Galway Civil Defence – Drive By

9 June 2020

On Saturday 6th June all 5 units of Galway Civil Defence, namely Loughrea, Clonberne, Galway City, Oranmore and Ballinasloe participated in a drive by with a convoy of 19 vehicles to show their support for two very valued members of the unit. Commander Robert Rosbotham and Officer Margaret Hoare of the Loughrea unit were scheduled… Read More

Dublin Search – Glencullen

8 June 2020

Dublin Civil Defence was activated on Sunday 7th June to assist in the search for a missing person in Glencullen. Active during a 9 hour search operation were 16 volunteers, 2 Drone Teams, 2 Search Dogs, 1 Operational Support Vehicle, 4 Jeeps, 2 K9 Vehicles, 1 Minibus and 1 Search Rescue Truck. Unfortunately the search… Read More

Press Release

8 June 2020

Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. announces the allocation of 32 new four-wheel drive vehicles to Civil Defence units throughout the country Today Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. announced the allocation of 32 new four-wheel drive vehicles to Civil Defence units throughout the country. This will further enhance the Civil… Read More

Thank You Message from HSE Community Healthcare West

4 June 2020

Thank you video from HSE Community Healthcare West staff, incorporating members from Galway Civil Defence, National Ambulance Service, Defence Forces Ireland, An Garda Síochána, Western Care Association, GMIT and NUI Galway.

Forest Fire – Ravensdale

4 June 2020

On Sunday 31st May Louth Civil Defence was activated to provide drone assistance at the scene of a large forest fire in the Ravensdale area of County Louth. Volunteers responded quickly, providing vital aerial footage of the fire, which was live streamed to a screeen at the command post which aided Fire Officers in their… Read More

Lough Mask Search & Recovery

3 June 2020

On the evening of 1st June Mayo Civil Defence was activated by the Irish Coastguard and An Garda Síochána to respond to an incident at Lough Mask, Tourmakeady after it was reported that a young boy had entered the water. Civil Defence responded and arrived to the scene with a search team, boat and drone… Read More

Meath Search Operation

25 May 2020

The search for a missing man continued in the Walterstown area, south of Navan, Co Meath on Sunday 24th May. Unfortunately, the search concluded without success. The Meath Civil Defence boat crew was activated using side scan sonar and underwater camera equipment. The search has been ongoing since early on Thursday morning, 21st May. Civil… Read More

Frontline Star of the Week – Tim O’Halloran

25 May 2020

Civil Defence member, Tim O’Halloran has made the shortlist for The Frontline Star of the week. Tim O Halloran joined Civil Defence in 1998 and is a member of the Tipperary Unit. Tim completed his EMT course in 2016 and has been on call since the start of the COVID-19 crisis to carry out ambulatory… Read More

News Article from The Enniscorthy Guardian

19 May 2020

News article from The Enniscorthy Guardian today about Wexford Civil Defence    

Mary Tavey, Monaghan Civil Defence – RIP

16 May 2020

Mary Tavey, a valued member of Monaghan Civil Defence died peacefully today.   She will be sadly missed by all, particularly her colleagues in the Carrickmacross Unit.  May she rest in peace.