Clare Search – Sixmilebridge

December 5, 2018

Clare Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Wednesday morning, 5th December to assist in the search for a 60 year-old lady who was reported missing on Sunday 2nd December. Clare members, assisted by members form the Galway and Tipperary Units conducted a River Search in the environs of Sixmilebridge and the Drone Unit… Read More

Off -Road Driver Training

December 3, 2018

On Saturday 1st December Mayo Civil Defence volunteers participated in a 4 wheel drive off-road driving course conducted by Terrafirma in Balla, Co Mayo. Those in attendance received some invaluable and potentially life-saving tips as well as great experience in the use of 4X4 vehicles in slippery and muddy conditions.

Volunteer Consultation Meetings

November 29, 2018

The Civil Defence Branch would like to thank all volunteers that attended the eight regional consultation meetings announced by the Minister for Defence on 15 October 2018.  We would like to remind volunteers that they can still make a submission up to the closing date of 14 December 2018. The submission form is on the… Read More

Media Coverage from Drone Awards Ceremony 24/11/2018

November 27, 2018

Below are links to the various media coverage from the awards ceremony last Saturday 24th November 2018,for 43 Civil Defence volunteers, who recently completed a Drone pilot training programme. The Daily Mirror Irish Independent News article from News article from  

National Radiation Exercise

November 26, 2018

On Sunday, 25th November 2018 Civil Defence exercised its response to a potential nuclear fallout hitting these shores as a result of a nuclear industrial accident abroad. The exercise required the activation of every Civil Defence radiation monitoring team across the country. The exercise commenced with the issuing of a message from national headquarters to… Read More

Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D., attends Awarding of Drone Licences

November 24, 2018

          24/11/2018   Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D., attends Awarding of Drone Licences to 43 Civil Defence Volunteers Today Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D., attended an awards ceremony for 43 Civil Defence volunteers who recently completed a Drone pilot training programme. Successful completion of this… Read More

Volunteer Consultation Meeting, 28th November 2018 – Claremorris, Co Mayo

November 23, 2018

The final volunteer consultation meeting will take place on Wednesday next, 28th November at the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, Co Mayo. All volunteers are encouraged to attend this meeting which will run from 8pm to 10 pm. This is your opportunity to have your say on the future development of Civil Defence.  

Boat Rescue on River Shannon

November 23, 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence Water Unit came to the assistance of two separate cruisers whilst patrolling on the River Shannon this week, the first cruiser which had two persons on board lost power while approaching Roosky Lock Gates. The Roscommon crew effected a rescue to prevent a collision with a second cruiser which was marooned on… Read More

Dublin CD Annual Memorial Mass and Medal Presentation

November 20, 2018

Dublin Civil Defence held their Annual Service for Deceased Members on Sunday 18th November 2018 in McKee Army Barracks. This was held in conjunction with a presentation of long service medals. Special thanks to the Colour Party and to the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Nial Ring, Cllr. Eimer Higgins from South Dublin Co Co,… Read More

Missing Person Search – Roscommon

November 19, 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence were called by the Gardaí at 12:08 on Friday 16th November 2018 to search for a man who was reported missing the previous evening. Volunteers from Roscommon Civil Defence, Search and Rescue unit, Water unit and Unmanned Aerial System’s Unit were deployed to assist the Garda Siochana in the search. Our search… Read More