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Tipperary Civil Defence – Inshore Rescue Boat

May 26, 2016

During the naming ceremony of Waterford City CRBI’s new training boat “The Kenneth and Wayne Scannell” a call was received by MRCC concerning a yacht aground in the channel at Waterford Castle . Tipperary Civil Defence launched their D-Class Inshore Rescue Boat in support of Waterford CRBI vessel “Trisha Neill” .  The casualty vessel was… Read More


Group photo of the 58th International Irish Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes

May 24, 2016

58th International Irish Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Óglaigh Na hÉireann, Civil Defence Ireland and Irish UN Veterans at the Sanctuary of Our Lady, Lourdes


Operation Slow Down

May 24, 2016

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down” from 7:00 am on Friday 27th May to 7:00 am on Saturday 28th May 2016. The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions occurring and therefore save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.  As a general rule a 1%… Read More


Wicklow – Search for missing person Monday 9th May 2016

May 17, 2016

On Monday 9th May Wicklow Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in the search for a male who was missing in the Lacken Village area at Blessington Lakes. Support was requested from Dublin and Kildare Civil Defence units. Search crews from Wicklow and Dublin Civil Defence assisted the Gardaí with a… Read More


Darkness into Light – Donegal

May 17, 2016

Two Donegal islands joined five Donegal communities this year in taking part in the Darkness Into Light fundraiser to benefit Pieta House. Darkness Into Light, the sunrise fund-raising walk/run to benefit Pieta House, returned to Letterkenny, Maghery, Donegal town and Falcarragh this year and the event was also held in Buncrana, Tory Island and Arranmore Island… Read More


Sligo Civil Defence Presentation Night, April 2016

May 16, 2016

Sligo Civil Defence held their annual presentation of certificates night on April 12th at which CFR, OFA, EFR, Field Search skills, Food safety and you certificates were presented to the volunteers.  A total of 50 volunteer members attended on the night.


Retirement of Pat Kennedy – Communications Officer

May 13, 2016

Pat Kennedy, Communications Officer retires today after a long and distinguished career of dedicated service to Civil Defence. Pat’s work ethic and loyalty to both his work colleagues, CDO’s and volunteers was exemplary and is highly regarded by all. We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate Pat on his retirement and to extend our… Read More


Boeing lands in Enniscrone

May 13, 2016

On the weekend 0f 6-8 May, Civil Defence was involved in one of most unusual events of the year, the landing of a large jet on a beach in Sligo. The plane was loaded onto a barge and left departed Shannon on Thursday12th May and sailed up along the Atlantic coast. The crew had to… Read More


Roscommon Civil Defence – Easter Rising Commemoration Duties

May 13, 2016

Volunteers from Roscommon Civil Defence provided catering and welfare to their fellow volunteer members who were participants at the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations in Dublin. Pictured are Stephen Hall, Civil Defence Principal Officer and Officer Ray Dunne, Roscommon Civil Defence with members of the Roscommon Welfare Unit and members who participated in the ceremony at… Read More


Galway Civil Defence – Mayor Award

May 10, 2016

Galway Civil Defence has been nominated for a Mayor’s Award and will be presented with a commemorative certificate at a ceremony hosted by Galway City Council in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway on Tuesday evening, 10th May. Congratulations on receiving acknowledgement for the selfless professional contribution to the communities of Galway.