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Press Statement Issued by the Dept of Housing, Planning and Local Government

October 1, 2019

Please see the attached Press Statement issued by the Dept of Housing, Planning and Local Government following this afternoon’s NECG meeting on Lorenzo. The next meeting will take place tomorrow morning (Wednesday the 2nd October) in the NECC at 10:30 Am followed by a possible Press Conference immediately afterwards. NECG Press Statement 01102019


National Ploughing Championships 2019

September 18, 2019

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris visited the Drone & CPR demonstrations at the Civil Defence stand on Day 1 of the Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Co Carlow.  


Listowel Races 2019

September 13, 2019

Kerry Civil Defence are on duty for the seven days of Listowel Harvest Festival Raceweek (Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th September) . The unit has  three Ambulances, two 4WD Vehicles and two First-Aid Crews working alongside four doctors.  


National Ploughing Championships

September 13, 2019

All are welcome to visit the Civil Defence stand at this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Co Carlow from Tuesday 17th September to Thursday 19th September. The Civil Defence display area is located within the Government of Ireland Village at Block 4 – Row 19 – Stand 418. On the display is, A communications… Read More


Work Begins on New Clare Civil Defence Headquarters

September 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 12 September 2019 Clare County Council today signed contracts with Jada Kelly RAC Joint Venture for the delivery of a €2.7 million upgrade and refurbishment of a building in the Quin Road Industrial Estate in Ennis, which will become the new location for the Clare Civil Defence Headquarters. The Quin Road Campus… Read More


Successful Clare Search Operation

September 12, 2019

Clare Civil Defence was activated on Wednesday morning, 11th September to assist in the search for a missing teenager in the Whitegate area of Co Clare. There was a successful outcome to the operation when the young lady was located by some of our colleagues in Killaloe Coast Guard and was then assessed and treated… Read More


World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2019

September 10, 2019

“Working Together to Prevent Suicide” is the theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday 10th September and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge.  The World Health Organisation estimate that nearly a million people die by suicide each year.  For every person who completes… Read More


National Services Day 2019

September 9, 2019

On Saturday 7th September the biggest gathering of services in the state took place in Dublin in the form of the National Services Day Parade 2019.  Civil Defence participated, showcasing our top-of- the-range equipment and dedicated volunteer members. The event and Civil Defence received some very welcome PR in the form of a feature on Friday… Read More


35th Annual Warriors Run, Strandhill, Sligo

September 4, 2019

Sligo Civil Defence provided first aid cover and communications for the 35th Warriors Run on Saturday 24th August at which 1200 runners ran the 15K route which takes in running up to the summit  of Knocknarea and around the Cairn on top and back down to Strandhill. The winner this year hailed from Switzerland.  … Read More


Clare Civil Defence Member’s Heroic Life Saving Effort

September 3, 2019

Whilst on a recent recreational day out in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Mario Miotto a senior member of Clare Civil Defence and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) trained by Clare Civil Defence, came across a 69 year old gentleman at the entrance to a shop who was in Cardiac Arrest. Mario  immediately began CPR and requested… Read More