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#FlashbackFriday – Beast from the East

March 1, 2019

One year on from the Beast from the East and James Byrne, from Kildare Civil Defence delivering bread and milk to people trapped by the snow in Kilteel, Co. Kildare. Picture credit Damien Eagers


West Wicklow Fire

March 1, 2019

On Tuesday 26th February, Wicklow Civil Defence received a call for assistance by Wicklow County Fire Service to provide communications with the Air Corp at a major fire in the Hollywood area of west Wicklow. A Civil Defence 4WD and two members were sent to the area and set up communications with the Air Corp… Read More


Retirement of Johnny Maunsell CDO

February 28, 2019

Johnny Maunsell the long serving and popular Civil Defence Officer for Cork North has retired. Johnny served as Assistant Civil Defence Officer from 1982 to 1987 and was then appointed as CDO. We wish Johnny all the best on his retirement.  


John Tyner, Cork City – Retirement

February 27, 2019

On Tuesday 26th February 2019, Cork City Civil Defence AFS 1st Officer John Tyner retired following 43 years service. John joined Civil Defence in 1975 and trained as an AFS Instructor in 1989. Over these many years, John has been a dedicated volunteer and this was acknowledged last night by the many people, past and… Read More


Missing Persons Search Instructor Programme

February 27, 2019

It was a busy weekend for volunteers who completed part three of our new Missing Persons Search Instructor Programme.  Successful participants play a key role teaching our new Search Responder and Search Team Leader programmes to volunteers as part of Civil Defence’s support to An Garda Síochána.      


Community, Health, Well Being & Youth Forum

February 27, 2019

A first ever Community, Health, Well Being and Youth Forum was hosted by Sean Mac Cumhaills GAA Club in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Donegal Civil Defence were among the 50 exhibitors who support young and old with all the information, advice and practical support you will ever need to… Read More


Ray Dunne CDO – Retirement

February 26, 2019

Best wishes to Ray Dunne CDO, Roscommon Civil Defence on your recent retirement.  Thank you for all your commitment and dedication to the organisation over the years.  Happy Retirement.  


Galway Search Operation

February 15, 2019

Galway Civil Defence commenced a search for a missing person on the River Corrib on Friday 15th February 2019. The Drone Unit has been activated at the request of Galway Gardaí and is assisting the Coastguard Service. A co-ordinated search by an Garda Síochána involving Galway Civil Defence boat crews assisted by Mayo Civil Defence using… Read More


Mass Casualty Exercise

February 13, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence held a Mass Casualty Exercise on Saturday morning, 9th February. The scenario was a gas explosion in a residential block with 59 Casualties. 136 Volunteers were involved from 07.30 to 13.00 in the exercise with Dublin Civil Defence Welfare Team providing a hot meal at the finish. Congratulations to all Volunteers that… Read More


Civil Defence Severe Weather Efforts, 29-31 January 2019

January 30, 2019

  25 Civil Defence members and 11 X 4WD Vehicles have been activated to assist in the areas worst affected by ice and snow since Tuesday 29th January.   Donegal Assisting Ambulance Service with movement of patients in Inishowen area, 29-30 January. Treated and transported gentleman with injured Tibia from Clonmany to Hospital, 30th January…. Read More