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Additional Civil Defence Funding Announced by Minister Kehoe

November 8, 2019

Minister Kehoe announces Allocation of additional €1 million to Civil Defence. Today the Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. confirmed the allocation of an additional €1 million to his Department’s Civil Defence Budget. The additional €1 million was secured from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The Minister expressed his appreciation to his Ministerial colleague, Minister Canney who recently announced €62 million in Government funding for rural regeneration and development projects across… Read More


Missing Person Search – Cork North

November 7, 2019

Cork North Civil Defence were requested by the local gardaí yesterday  to a missing person search in the Cork North area.  Crews responded promptly and thankfully the person was found safe and well. Thanks to all the volunteers that made themselves available for the search.


Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2019-2020

November 6, 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

October 25, 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

October 23, 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

October 17, 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

October 17, 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

October 17, 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

October 16, 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)

October 16, 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