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Roscommon and Leitrim join forces for Carrick Camino 2021

2 September 2021

On Saturday 28th August Roscommon and Leitrim Civil Defence joined forces to carry out Medical Cover at the 2021 Carrick Camino. A number of preparatory meetings had taken place in recent weeks followed by deployment of Civil Defence members from Leitrim and Roscommon on various parts of the 35 km route across both counties to… Read More


Cork South – Kinsale to Baltimore Training Exercise & Meeting with Minister Coveney

23 August 2021

On Saturday, 14th August the Cork South Civil Defence Boat Unit conducted a training exercise from Kinsale to Baltimore with a stop to Cape Clear Island. When on Cape Clear, volunteers got the opportunity to meet and talk about the future of Civil Defence with Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. A great day was had… Read More


Civil Defence – COVID-19 Activities, July 2021

19 August 2021

From 1st July to 31st July 2021 Civil Defence completed 324 COVID-19 related taskings while providing sustained support to communities throughout the country. Support was also provided to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. During the month of July 2021: A daily average of 21 Civil Defence volunteers provided a daily average of 116 volunteer hours…. Read More


Cork North Civil Defence Volunteers met with Minister Stephen Donnelly at Mallow Vaccination Centre

3 August 2021

Members of Cork North Civil Defence met with Minister Stephen Donnelly at Mallow Vaccination Centre recently.  He thanked all the volunteers for putting in long hours volunteering at the centre over the past 13 weeks. Minister Donnelly also praised Civil Defence for all the work carried out since COVID began and stated he was delighted… Read More


Volunteering for Kilkenny Civil Defence was Life Changing for Brendan Coady

21 July 2021

News article in the Kilkenny People today on Brendan Coady, volunteer with Kilkenny Civil Defence: https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/home/650851/volunteering-for-the-kilkenny-civil-defence-was-a-lifechanging-for-brendan.html When Brendan Coady signed up to volunteer with the Civil Defence over 10 years ago little did he realise the life-changing impact that simple action would have on him. “I joined the Kilkenny Civil Defence in 2010,” he said…. Read More


K9 Exercise in the Slieve Bloom Mountains – 17th July 2021

20 July 2021

Dublin and Tipperary Civil Defence along with a Branch observer participated in a K9 exercise in the Slieve Bloom Mountains on Saturday 17th July 2021 Mist, Max and Scooby carried out Human Scent and Victim Recovery (cadaver) training on trails and in water with just short runs because of the warm weather. They all got… Read More


Laois Civil Defence – Slieve Blooms Rescue

19 July 2021

On saturday 17th June Laois Civil Defence was activated by Mountain Rescue and the National Ambulance Service to assist an injured male in the Glenbarrow area of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Three resources responded to the call and located the patient shortly afterwards. The patient’s injuries were treated by Civil Defence Paramedics & EMTs before… Read More


Roscommon Boat Crew – Assistance to Cruiser

19 July 2021

Roscommon Civil Defence Boat Crew came to the assistance of a cruiser which had encountered engine difficulty while crossing Lough Ree on Sunday 18th July.


COVID-19 & Civil Defence (January -June 2021)

9 July 2021

From 1st January to 30th June 2021 Civil Defence completed 2,719 COVID-19 related taskings while providing sustained support to communities throughout the country. Support was also provided to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. During the first six months of 2021: A daily average of 31 Civil Defence volunteers provided a daily average of 155 volunteer… Read More


Minister Coveney Visit to Civil Defence Headquarters

29 June 2021

Minister Coveney paid a visit to Civil Defence Headquarters on Monday 28th June 2021. During the course of his visit he was briefed on the many supports and resources that Civil Defence make avaialable to the Principal Response Agencies and communities countrywide.