Benbulben Music Festival

11 July 2018

Sligo Civil Defence provided first aid cover for the first ever Benbulben Music festival in Grange, Co Sligo which featured all the famous Country and Western Stars namely: Jimmy Buckley, Michael English, Patrick Feeney, Derek Ryan, Mike Denver , Cliona Hagan. A crowd of almost 4,000 attended with the biggest dance floor laid out on… Read More

Ring of Kerry Cycle

11 July 2018

Kerry Civil Defence coordinated the medical provision for the Ring of Kerry Cycle 2018. The Kerry Unit had support from the Laois, Cork South, Cork West, Cork North and Galway Civil Defence units as well as the Red Cross and Order of Malta from the Voluntary Emergency Services (VES).

Galway Hospice Patient Visit to Beach

10 July 2018

Some very kind words received from a family, thanking Galway Civil Defence volunteers Luke and Louie, who made their mothers wish come true to visit the beach: “I just want to thank Oranmore Civil Defence for making my Mother’s wish come true. She is in Galway Hospice at the moment and all she wanted to… Read More

Revised Code of Conduct and new Volunteer Policy

2 July 2018

All Civil Defence members should note these two important new documents. The Code of Conduct has been updated and the previous Code, issued in 2006, has been withdrawn. A new Volunteer Policy has been introduced. The purpose of this policy is to guide volunteering within Civil Defence by: reinforcing the importance of volunteering to Civil… Read More

Leitrim Search Operation

2 July 2018

On Friday 29th June Leitrim Civil Defence was tasked by An Garda Siochana to assist with the search for an 82 year old man missing overnight in the Dromod area. A Coast Guard Helicopter, Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue and the Garda Divisional Search Team were also involved in the search. Civil Defence deployed a Boat… Read More

Limerick Civil Defence Honoured at Mayoral Reception

28 June 2018

On Wednesday the 27th June 2018, volunteers from Limerick Civil Defence were honoured with a Mayoral reception hosted by Mayor Stephen Keary in honour of efforts during Storm Ophelia and Storm Emma.  Also in attendance were @OrderofMaltaIRL @dfpo @irclimerickcity @GardaTraffic @defenceforces @LimerickCouncil @CivilDefenceIRL

Longford Volunteers Prevent Tragedy at GAA Qualifer

27 June 2018

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Tipperary Search Operation

25 June 2018

Tipperary Civil Defence assisted the Gardaí with a missing person search in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on Monday 25th June. A Coast Guard helicopter and volunteers were also involved in the search. As well as our volunteers Civil Defence deployed a drone, a command and control vehicle and a search dog team. The search concluded following… Read More

Kilkenny Search Operation

25 June 2018

Kilkenny Civil Defence was tasked by An Garda Siochána to assist with the search for a missing person in the Kilkenny on Sunday 24th June. Civil Defence units from Carlow, Waterford, Tipperary and Galway assisted with the search. Laois Civil Defence provided a Communications Vehicle for the duration of the operation. Technical Officer, Kevin Houston… Read More

Meath – Moylagh 50 Mile Challenge

12 June 2018

Moylagh 50 Mile Challenge started at 6am on Saturday 9th June and the last two walkers completed the walk just before 2am on Sunday morning. An amazing challenge to raise funds for cancer research and a busy day for the 52 volunteers from all Meath Civil Defence units who were on duty throughout the 20… Read More