News

Kilkenny People “People of the Year Awards”

January 10, 2017

Mary Cody of the Kilkenny People presents the Courage Award to Eileen Lanigan, representing Kilkenny Civil Defence.                          


Wicklow Search Operation

January 10, 2017

On Wednesday 29th December Wicklow Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in the search for a male who was missing in the Harbour area at Wicklow Town. Boat crews from Wicklow assisted the Garda Water Unit and Wicklow RNLI with a harbour and coastal search. Drone units from Laois and Wexford… Read More


Meath Civil Defence – Operation Transformation

January 9, 2017

On Saturday 7th January  Operation Transformation walks took place in Dunshaughlin, Kells, Navan and Trim. One of this year’s leaders, Chris McElligott hails from Dunshaughlin and was among the 1,000 participants which took part in the Dunshaughlin walk. Civil Defence volunteers from Dunshaughlin, Kells, Navan  and Trim units provided Ambulance and First Aid cover at… Read More


River Shannon Missing Person Search – Limerick

December 21, 2016

Civil Defence has been assisting in the search for a missing person on the River Shannon for the past number of days. Drone teams from Clare & Galway Civil Defence have assisted their colleagues from Limerick Civil Defence with the ongoing search.


Merry Christmas

December 19, 2016


November Photo of the Month Competition Winner

December 14, 2016

Congratulations to Edel Flynn, Donegal Civil Defence on winning the November Photo of the Month Competition. A €50 One4All voucher is on its way to you. The competition is open again for December – if you’re not in you can’t win. There will be a €50 One for All voucher awarded to the winner each month. Entries for the… Read More


Garda Youth Award for Clare Civil Defence

December 9, 2016

The role played by Clare Civil Defence in promoting youth involvement in volunteerism and the community has received official recognition after the organisation was named winner of the group category in the Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards held at Treacys West County Hotel last night. Headquartered in the Quin Road Industrial Estate, Ennis, Clare Civil… Read More


Small Unmanned Aircraft Team, No 2 Operator Training – Donegal

December 6, 2016

As a follow up to the Civil Defence desire to provide additional training for those acting as No.2’s to the SUA Operators, Donegal hosted the training for counties Donegal and Sligo in the Civil Defence Headquarters, Stranorlar, on Saturday 3rd December. Mr. Kevin Houston, Technical Officer, Civil Defence College delivered the training to 13 volunteers… Read More


Louth CD volunteers who assisted Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Clogherhead

December 6, 2016


Meath & Louth Interagency Exercise with Drogheda Coastguard

December 6, 2016

Volunteers from Louth and Meath Civil Defence took part in a joint training exercise with Drogheda Coastguard on Saturday 3rd December on the River Boyne and Drogheda estuary. The exercise involved Civil Defence and Coastguard boats and bank search teams from both organisations as well as the coastguard helicopter in a simulated missing person search.