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Limerick Civil Defence – Presentation Night

14 October 2021

Limerick Civil Defence had a Certificate and Long Service medals Presentation on Tuesday night, 12th October for the Limerick Civil Defence COVID-19 team. Guests in attendance included the following: – Cllr Tom Ruddle, Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick City and County Council Dr. Pat Daly, Chief Executive Kieran Lehane, Director of… Read More


Radio Communications – Letterkenny University Hospital, Donegal. 9th October 2021

11 October 2021

On Saturday evening 9th October, Donegal Civil Defence Officer, Edel Flynn received a call from the HSE Regional Chief Emergency Management Officer informing her that Letterkenny University Hospital had experienced a shut down on its internal phone system and as a backup, requested assistance from Civil Defence to set up a radio system within the… Read More


Laois Civil Defence rescue three Spanish tourists on Slieve Blooms

8 October 2021

Members of Laois Civil Defence was activated on Thursday evening, 7th October to rescue three people in distress on the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Three Spanish tourists, one of which is a wheelchair user, became lost in a part of the mountain. They had rented a car and had travelled into the Slieve Blooms near Clonaslee…. Read More


COVID-19 (2021 Report July-September)

7 October 2021

From 1st July to 30th September 2021 Civil Defence completed 821 COVID-19 related taskings while providing sustained support to communities throughout the country. Support was also provided to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. During the third quarter of 2021: A daily average of 17 Civil Defence volunteers provided a daily average of 88 volunteer hours…. Read More


Cork West CD – Annual Training Camp on Bere Island -18th & 19th of September 2021

30 September 2021

The camp was attended by: Cork West CDO & ACO; 35 Cork West Volunteers and 5 extraordinary guest speakers. After a long and busy 18 months of Covid-19, the theme of this year’s camp was ‘Team Building’ and ‘Communication’. While volunteers have been busy completing individual tasks throughout Covid-19, the aim of the camp was… Read More


Roscommon Civil Defence Search Operation 28th September 2021

29 September 2021

Roscommon Civil Defence was requested activated by An Garda Síochána, Castlerea just before lunch time on Tuesday 28th September to assist in the search for a missing person in the Castlerea (Demesne area) in County Roscommon. During the response various assets of the organisation were deployed to assist in the search operation including Search Managers,… Read More


Cork Volunteers Operational Hours Report

29 September 2021

Audio report on Cork County volunteer operational hours over the last 18 months. https://public-api.truehawkmedia.ie/dereferer/derefer?token=eyJhbGciOiJIUzUxMiJ9.eyJwYXlsb2FkIjp7Im5ld3NfaWQiOjI5MDI4MjkyNzAsIm5ld3NyYWRhcl9pZCI6MjM5MzcsInBkZl9jb25maWdfaWQiOm51bGx9fQ.3sbgo2tclZQIraAUS2kLmIxafM5aZrvLMhKiK7AdTy–tDvHi7FXZ0E1NTjSidrEXZnR0XGgRLFZvfSz87XlfQ&locale=en


Celebrating Fionn Barry – Honorary Junior Paramedic

8 September 2021

Cork North Civil Defence took a break from their usual duties on Tuesday the 7th September, to help Fionn celebrate becoming an honorary junior paramedic with the National Ambulance Service.  Fionn is a very special young man and it was an honour to be part of this special day along with the National Ambulance Service,… Read More


75th Anniversary of the Irish Naval Service

6 September 2021

On Saturday 4th September 2021, Cork South Civil Defence along with colleagues from Cork West Civil Defence, Cork North Civil Defence, Cork City Civil Defence, RNLI Crosshaven Lifeboat Station, Ballycotton RNLI, Mallow Search and Rescue, Blackwater Sub Aqua Club, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Port of Cork Customs and Irish Coast Guard attended… Read More


Cork South/West/North/City – Inter agency Boat Duty – 75th Irish Naval Service Anniversary

6 September 2021

On Saturday 4th September 2021, Cork South Civil Defence along with colleagues from Cork West Civil Defence, Cork North Civil Defence, Cork City Civil Defence, RNLI Crosshaven Lifeboat Station, Ballycotton RNLI, Mallow Search and Rescue, Blackwater Sub Aqua Club, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Port of Cork Customs and Irish Coast Guard attended… Read More