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Tipperary Civil Defence – Assisting at Irish Blood Transfusion Service clinic

June 22, 2020

Well done to all Tipperary Civil Defence volunteers who assisted the Irish Blood Transfusion Board recently in Tipperary. Many Civil Defence colleagues throughout the country have replicated the same duties throughout the COVID-19 crisis.  


Clare Civil Defence – Food Donation to Clare (SICAP)

June 22, 2020

A massive well done to all Clare Civil Defence members who recently presented food parcels for delivery to the Clare Social Inclusion Community Activation Program (SICAP). The initiative was led by Clare Civil Defence Team Leader Brid Casey with all of the food for distribution being donated by Clare Civil Defence members. Included in the… Read More


Towards 2030

June 18, 2020

  Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D. announces the publication of the policy document “Civil Defence- Towards 2030” Today the Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D. announced the publication of the policy document “Civil Defence – Towards 2030”.  The policy document, which is the outcome of a review initiated… Read More


Letter of Appreciation to Dublin Civil Defence from Lord Mayor of Dublin

June 16, 2020


Galway Civil Defence – Drive By

June 9, 2020

On Saturday 6th June all 5 units of Galway Civil Defence, namely Loughrea, Clonberne, Galway City, Oranmore and Ballinasloe participated in a drive by with a convoy of 19 vehicles to show their support for two very valued members of the unit. Commander Robert Rosbotham and Officer Margaret Hoare of the Loughrea unit were scheduled… Read More


Dublin Search – Glencullen

June 8, 2020

Dublin Civil Defence was activated on Sunday 7th June to assist in the search for a missing person in Glencullen. Active during a 9 hour search operation were 16 volunteers, 2 Drone Teams, 2 Search Dogs, 1 Operational Support Vehicle, 4 Jeeps, 2 K9 Vehicles, 1 Minibus and 1 Search Rescue Truck. Unfortunately the search… Read More


Press Release

June 8, 2020

Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. announces the allocation of 32 new four-wheel drive vehicles to Civil Defence units throughout the country Today Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. announced the allocation of 32 new four-wheel drive vehicles to Civil Defence units throughout the country. This will further enhance the Civil… Read More


Thank You Message from HSE Community Healthcare West

June 4, 2020

Thank you video from HSE Community Healthcare West staff, incorporating members from Galway Civil Defence, National Ambulance Service, Defence Forces Ireland, An Garda Síochána, Western Care Association, GMIT and NUI Galway.


Forest Fire – Ravensdale

June 4, 2020

On Sunday 31st May Louth Civil Defence was activated to provide drone assistance at the scene of a large forest fire in the Ravensdale area of County Louth. Volunteers responded quickly, providing vital aerial footage of the fire, which was live streamed to a screeen at the command post which aided Fire Officers in their… Read More


Lough Mask Search & Recovery

June 3, 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