Clare – Search & Rescue, 4th March 2020

5 March 2020

At 8.45pm on Wednesday 4th March, Clare Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána assist in the search for Father and Daughter reported missing in a densely wooded area approximately six miles from Ennis.  The Father had contacted Gardaí to explain that they had become disorientated while out walking, and had no idea where… Read More

Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts: February /March

4 March 2020

Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts, Feb/Mar 2020 19 February – to Date: Civil Defence members in four units, utilising 4WD Vehicles, a High Axle Vehicle,  and other equipment have been activated to assist in the areas worst affected by flooding before and after Storm Jorge since 19th February.  Clare Activated since 19th February – Transporting isolated… Read More

COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

2 March 2020

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DIY SOS – February 2020

28 February 2020

Over eleven days, Limerick Civil Defence along with colleagues from Clare and Galway Civil Defence volunteered their time alongside countless tradesmen to renovate the home of 13-year-old Amy Mulcahy, who was involved in an accident this time last year which left her dependent on the use of a wheelchair. On Thursday 20th February, hundreds of… Read More

New Civil Defence Volunteer and Equipment Management System

26 February 2020

  The Department of Defence is seeking to install a new Civil Defence Volunteer and Equipment Management System. We are seeking a system which will record volunteer details, help manage training, record operations and also assist with stock control and with vehicle and equipment management. It is envisaged that the new system will allow remote… Read More

Clare – Severe Weather Relief Efforts

25 February 2020

Clare Civil Defence was assisted by their colleagues from Kerry Civil Defence who lent them their Unimog Vehicle to assist with their flood response efforts in Springfield, Co Clare. The vehicle is making the operation  so much safer for all involved. Kudos to the Clare Civil Defence members who have been responding to the situation… Read More

Louth Civil Defence – Search Operation

25 February 2020

Louth Civil Defence was contacted by the Gardaí on Friday night 21st Feb to assist with a missing person search in the Dundalk area. Volunteers commenced ground searching on Saturday morning 22nd Feb and utilised their drone to search the mudflats in the area that were inaccessible to boats. This continued until dark. Searching re-commenced… Read More

Kilkenny Search – River Nore

17 February 2020

On Monday 10th February Kilkenny Civil Defence was tasked by Kilkenny/Carlow Gardaí to assist in a missing person search of the River Nore, along with Rescue 117, Kilkenny Fire & Rescue, Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club and the Ambulance Service. Throughout the week additional assistance was provided by the specialist Tipperary Civil Defence Drone Team, the… Read More

Clare Civil Defence Award

17 February 2020

Clare Civil Defence was awarded the Gold Award in the category of Emergency Response Person/Team of the Year at the All Ireland Community & Council Awards 2020 at an awards ceremony held in Croke Park on Saturday 15th February.  Clare Civil Defence was nominated by Clare County Counicil for the award.  A presentation was submitted… Read More

Civil Defence 2020 Magazine

12 February 2020

This year’s publication of the Civil Defence Magazine is now available through your Civil Defence Officer. Click on the link below for a soft copy of the magazine. Civil Defence Magazine 2020