Hometown Heroes – Amanda O’Donovan, Cork City CD

18 February 2021

The Echo Live are running a series on Hometown Heroes.  The latest edition is based on Cork City volunteer Amanda O’Donovan, who gives a great insight into being a volunteer with Civil Defence. Click on the photo below to read the full article:  

Jerusalema Dance Challenge – Cork City Civil Defence

17 February 2021

Volunteers from Cork City Civil Defence took part in the Jerusalema Challenge over the weekend.  They showcased Civil Defence and Cork brilliantly with limited numbers while also adhering to Covid-19 guidelines. Well done all involved.

Galway Search Operations

16 February 2021

Galway Civil Defence conducted a search of the Inner Galway Bay Area (Boats, Sonar and SUA) on Saturday 5th February for missing persons in the area. On Sunday evening, 6th February Galway Civil Defence was notified of a female reported entering the water on the River Corrib, in the area of the Quincentenary Bridge. Galway… Read More

Civil Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts, February 2021

15 February 2021

Civil Defence members in 4 units, utilising 4WD Vehicles were activated to assist in the areas worst affected by snowfall over the weekend of 11th February – 13th February.  Monaghan Activated 11th February & 13th February – Transporting HSE Care Staff member from Ballybay to Monaghan and return; Assisting St Vincent De Paul with delivery… Read More

Mayo Civil Defence – Search Operations

8 February 2021

Mayo Civil Defence members responded to a number of incidents over the weekend (6th & 7th February 2021) in support of An Garda Síochána/Primary Response Agencies. On Saturday morning 6th February, An Garda Síochána, Ballina activated Mayo Civil Defence to assist in the search for a missing elderly vulnerable person. The Search & Rescue Unit immediately… Read More

Wicklow Civil Defence – Flood Relief Efforts

5 February 2021

On Saturday 30th January Wicklow Civil Defence volunteers responded to assist Wicklow Fire Service at flooding incidents throughout the County. Areas mainly affected were Rathnew,Kilcoole and Kilmacanogue. Attached, is an article from the Wicklow News

Kerry’s Eye Report: Civil Defence Volunteers Demand Vaccines

5 February 2021

Kerry’s Eye News Report March 2021             Kerry’s Eye News Report.pdf  

Clare Search Operation

27 January 2021

On Tuesday morning, 26th January, Clare Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist with a search for a missing person. They had received a report of a 70 year-old male who had not been seen since the day before. This was out of character for the gentleman in question. An aerial search… Read More

Search Operation – Fermoy, Co Cork

25 January 2021

The 10-day search of Fermoy and its surrounding areas concluded on Saturday 23rd January with the recovery of the missing person (RIP). Cork North Civil Defence Unit received assistance from volunteers from Tipperary, Cork West, Cork City and Waterford County in addition to drone units. Mallow Search and Rescue provided assistance with the recovery. The… Read More

Report of Civil Defence COVID-19 related support during 2020

14 January 2021

From 17th March to 31st December Civil Defence completed 5,420 taskings while providing sustained support to communities throughout the country. Support was also provided to the Department of Justice and Equality and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.   During this 290 day period: A daily average of 38 Civil Defence volunteers provided a daily average… Read More