EMT Skills Training – Bere Island

29 May 2018

The weekend of 26th – 27th May saw over 40 personnel from a range of agencies attend Bere Island for an Emergency Medical Techniciain (EMT) Skills training weekend. Members of Civil Defence, Irish Red Cross and Defence Forces participated, with an emphasis on teamwork and composure under pressure. The training weekend was hosted by West… Read More

Cathaoirleach Awards Westmeath

21 May 2018

On Fri 18th May, five members of Westmeath Civil Defence attended the Cathaoirleach Awards where a Certificate of Recognition was presented by Cllr John Shaw to Civil Defence. Civil Defence were nominated by Noel O Callaghan. Father Peter Mc Verry was the Guest Speaker at the Awards. Tony Martin, Joe Gavin, Eileen Duncan, Martin Singh… Read More

Civil Defence assists in exhumation of British Soldier

17 May 2018

The Civil Defence All-Terrain Vehicle (Hagglund) and a crew of three Dublin Civil Defence Volunteers assisted colleagues from the Clare Civil Defence Unit in the exhumation of a British Soldier executed almost 100yrs ago. The Hagglund team transported various agencies over difficult terrain and worked closely with Clare Civil Defence in this historic exhumation.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018 – 60th Military Pilgrimage

15 May 2018

70 Civil Defence members will leave Ireland on Thursday 17th May as part of the 60th annual International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes. This years pilgrimage from 17th – 22nd May will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Lourdes apparitions.

Dublin 1916 Commemoration Medal Presentation

15 May 2018

On Monday evening the 14th May, 54 Dublin Civil Defence Volunteers were presented with their 1916 Commemoration Medals in Fingal County Council Chambers. The medals were presented by the Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley, CEO Paul Reid, Aidan Dillon Department of Defence and Assistant Civil Defence Officer Fergus Byrne. Congratulations to all.

Donegal Civil Defence – Cycle Against Suicide

14 May 2018

Donegal Civil Defence provided ambulance crews and medical support on Thursday 3rd May for Day 6 of the All Ireland Cycle Against Suicide from Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland to Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. The crews involved , Jackie McCrudden, Phonsie McAteer, Paddy Byrne, Aine McAteer and Tiarnan Doherty were thanked by the organising committee for… Read More

Louth Mock Road Traffic Collision Exercise

14 May 2018

Louth Civil Defence took part in a mock road traffic collision with the Defence Forces and Louth Fire & Rescue.  This exercise was closely watched by students from SRC Banbridge.  The scenario was a military cash in transit convoy involved in a t-bone style collision. Photographs from the Mock Road Traffic Collision Joint Exercise

Wexford – Make A Wish Donation

11 May 2018

On Thursday 10th May Wexford Civil Defence presented a cheque for € 2,713 to the ‘Make a Wish’ children’s charity. The money was raised from a sponsored 35KM Wicklow Way hike from Marley Park to Lough Tay as part of a team building exercise. Well done to the volunteers who completed the walk and collected… Read More

Macroom Search

11 May 2018

Cork South Civil Defence was activated at 10.30pm on Thursday night, 10th May to assist An Garda Síochána with the search for a missing 80 year old woman near Macroom. Five volunteer members in two 4WD Vehicles were dispatched to search a remote area of heavy forestation together with Coastguard Rescue 117 and three Garda… Read More

Minister Naughten pays tribute to Roscommon Civil Defence

9 May 2018

Minister Denis Naughten has personally paid tribute to members of the Civil Defence unit in Roscommon as new figures reveal the unit is among the most active in the country. According to new figures obtained by Local Minister Denis Naughten members of the Civil Defence in the county took part in 27 different activities in… Read More