Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2019-2020

6 November 2019

The Government today launched the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2019 -2020 Information Campaign focusing this year on the different colour codings associated with Met Éireann weather warnings. The campaign was jointly launched by Minister with responsibility for Defence and Chairman of the Government Taskforce, Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D., Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Heather Humphreys… Read More

Dublin Civil Defence – Cold Weather Shelter

25 October 2019

Dublin Civil Defence opened a Cold Weather Shelter for the Homeless this week and it will remain open until March 2020. There are 20 beds in the facility which are offered through Dublin City Council Homeless Section.  

Cork North Civil Defence – Missing Person Search, Castlelyons

23 October 2019

Cork North Civil Defence was activated by Fermoy Gardaí to assist in a Missing Person Search shortly after midnight on Wednesady 23rd October in the Castlelyons area. Also involved in the search was Rescue 115 Coast Guard Helicopter from Shannon, Cork County Fire Service from Fermoy and Cork Missing Person Search and Recovery. Thankfully shortly… Read More

Sligo Presentations

17 October 2019

Marcella Fitzpatrick received her 20 year service medal at a recent Sligo Civil Defence presentation ceremony. Annie Feeney on her recent retirement from Sligo Civil Defence.

Emergency Services Open Day, Ballymote, Co Sligo

17 October 2019

Sligo Civil Defence were invited to Ballymote Garda station along with many other emergency services on Saturday 12th October.  Although it was a very wet day there was a great turnout with people travelling from as far away as Galway to have the opportunity to explore a Garda Station and to view the Emergency Services… Read More

National Powerboat Certificate Course Waterford

17 October 2019

Last weekend participants from Kilkenny and Wexford Civil Defence Units attended and passed their National Powerboat Certificate Course. The course was run by Waterford City Powerboat Training Centre in Waterford City on the river Suir. Waterford City Civil Defence Powerboat Training Centre is an Irish Sailing and Royal Yachting Association Accredited training centre and also… Read More

Election Process of National Volunteer Representative to Inter Agency Guidance Team (IGT), 12th October 2019

16 October 2019

The former national volunteer representative on the Inter Agency guidance Team (IGT) Mr. Fergal Conroy, notified the Civil Defence Branch of the Department of Defence that he was stepping down on 26th July 2019. This was as a result of his appointment as Civil Defence Officer in Roscommon. It was therefore necessary to select a… Read More

Dunmanus Bay Search (Oct 10th-13th 2019)

16 October 2019

Cork West Civil Defence were tasked by An Garda Síochána at 9am on 10th October to assist in the search for a missing fisherman in Dunmanus Bay, Co Cork. Civil Defence drone and search response teams worked in conjunction with local IRCG units on shoreline searches, whilst Cork West boat crew and other search RIBs… Read More

Missing Person Search Carrigtouhill

15 October 2019

Cork North Civil Defence were activated by An Garda Síochána at 8.15 this morning to assist with the search for a missing person in Carrigtouhill.  11 Civil Defence volunteers between both Cork North and Cork City were on duty for the search . This afternoon the remains were recovered (RIP).

New jeep to support the work of Wexford Civil Defence

15 October 2019

Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe, T.D. was at Wexford County Council Headquarters on Friday last 11 October where he presented the keys of a brand new jeep to Wexford Civil Defence.  The €34,000 4 x wheel drive Ford Ranger Crew-Cab was specifically selected for its capacity to deal with the often challenging conditions faced by Civil Defence crews… Read More