December Wicklow Civil Defence was activated to assist An Garda Síochána (AGS) in the search for a missing person in the environs of Kilcoole. Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue (DWMR) had conducted an unsuccessful search of Callow Hill, Newtown on Wednesday evening. Wicklow Civil Defence ACDO, Mike Carroll liaised with AGS and DWMR… Read More


Westmeath Civil Defence Activitites

24 November 2021

Westmeath Civil Defence carried out numerous activities over the last couple of months, below is a brief synopses and photos of some of their duties: Mullingar Half Marathon on Saturday 25th September Westmeath Schools Cross Country Event held at Belvedere House and Gardens on Wednesday 29th September IBTS Donor Clinic Assistance in Athlone on 9th,… Read More


Rosslare Search Operation

22 November 2021

Wexford Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in the search for a missing person in Rosslare on Friday 19th November. Drone crews and land searchers conducted extensive searches on Saturday 20th, and the Boat Crews searched sandbanks and water in the vicinity of Wexford Harbour on Sunday 21st. The search is ongoing.


Peter Deady, Cork South R.I.P.

22 November 2021

South Cork Civil Defence Unit, Commander Peter Deady sadly passed away on Saturday 20th November. Peter gave over 40 years of his life to the organisation and will be sadly missed by his colleagues in Civil Defence. Rest in Peace.


Be Winter Ready

17 November 2021

www.winterready.ie @emergencyIE      #bewinterready Seolann an Rialtas an Feachtas Faisnéise Bí Ullamh don Gheimhreadh 2021-2022 Tascfhórsa an Rialtais ar Phleanáil Éigeandála   ‘Bí Ullamh don Gheimhreadh’ Sheol an Rialtas an Feachtas Faisnéise ‘Bí Ullamh don Gheimhreadh’ 2021 -2022 inniu. Seoladh an feachtas i gcomhpháirt ag an Aire Cosanta mar Chathaoirleach ar Thascfhórsa an Rialtais ar Phleanáil… Read More


New Ross Search & Recovery Operation

10 November 2021

The search for a person reported missing from the New Ross area which had been ongoing for the past two weeks concluded on Tuesday 9th November with the recovery of a body from the River Barrow. Family and friends of the missing person found the body. Volunteer crews from Waterford Marine Search and Rescue along with… Read More


Death Notice – John O’Grady R.I.P.

1 November 2021

It is with regret we report the death of John O’Grady who passed away on 28th October 2021, at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan. John served as a part-time Civil Defence Officer in Meath from 1987  to 2000. May he Rest in Peace.    


Successful Search & Rescue by Clare Civil Defence Drone Team

18 October 2021

Clare Civil Defence was tasked by An Garda Síochána, based in Ennis to assist with a search for a missing person at 1.30am on Saturday 16th October. An initial search team, consisting of the unit’s Drone Crew, was dispatched to Ballyalla Lake on the outskirts of Ennis town. Assistant Civil Defence Officer, Mr. Steven Hayes,… Read More


K9 Annual Assessment

18 October 2021

Civil Defence K-9 units bases in Tipperary and Dublin were assessed by an independent expert over the weekend, working in our Phoenix Park Training Centre and Gormanston Camp @goc2bde. The teams were put through their paces in day and night searches. Many thanks to the handlers, the dogs Misty, Max and Scooby and of course… Read More


Limerick Mental Health Week Programme Launch

14 October 2021

On Wednesday 8th October Limerick Mental Health Association launched their programme of events for Limerick Mental Health Week (8th – 15th October). The Ilen, the last of Ireland’s traditional wooden sailing ships, sailed from Shannon Estuary to Limerick City.  The Ilen was  illuminated in green and flanked by boats from Limerick Civil Defence who also provided ambulance cover…. Read More