News

Westmeath Welfare Service – Assistance to Missing Person Searchers

January 23, 2018

On the weekend of 20th-21st January Westmeath Civil Defence Welfare Unit provided some much needed food and hot drinks to the members of Irish Search Dogs and Midland Sub Aqua clubs ( Mullingar, Longford and Lough Ree) along with the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit and Meath River Rescue Unit who are all assisting… Read More


Missing Person Search – Athlone

January 22, 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence together with Westmeath Civil Defence in a joint search of the Shannon, south of Athlone.  Civil Defence drones were used to search some inassessable areas of the Shannon now in flood while a search dog was used from the boat. Special thanks to Galway & Cavan Civil Defence for assisting and providing… Read More


Meath Missing Persons Search Update

January 10, 2018

The search for the second missing gentleman concluded on 26th December 2017, following the recovery of his body from the River Boyne by Civil Defence volunteers after 26 days of extensive searching. The search for another missing gentlemen concluded on 19th December after 31 days of extensive search efforts with the recovery of his body from… Read More


Laois Civil Defence – Rescue

January 10, 2018

A woman became trapped between rocks near Glenbarrow Waterfall in the Slieve Bloom Mountains on Sunday, January 7 while out walking. The alarm was raised and members of Laois Civil Defence responded to a call to assist the National Ambulance Service (NAS) on Sunday afternoon. Laois Civil Defence assisted in extracting the woman, who had… Read More


Sligo – Missing Person Search

January 4, 2018

Sligo Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Sunday evening, 31st December to assist with the search for a missing person from Coney Island, Strandhill who was reported missing on 29th December. 12 volunteer members together with large numbers of the public, co-ordinated by the Gardaí have since been carrying out a shore-… Read More


Storm Eleanor – Relief Efforts

January 4, 2018

Civil Defence Units along the western seaboard were placed on standby to assist communities in the aftermath of Storm Eleanor, which struck the west coast on Tuesday 2nd January. Summary of Activities to date:  4th January: Galway – 6 members; 3 x 4WD Vehicles   On duty from 5am to assist with traffic management. Stood… Read More


Meath Missing Person Searches

December 18, 2017

Today, marks the Day 30 of the search for one missing gentleman and Day 18 in the search for  a second missing gentleman in the environs of Navan town. The progress of the search was reviewed this morning by the Gardaí with each of the voluntary agencies committed to continue the search as resources permit during the week… Read More


Civil Defence Volunteers honoured

December 15, 2017

Sligo Civil Defence volunteers were honoured with a reception in County Hall hosted by Cathaoirleach Councillor Seamus Kilgannon. The volunteers were presented with special commemorative Centenary medals and certificates by the Cathaoirleach. The ceremony was attended by Civil Defence Officers Marion Davis and Seamus Egan and volunteers from around the county. Also in attendance were… Read More


Meath – Missing Persons Search

December 12, 2017

The search for two missing persons in the Navan area continued in spite of the severe weather conditions over the course of the weekend of 9-10 December. The searches have been conducted in the environs of Navan. Assistance has been provided by the Drogheda Coastguard Unit and the Meath K9 Dog Unit was also activated to assist. The search… Read More


Laois Severe Weather Relief Efforts

December 11, 2017

Road conditions across Laois were very poor on Sunday morning, 10th December following heavy snowfall overnight. Civil Defence volunteers provided transport for hospital staff from the worst affected areas.