News

Retirement of Jos Kirby

June 5, 2019

A function was held in Limerick last night to mark the retirement of Jos Kirby as Civil Defence Officer. Jos served as CDO for 14 years, originally as CDO for Limerick County. Since the of the City and County Units in 2014, Jos served jointly as CDO alongside Cecilia O’Flaherty. We wish Jos well in… Read More


Annual Famine Commemoration Ceremony

May 29, 2019

Sligo was the host for this year’s Annual Commeration of the Great Famine and a beautiful ceremony was held in Stephens Street car park on Sunday 19th May. Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and The Minister for Arts and Culture, Josepha Madigan together with 45 Ambassadors from countries around the world, Mayor of Sligo Rosaleen O’Grady and… Read More


Barrettstown – Dublin Mountain Challenge 2019

May 27, 2019

The Dublin Mountain Challenge was held on Sunday 26th May 2019 in support of Barrettstown. Dublin Civil Defence provided Medical, Rescue and Welfare cover for this event. There were 136 Volunteers on duty, utilising 37 Vehicles and a wonderful hot meal was provided for 560 participants and Volunteers.


Paul Kehoe T.D, Minister with Responsibility for Defence provides an update on Civil Defence’s licence to operate from PHECC

May 16, 2019

Today Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. provided an update on the ongoing engagement between the Department of Defence, senior officials from the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and with representatives of the Local Authorities through the County and City Managers Association (CCMA).  All three parties met yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 15 May…. Read More


Civil Defence & Darkness into Light 2019

May 13, 2019

47 Meath Civil Defence members turned out on Saturday morning, 11th May to provide Ambulance and First Aid cover at Darkness into Light walks in four separate locations – Fairyhouse, Moynalty, Navan and Trim. Between all four walks there were upwards of 10,000 participants supporting Pieta House. Many members of Clare Civil Defence got out… Read More


New Headquarters for Monaghan Civil Defence

May 13, 2019

Construction is well underway for the new headquarters for Monaghan Civil Defence. This is being built alongside the Fire Station at Monaghan town. The volunteers expect to be in their new purpose built training facility by the end of the year.      


Civil Defence Graduation 2019

May 10, 2019

This afternoon Civil Defence College held a Graduation Ceremony for volunteers, members of the National Ambulance Services and Defence Forces.  Dr. Shane Knox was in attendance from the National Ambulance Service and Superintendent Maria Conway from the Garda Training College, Templemore. The instructor awards included: Missing Persons Search First Aid Responder Cardiac First Responder Manual… Read More


Explanation of Current Civil Defence and PHECC Issue

May 10, 2019

Civil Defence is a volunteer based organisation of approximately 3,500 volunteers who give generously of their time and expertise for their community and in support of the Principal Response Agencies. They are managed within each Local Authority by a Civil Defence Officer (CDO) and/or an Assistant Civil Defence Officer (ACDO). Civil Defence is multi skilled… Read More


Missing Person Search – Cork North

May 10, 2019

Search Crews from Cork North Civil Defence were called out last night on a Missing Person Search after a young school girl went missing in the Mallow area.  Civil Defence were assisting in the search along with the Gardai, Search dogs, Coast Guard helicopter and Mallow Search and Rescue. She failed to return to her… Read More


First sod turned on site of new Meath Civil Defence HQ & Training Centre

May 9, 2019

Wednesday 8th May 2019  was another momentous day on the road to building the new Meath Civil Defence HQ and training centre when the Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive of Meath County Council turned the first sod on the site. Site development and building work will commence on Thursday 9th May.