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Skibbereen Search

January 29, 2019

Cork West Civil Defence was tasked on 26th January by the Garda divisional search manager to assist in the search operation for a missing person in the Skibbereen area.  The search area was focused on the southern side of the Ilen River between Kennedy Bridge and New Bridge in Skibbereen, as well as Inishbeg Island… Read More


Limerick Civil Defence Awards Ceremony

January 24, 2019

Limerick Civil Defence held their annual awards presentation ceremony on Tuesday 22nd January at their headquarters on the Dock Road. The Mayor of Limerick Councillor James Collins presented a large number of certificates to both newly recruited and long standing members of the organisation. Also present at the ceremony were Caroline Corley representing Limerick City… Read More


Donegal – Severe Weather Efforts

January 23, 2019

Donegal Civil Defence was activated at approximately 10pm on Tuesday night, 22nd January to provide a 4X4 Ambulance to the Inishowen  area. The mountain roads between Carndonagh and Drumfries and Grainnes Gap between Muff and Buncrana were impassable due to snow and ice.  Four Civil Defence Volunteers transported patients from affected areas to the HSE… Read More


Dáil Éireann – 100th Anniversary

January 22, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence was tasked with providing medical cover at the 100th Anniversary Ceremony in the Mansion House on Monday 21st January 2019.  


Missing Person Search – Tipperary

January 15, 2019

Tipperary Civil Defence were tasked at 2am, last Saturday morning the 12th January by Thurles Gardai to assist with the search for a missing person in the Thurles area. After a number of hours searching using ground crews and the K9 unit the person was located safe and well.


Galway Search – January 2019

January 14, 2019

Galway Civil Defence Boat  and Drone Units were activated on Friday 11th January to assist the Costelloe Bay Unit of the Irish Coastguard in the search for a missing man. The search continued on Saturday 12th January. When Rescue 115 was tasked to the search area Civil Defence ceased drone operations.


A message from Paul Kehoe TD, Minister with Responsibility for Defence

December 21, 2018

As the year comes to a close I want to send Christmas greetings to all those involved in Civil Defence, both volunteers and Civil Defence Officers. Civil Defence had another very busy year. Storm Emma in March affected almost every part of the country. Civil Defence volunteers did fantastic work in supporting the Health Service,… Read More


Waterford Search – Ballymacarbry, 18th December 2018

December 18, 2018

Waterford Civil Defence Unit were deployed today, 18th December 2018 by An Garda Síochána to assist in the search for a person reported missing since Saturday night/Sunday morning. 15 Civil Defence members, consisting of members of Waterford Civil Defence, assisted by the Waterford and Tipperary Drone teams and the Tipperary K9, Search Dog Unit conducted… Read More


Galway – Road Safety Demonstration

December 6, 2018

On Tuesday 4th December 2018 a ‘Road Safety Car Demonstration’ was held in Rosmuc, for the schools in Rosmuc and Carna areas of Galway. A simulated motor vehicle accident was the focal point of the day, involving participation from Galway Fire Service, Carraroe Fire Service Unit, An Garda Siochana, Roads Policing Unit, local Gardai, Civil… Read More


Longford – AXA Roadshow

December 5, 2018

Longford Civil Defence Volunteers assisted the Fire service in the extrication and First Aid Treatment of a casualty at The AXA Road Safety Show, run in conjunction with Longford County Council on 5TH December in the Backstage Theatre. The staged car accident was held for TY Students, who then attended a Road Safety show featuring… Read More