News

Roscommon Search Deployment

May 1, 2020

On Wednesday evening 29th April Roscommon Civil Defence was activated by Roscommon Garda Station for assistance in a search for a missing male in the Knockcroghery area of Co. Roscommon. The man was spotted near the railway line south of Knockcroghery in the Athlone direction. The initial request was for a drone team to do… Read More


Brian Connery, Cork North Civil Defence Volunteer 1980 – 2020

April 27, 2020

Brian Connery sadly passed away on the 21st of April after a long battle with illness. Brian was known to all as “Chopper” his nickname, the origins of which are now a state secret. Chopper has been a member of Cork North Civil Defence since he joined in 1996 at the age of 16. Nearly… Read More


An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, T.D, pays tribute to the significant contribution of Civil Defence to the national response to COVID-19.

April 20, 2020

Today at Dublin Civil Defence Headquarters, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, T.D, and Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe T.D, paid tribute to the significant contribution of Civil Defence and its volunteers to the national response to COVID-19. Nationally Civil Defence has over 3,500 volunteer members who are trained in a variety of disciplines including… Read More


Cork City CD News Report in the Evening Echo 15th April 2020

April 20, 2020

Link below to a news report about Civil Defence from last Wednesday’s Evening Echo Evening Echo News Report on 15th April 2020


Donation of Tipperary Water from C&C Gleeson to Civil Defence Nationally

April 20, 2020

C&C Glesson has very generously donated bottles of Tipperary Water to Civil Defence which is being distributed nationally. Pictured below are volunteers from Kerry and Longford Civil Defence Units collecting their allocation.


Kildare Water Rescue

April 17, 2020

Kildare Civil Defence assisted the Fire Service and Gardaí in a successful water rescue operation on Thursday night, 16th April 2020.


Getting Through Covid-19 Together

April 15, 2020

Getting Through Covid19 Together  is a good resource website for all in these difficult times.


Kerry Gorse Fire Patrols

April 9, 2020

Kerry Civil Defence have been tasked to conduct gorse Fire Patrols from 10am to 6pm daily commenciing on Friday 10th April and continuing through to Monday 13th April at three different locations. There will be six volunteers on duty for each of the 8 hour shifts.


Cork City CD News Report in the Evening Echo 2nd April 2020

April 3, 2020


COVID 19 – Essential Workers

March 28, 2020

Update 28 March 2020  You will be aware of the extra restrictions announced by the Taoiseach on Friday 27 March 2020. This requires everyone to stay at home for the next 14 days. There are exceptions and one is for essential workers which Civil Defence Officers and volunteers fit into. The full list is published… Read More