News

Missing Person Search – South Donegal

2 October 2018

The Donegal Civil Defence Search and Rescue Team was mobilised on the weekend of 29-30 September 2018 by An Garda Síochána to assist with a missing person search in the south of the county. Units involved were Donegal Civil Defence Land Search team, Communications Personnel and the Search & Rescue Dog Unit assisting An Garda… Read More


Wexford CD, Make-A-Wish Award

2 October 2018

Wexford Civil Defence were honoured with a special wish award as a thank you for raising funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland.


Clare Volunteer Awards

27 September 2018

Blue McDonnell from Ennis has been awarded a Gold Volunteer Award at the University of Limerick Presidential Awards for her volunteer work with Clare Civil Defence, also last year, volunteer Orlaith Lyons was honoured with at NUIG for her services to Clare Civil Defence. Orlaith is currently in her third year of Speech and Language… Read More


CISM Network Ireland Workshop – November 2018

26 September 2018

  Click on image to enlarge:                 Booking Link for CISM Network Ireland Workshop November 2018


Papal Visit & Modern Communications

12 September 2018

Civil Defence utilises modern communications to support Principal Response Agencies The integration of expertly trained volunteers and modern communications infrastructure allowed Civil Defence units in both Dublin and Mayo to deliver a professional service to the National Ambulance Service, An Garda Siochana, local authority and event coordinators during the Papal visit. This support is in… Read More


Papal Visit to Knock

12 September 2018

Mayo Civil Defence under the guidance of the county’s Civil Defence Officer, Ms Rose Doherty and her Management Team played a major role in supporting the Principal Response Agencies at Knock Shrine on 26 August 2018. Mayo Civil Defence coordinated Civil Defence Units from Mayo, Laois, Roscommon, Galway, Sligo and Donegal during Civil Defence operations… Read More


Missing Person Search – Roscommon

4 September 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence were tasked by An Garda Síochána at 16:45 on Friday 31st August 2018, to search for a lady who was reported missing in the Castleplunket area. The Garda helicopter was also tasked to the area. Roscommon Civil Defence Volunteers, Drone unit and boat crew were tasked to search in the Castleplunket area… Read More


Civil Defence Support to the Principal Response Agencies during the Papal Visit.

27 August 2018

Civil Defence volunteers played a major role in the Papal visit over the course of the weekend, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August. They were involved on the ground in both the Phoenix Park and at Knock Shrine in supporting the Principal Response Agencies (Gardaí and the National Ambulance Services). At Knock Shrine, 140 volunteers were on duty, coordinated by… Read More


3 Day Conference Sao Paulo, Brazil

22 August 2018

Dublin Civil Defence Officer, James McConnell delivered a lecture on EU Preparedness and Prevention in Disasters and the Role of Civil Defence in Urban Resilience during a disaster to the Conference in Sao Paulo Brazil.  Photographed with the head of the Brazilian Civil Defence Col. Helena dos Santos Reis.


Civil Defence Officer Post – Wexford

21 August 2018

https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/council-and-democracy/job-vacancies