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Electric Picnic

September 7, 2016

Laois Civil Defence provided pontoons to this years Electric Picnic festival, providing safe access for members of the public and on site lifeguards. Our swift water crews couldn’t help but dip their toes in during the build.


Lough Key Triathlon

September 7, 2016

Large crowds turn out for the Lough Key Triathlon in Boyle today. Well done to all our crews providing medical and boat cover at the event.


Missing Person Search – Tralee

September 7, 2016

Missing Person Search – Kerry A Planned search of the environs of Tralee was carried out by Civil Defence on Sunday 4thSeptember from 8am until 6pm with 30 volunteers from Kerry Civil Defence search teams supported by Dogs from Laois Civil Defence and Drone support from Clare, Galway and South Cork. Kerry Civil Defence Welfare… Read More


WW1 Commemoration Ceremony, Fort Camden

September 7, 2016

W1 Commemoration – Fort Camden On Saturday 3rd September Civil Defence members from the Cork South and Cork North units attended the WW1 remembrance ceremony at Fort Camden.  


Laois – Search for Missing Person

September 7, 2016

Laois Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on 6th September to assist in the search for a missing person after the Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally, Co.Laois. The teenager had been missing from Monday morning and was located safe and well during the search on Tuesday afternoon. Units from Stradbally, Durrow and… Read More


Olympic Homecoming – Skibbereen

September 6, 2016

Olympic Homecoming of the O’Donovan Brothers – 29th August 2016 The official homecoming event for Gary and Paul O’Donovan, silver medallists at the Rio Olympics, was held in Skibbereen on Monday 29th August. An estimated 10,000 people attended the event, which was coordinated by Skibbereen Rowing Club, Chamber of Commerce, Cork County Council, An Garda… Read More


Donegal Search & Recovery Operation, Bundoran

August 29, 2016

The body of a member of the Irish Defence Forces who drowned on Tuesday 23rs August at Tullan Strand, Bundoran was recovered on Sunday 28th August following a two day interagency search operation. Donegal Civil Defence was tasked by the Irish Coastguard Service to assist in the search and at 7am on Saturday 27th August… Read More


July Photo of the Month Winner

August 24, 2016

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


Civil Defence at Fleadh Cheoil, Ennis

August 22, 2016

Clare Civil Defence had a very busy weekend providing casualty cover for the tens of thousands of visitors at this year’s Fleadh. Congratulations to Noel Carmody and his team who worked very long hours not just during the Fleadh, but also in the lead up to this major national event. Civil Defence volunteers from Galway,… Read More


Missing Person Search, Kildare

August 22, 2016

Kildare Civil Defence assisted the Gardai in the search for a missing man. The 35 year old man was last seen in the Ballymore Eustace area on 14th August. Teams of Civil Defence volunteers spent Friday and Saturday out searching for the missing man. Civil Defence drones were also used in the search. The search… Read More