New vehicles for Civil Defence

20 June 2019

In July 2018 the Department of Defence applied for and was approved an allocation of €500,000 from the Dormant Accounts fund to go towards the upgrading of the Civil Defence fleet.  The business case made to the Department of Community and Rural Development centred around the fact that many of the activities carried out by… Read More

Metallica Concert, Slane Castle – 8th June 2019

10 June 2019

Meath Civil Defence teams, assisted by Cavan, Dublin and Monaghan units provided medical cover in the arena, water safety on the River Boyne and crowd safety at Slane Bridge as well as Welfare Catering for the 124 volunteers on duty during th ecourse of the Metallica Concert at Slane Castle on Saturday 8th June.

US President Trump visit to Doonbeg, June 2019

10 June 2019

Clare Civil Defence were honoured to be asked to provide substantial resources to assist in the recent US Presidential visit to Clare. Civil Defence units from Limerick, Galway and Tipperary assisted with resources and equipment. The Dublin Civil Defence Hagglund crew also assisted during the course of the visit. President Trump’s personal physician took time… Read More

Commander John Gold meets President Higgins

10 June 2019

Dublin Civil Defence Commander John Gold and his grandson Adam Gold met with President Higgins at the Áras an Uachtarán Garden Party on Saturday 8th June 2019.

Retirement of Jos Kirby

5 June 2019

A function was held in Limerick last night to mark the retirement of Jos Kirby as Civil Defence Officer. Jos served as CDO for 14 years, originally as CDO for Limerick County. Since the of the City and County Units in 2014, Jos served jointly as CDO alongside Cecilia O’Flaherty. We wish Jos well in… Read More

Annual Famine Commemoration Ceremony

29 May 2019

Sligo was the host for this year’s Annual Commeration of the Great Famine and a beautiful ceremony was held in Stephens Street car park on Sunday 19th May. Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and The Minister for Arts and Culture, Josepha Madigan together with 45 Ambassadors from countries around the world, Mayor of Sligo Rosaleen O’Grady and… Read More

Barrettstown – Dublin Mountain Challenge 2019

27 May 2019

The Dublin Mountain Challenge was held on Sunday 26th May 2019 in support of Barrettstown. Dublin Civil Defence provided Medical, Rescue and Welfare cover for this event. There were 136 Volunteers on duty, utilising 37 Vehicles and a wonderful hot meal was provided for 560 participants and Volunteers.

Paul Kehoe T.D, Minister with Responsibility for Defence provides an update on Civil Defence’s licence to operate from PHECC

16 May 2019

Today Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. provided an update on the ongoing engagement between the Department of Defence, senior officials from the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and with representatives of the Local Authorities through the County and City Managers Association (CCMA).  All three parties met yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 15 May…. Read More

Civil Defence & Darkness into Light 2019

13 May 2019

47 Meath Civil Defence members turned out on Saturday morning, 11th May to provide Ambulance and First Aid cover at Darkness into Light walks in four separate locations – Fairyhouse, Moynalty, Navan and Trim. Between all four walks there were upwards of 10,000 participants supporting Pieta House. Many members of Clare Civil Defence got out… Read More

New Headquarters for Monaghan Civil Defence

13 May 2019

Construction is well underway for the new headquarters for Monaghan Civil Defence. This is being built alongside the Fire Station at Monaghan town. The volunteers expect to be in their new purpose built training facility by the end of the year.