Climb with Charlie / Climb with John (3rd April), Slieve Snaght Mouintains, Inishowen

7 April 2022

Day 2 of the ‘Climb with Charlie’ event was held on Sunday 3rd April in Inishowen, Donegal on the Slieve Snaght Mountains. Slieve Snaght is a mountain in the middle of the Inishowen peninsula. It rises to a height of 615 metres, making it the highest mountain in Inishowen, and is one of the northernmost… Read More

Donegal Civil Defence ‘Climb Errigal Together’ ( 2nd April 2022)

7 April 2022

Hundreds of people from the North West scaled Donegal’s highest peak for the ‘Climb Errigal Together’ event. All proceeds from the challenge are going to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House. The climb in the heart of the Donegal gaeltacht, was one of 150 that had been organised nationally as part of… Read More

Be Summer Ready

6 April 2022

Press Release Launch of the Government’s ‘Be Summer-Ready’ Information Campaign   The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2022 Public Safety Information Campaign. This campaign provides advice across a wide range of topics on staying safe this summer. The focus of this campaign is to “Minding your Mental Health this Summer”. The campaign was jointly… Read More

Kerry’s Eye Article – March 2022

30 March 2022

Kerry Eye Article, twin volunteers

Clare Civil Defence – New York St Patricks Day

29 March 2022

Clare Civil Defence – New York 2022 Fifteen members of Clare Civil Defence, accompanied by the Civil Defence Officer and the Chief Fire Officer, travelled to New York to participate in the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade. The group travelled at the invitation of the County Clare Patriotic, Benevolent & Social Association of New… Read More

How the People of Buttenvant Transformed a Convent for People Fleeing Ukraine

24 March 2022

The Irish Examiner newspaper today reported on how the people of Buttevant, at the direction of Cork North Civil Defence, transformed an old convent that has been lying idle for more than four years for almost 50 Ukrainian refugees in a few short hours last Friday. Well done to all involved:  

Day of Remembrance and Reflection – 20th March 2022

23 March 2022

On sunday 20th March Tipperary CDO, Dolores Fahey was honoured and priveleged to represent Civil Defence at the National Day of Remembrance and Reflection held in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. The ceremony remembered all those who lost their lives during the pandemic and to pay tribute to those who helped us all endure… Read More

Kerry Forestry Rally

25 February 2022

Kerry Civil Defence, alongside Irish Red Cross crews from Clonakilty and Cashel, provided five ambulances to the Killarney Forestry Rally on Sunday 20th February last. The event saw over 90 competitors enter into the rally over six stages. Kerry Civil Defence Emergency Medical Technicians, followed by Paramedics from Kerry Civil Defence and an Advanced Paramedic… Read More

Galway City Search Operation

24 February 2022

On Thursday morning, 24th February 2022 Galway Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in a multi-agency search of the City waterways for a missing person.  Galway Civil Defence boat crew was deployed to conduct a search of the Upper River Corrib to the Salmon Weir. The search was completed in approximately… Read More

Storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin 16th -21st February 2002

22 February 2022

Civil Defence Units countrywide have been on standby for deployment since 16th February 2022. Donegal: The Donegal Local Authority Severe Weather Assessment Team have been meeting regularly since the forecast storms. On Wednesday 16th February Civil Defence was activated to pre-deploy sandbags to the Clarendon Drive, New Row and the pier area of Donegal Town…. Read More