News

Laois – August Bank Holiday Weekend

August 6, 2019

A busy weekend for the Laois Civil Defence Volunteers who covered a number of events each day across the county. The unit would like to acknowledge the assistance of Kildare Civil Defence, Carlow Civil Defence and Roscommon Civil Defence for their assistance with the weekends duties.


Lughnasa Festival, Ballinlough

August 6, 2019

Meath Civil Defence Volunteers from the Kells, Navan and Oldcastle units were on duty on Friday night, 2nd August providing Medical cover at the Lough Lughnasa Festival in Ballinlough.


Liffey Swim

August 6, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence had a total of 54 Volunteers on duty for the Liffey Swim on Saturday 3rd August. The unit provided Medical Cover, Rescue Boats and Safety Spotters on the bridges. There were also two Volunteers in dry suits on the exit steps to assist swimmers out of the water. In addition to the 54… Read More


Bringing Clive Home – Cork City Civil Defence

July 29, 2019

Clive is a 40 year old man who lives in Ashville, Cope Foundation’s residential centre. As Clive has high support needs, he is unable to use the usual forms of transport such as buses and cars, and requires ambulance assistance to travel. As a result, it has been 25 years since Clive has visited his… Read More


Shane Lowry Homecoming

July 26, 2019

Offaly Civil Defence were on duty for the Shane Lowry homecoming in Clara on Tuesday night 23rd July.  Following some frantic phone calls on Monday night Civil Defence, Local Authority, Gardai Fire Service, and various other local organisations were mobilized for the homecoming operation. Civil Defence provided two Ambulance crews, and First Aid Patrols, assisted… Read More


Munster Fleadh

July 25, 2019

Clare Civil Defence provided First Aid cover at the Munster Fleadh on the weekend of 20-21 July 2019.  


HSA Notice: Use of Portable Medical Oxygen/Entonox (Integral Valve) Cylinders

July 23, 2019

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are issuing this revised Safety Alert in relation to the use of CD Portable Medical Oxygen Cylinders and ED Portable ENTONOX ® Cylinders, which are medicinal products incorporating a medical device as part of their closure system. Oxygen is non-flammable but strongly supports combustion (fire) and, under high pressure… Read More


New Roscommon Civil Defence Officer

July 23, 2019

Fergal Conroy has commenced work as the new Civil Defence Officer in Roscommon. He replaces Ray Dunne who retired earlier this year. Fergal has been a volunteer with Laois Civil Defence for over 30 years. He has also served as the volunteer representative on the Civil Defence Inter Agency Guidance Team.  


Frances Thornton Memorial Swim – Galway Bay

July 22, 2019

The Galway City and Ballinasloe Boat crews provided support to the Frances Thornton Memorial Swim on Galway Bay on Saturday 20th July 2019.


First Duty of Enniscorthy Unit

July 22, 2019

Well done to the volunteers from the new Enniscorthy unit of Wexford Civil Defence who completed their first official first aid duty on Sunday 21st July. The unit provided ambulance and first aid cover for the Enniscorthy 6KM road race.