DCU Research

24 November 2020

Research undertaken by DCU with a number of organisations including Civil Defence during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Mayo – Missing Person Search 21st-22nd November 2020

24 November 2020

On Friday evening 20th November, Mayo Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in a Missing Persons Search operation in the Killala area of north Co Mayo . Civil Defence Volunteers were mobilised and 11 members arrived onsite at 9am on Saturday 21st November, which consisted of a Drone team and two… Read More

Allocation of Additional €1 Million to Civil Defence

16 November 2020

Minister Coveney announces Allocation of Additional €1 million to Civil Defence. Today the Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D. confirmed the allocation of an additional €1 million to his Department’s Civil Defence budget for 2021. The additional €1 million was allocated under the Dormant Accounts Action Plan for 2021. Minister… Read More

Be Winter Ready Campaign

4 November 2020 @emergencyIE      #bewinterready Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2020-2021 Government Task Force on Emergency Planning   ‘Be Winter Ready’ The Government today launched the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2020 -2021 Information Campaign. The campaign was jointly launched by the Minister for Defence as Chair of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning, Mr. Simon Coveney… Read More

Resilience & Wellbeing Campaign

30 October 2020

An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D, and Minister of State for the Department of Health, with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan T.D., have today (Thursday October 29th) launched the “Keep Well” campaign which aims to support people and communities to mind… Read More

Offaly COVID-19 Marathon Tasking

28 October 2020

Following engagement of a courier service by the HSE, Offaly Civil Defence have ceased their tasking of transporting COVID-19 samples to the ENFER Laboratory Naas.  As part of their COVID-19 support duties, the Offaly unit transported samples on a continuous basis from 17th March to 25th October – truly a marathon tasking and worthy of… Read More

HSE ‘Bubbles’ Campaign

22 October 2020

This new COVID campaign from the HSE is aimed primarily at a younger audience but with a message for us all. Our bubbles mean protection and the ad aims to make the invisible visible, showing how the protective actions that we take help to keep us and the people we love safe. It also shows… Read More

Cork City – Flood Relief Efforts 19th & 20th October 2020

22 October 2020

Cork City Civil Defence was activated on Monday 19th October to assist with flood relief efforts due to rising floodwaters throughout Cork City. Volunteers responded following a request from the Flood Relief Group for volunteer Swift Water and Pump Teams. Volunteer members were stood down on Tuesday evening 20th October following two days supporting their… Read More

Ela’s Wedding

2 October 2020

On 5th September 2020, Cork South Civil Defence volunteer Ela Klm was married to Salvatore in a small ceremony which took place in Cork City. As a surprise, her colleagues from the Cork South unit organised a surprise guard of honour for her. With the restrictions of Covid-19, two volunteers attended and wished her well once the… Read More

Immunisation against Influenza

28 September 2020

A scheme to provide for the annual influenza vaccination of Civil Defence members was introduced in 2018.  New strains of the influenza virus emerge each year and new vaccines are produced annually.  To improve the protection available to Civil Defence volunteers, the Department of Defence grant-aids expenditure on immunisation against influenza.  All active members of… Read More