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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, T.D, pays tribute to the significant contribution of Civil Defence to the national response to COVID-19.

20 April 2020

Today at Dublin Civil Defence Headquarters, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, T.D, and Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe T.D, paid tribute to the significant contribution of Civil Defence and its volunteers to the national response to COVID-19. Nationally Civil Defence has over 3,500 volunteer members who are trained in a variety of disciplines including… Read More


Cork City CD News Report in the Evening Echo 15th April 2020

20 April 2020

Link below to a news report about Civil Defence from last Wednesday’s Evening Echo Evening Echo News Report on 15th April 2020


Donation of Tipperary Water from C&C Gleeson to Civil Defence Nationally

20 April 2020

C&C Glesson has very generously donated bottles of Tipperary Water to Civil Defence which is being distributed nationally. Pictured below are volunteers from Kerry and Longford Civil Defence Units collecting their allocation.


Kildare Water Rescue

17 April 2020

Kildare Civil Defence assisted the Fire Service and Gardaí in a successful water rescue operation on Thursday night, 16th April 2020.


Getting Through Covid-19 Together

15 April 2020

Getting Through Covid19 Together  is a good resource website for all in these difficult times.


Kerry Gorse Fire Patrols

9 April 2020

Kerry Civil Defence have been tasked to conduct gorse Fire Patrols from 10am to 6pm daily commenciing on Friday 10th April and continuing through to Monday 13th April at three different locations. There will be six volunteers on duty for each of the 8 hour shifts.


Cork City CD News Report in the Evening Echo 2nd April 2020

3 April 2020


COVID 19 – Essential Workers

28 March 2020

Update 28 March 2020  You will be aware of the extra restrictions announced by the Taoiseach on Friday 27 March 2020. This requires everyone to stay at home for the next 14 days. There are exceptions and one is for essential workers which Civil Defence Officers and volunteers fit into. The full list is published… Read More


Loss of Earnings Scheme for Civil Defence Volunteers due to COVID-19 Illness

24 March 2020

In line with Government policy arising from the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Defence has introduced an illness loss of earnings scheme for Civil Defence volunteers who are activated during the COVID-19 crisis. The scheme relates to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 illness as a result of being involved in Civil Defence duties. It will cover… Read More


PHECC COVID‐19 Advisory.

20 March 2020

PHECC COVID‐19 Advisory v1 20th March 2020 To: All PHECC Responders, Registered Practitioners, Recognised Institutions, Approved Training Instructions and Licensed CPG Providers. Dear Colleagues, The global pandemic of SARS NCOV2 (COVID‐19) has resulted in significant challenges and changes in how healthcare (including pre‐hospital care) is being delivered in Ireland. This innovation and flexibility is likely… Read More