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Leitrim Search & Rescue

December 5, 2019

At 6.45pm on 2nd December a request was received from Carrick on Shannon Garda HQ to assist in the search for a fisherman reported missing on the Shannon, south of Roosky. Malin Head Coastguard confirmed that mobile phone contact was made with an individual on a boat in this area , but that phone contact… Read More


Special Olympics Polar Plunge – Clogherhead

December 4, 2019

On Saturday 30th November, Louth Civil Defence provided first aid cover at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge in Clogherhead.  


Handover of New Ford Ranger to Mayo Civil Defence

December 2, 2019

Minister for Rural & Community Development  Michael Ring TD pictured handing  over keys of a new Ford Ranger to Mayo Civil Defence Officer Rose Doherty.  This vehicle was supplied by the Department of Defence using funds secured from the Dormant Accounts Fund which is under the remit of Minister Rings Department. In attendance – John… Read More


Annual Remembrance Mass & Presentation Night Mayo

November 29, 2019

This annual event took place in the Ellison Hotel on Wednesday the 27th November. A mass for deceased members of Civil Defence and members of their families was celebrated by Rev Fr Conal Eustace PP Castlebar Parish.  Following mass the presentation of certificates to members took place in the following areas: • Cardiac First Responser… Read More


New AFS Instructor Course

November 27, 2019

New AFS Instructor course starts today, 27 November 2019 in Roscrea. The course is being run in conjunction with the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management over the next 3 days. There are 11 volunteer instructors attending from counties Kildare, Monaghan, Meath, Donegal, Westmeath, Offaly, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford  


Annual Civil Defence Radiation Monitoring Exercise, 24th November 2019

November 25, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Civil Defence in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency carried out its annual Radiation monitoring exercise on Sunday 24th of November 2019. The objective of the exercise was to test Civil Defence’s response to a potential nuclear fallout impacting Ireland, as a result of a nuclear incident abroad. Overall 58 Civil Defence Volunteers… Read More


Civil Defence Competitions

November 22, 2019

Details of the following competitions may be obtained from the relevant Local Authority websites: Cork County Council – ACDO competition. Wicklow – temporary CDO competition.      


Wexford Presentation Night

November 21, 2019

Wexford Civil Defence recently held a presentation night that was attended by Minister Paul Kehoe, TD. Chathaoirleach, Cllr. Michael Sheehan, Director of Services, Mr. John Carley, Mr. David Buckley , Principal Officer, Civil Defence Branch, Superintendent James Doyle, Mr. Anthony Byrne, National Ambulance Service, Wexford RNLI, Commdt. David O’Grady, Wexford Order of Malta, Civil Defence… Read More


Dublin Search, November 2019

November 20, 2019

Well done to our Dublin Civil Defence Volunteers who turned out at short notice to operate their underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in difficult circumstances during a search for a missing person.  


Avian Influenza Workshops 2019

November 12, 2019

The Avian Influenza Workshop season got underway on Friday last 8th November. The Department of Agriculture & Food are hosting a series of workshops. Civil Defence is included in the Avian Influenza Emergency Plan and volunteers have attended workshops in Wexford, Sligo and Loughrea to date with a further two workshops scheduled for Newbridge and… Read More