News

All Ireland Homecomings

September 4, 2017

Galway and Waterford Civil Defence Units will be assisting during the homecoming of the teams from yesterdays All Ireland hurling finals in Croke Park. About 18 volunteers, including 2 ambulances, will be on duty in Ballinasloe this afternoon for the civic reception for the victorious Galway teams. Waterford Civil Defence will have a large number… Read More


Dunmore East: Multi-Agency Exercise

September 4, 2017

On Saturday 2nd September Civil Defence took part in a multi-agency exercise preparing for a wide range of marine emergencies. The exercise was co-ordinated by the Irish Coast. It involved the Air Corps, the Navy, the RNLI, the Commissioners of Irish Lights, the Revenue cutter, the Red Cross, Mountain Rescue, Irish Water Safety, the Irish… Read More


Clare Civil Defence Search & Rescue

August 30, 2017

Clare, Search & Rescue A 50 year old man reported missing over the weekend , and for whom a massive search had been launched was rushed to hospital last night, 29th August after he was found alive near his home by members of Clare Civil Defence.  


Fleadh Cheoil 2017 – Ennis

August 24, 2017

In what was a very busy week for Clare Civil Defence at the Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis last week, they still managed to make time for the residents of Carrigoran House Nursing Home who were treated to a great day out at the celebration. Clare Civil Defence transported residents from the nursing home into Ennis… Read More


Flooding Donegal

August 23, 2017

Civil Defence were activated by the Local Authority and CFO on Tuesday night 22nd August at 8.50pm to respond to heavy flooding in the Inishowen areas of Carndonagh, Clonmany, Burnfoot and Buncrana, to deploy sandbags and assist with evacuations.  3, 4X4 jeeps and trailers and 6 crew were deployed and were stood down at 2.15am…. Read More


Offaly Bike Unit

August 22, 2017

Offaly Civil Defence ran a bike course and officially launched its Bike Unit on Saturday 19th. August. The initial team of five are now in place and were trained by two members of Grand Canal Wheelers, one of the bike Instructors is Bob Flynn Civil Defence Volunteer the other Instructor is Darren Dempsey. The Unit… Read More


Sligo Search, Enniscrone

August 10, 2017

Sligo Civil Defence received a request from An Garda Síochána on 1st August to assist with a search for a missing person, from Dromore West. The search, which is in its tenth day has been centred in the environs of Enniscroneone. The Boyne Valley and Granieuaile diving clubs from Mayo together with the Garda Water… Read More


Tipperary Search, Borrisokane

August 10, 2017

Tipperary Civil Defence was activated by Gardaí in Nenagh at approximately 1.30am on Thursday morning, 10th August to assist with the search for a missing person in the Borrisokane area. Civil Defence was joined by Killaloe Coast Guard and following a number of hours searching the missing person was located and treated on site by… Read More


Meath Search Operation

August 9, 2017

Meath Civil Defence was  tasked on Saturday evening, 5th August by An Garda Síochána to assist with a search in Duleek for a missing gentleman who was last seen on Friday morning. The search has continued on a daily basis with Civil Defence ground search teams, three search dog teams, two drone teams, a kayak… Read More


Foynes Air Show

August 2, 2017

Limerick Civil Defence provided Medical cover on the 22nd July at the Foynes Air Show.  This included the provision of a First Aid Post, Three Ambulances, Communications and Foot Mobile First Aid teams for the duration of the event.