News

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.     


Cork North Volunteers Delivering First Communion Gifts

16 May 2020

Cork North Civil Defence volunteers delivering First Communion gifts for Rahan National school &  Scoil Aonghusa Community National School to their pupils who should be making their first holy communion this weekend. Lovely idea from the schools. Thanks to the volunteers.


Death Notice – Tom Stack, CDO in Sligo 1951 and Leitrim 1952

15 May 2020

The death has occurred of Tom StackLifford rd., Ennis, Clare / Moyvane, Kerry Tom Stack – Lifford Ennis, Co. Clare & formerly of Moyvane, Co. Kerry (Retired Chief Fire Officer, Clare Co. Council) Peacefully, at home – May 12th, 2020. Dearly loved husband of Joan & loving father of Deirdre, Eibhlín, James, Pauline & Tommy,… Read More


Irish Daily Star News Article 14th May 2020

14 May 2020

The Irish Daily Star visited Meath Civil Defence on Wednesday the 13th May.  Attached is the news article from Michael O’Toole reporting on their visit. Daily Star News Article on Meath CD 14th May 2020      


Laois Search Operation

14 May 2020

Laois Civil Defence was activated at 1pm on Wednesday 13th May to assist in the land search for a missing person in the environs of Portlaoise.   Four Civil Defence Drone Units were in operation – Laois Galway, Westmeath and Tipperary. In total, 21 volunteer members were on duty, assisted by 8 4WD vehicles, 1 4WD… Read More


Carlow Search Operation

14 May 2020

Carlow Civil Defence was activated to assist in a search for a missing person at 9am on Wednesday 13th May.   A river search was conducted using two boats, one of which was equipped with sonar.  A search of the river banks was also conducted with a total of 12 volunteers active. Carlow Civil Defence received… Read More


News Report on Civil Defence from Sunday Independent 3rd May 2020

3 May 2020

News article on Civil Defence taken from todays Sunday Independent Sunday Independent News Report


Roscommon Search Deployment

1 May 2020

On Wednesday evening 29th April Roscommon Civil Defence was activated by Roscommon Garda Station for assistance in a search for a missing male in the Knockcroghery area of Co. Roscommon. The man was spotted near the railway line south of Knockcroghery in the Athlone direction. The initial request was for a drone team to do… Read More


Brian Connery, Cork North Civil Defence Volunteer 1980 – 2020

27 April 2020

Brian Connery sadly passed away on the 21st of April after a long battle with illness. Brian was known to all as “Chopper” his nickname, the origins of which are now a state secret. Chopper has been a member of Cork North Civil Defence since he joined in 1996 at the age of 16. Nearly… Read More