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Galway Search – January 2019

January 14, 2019

Galway Civil Defence Boat  and Drone Units were activated on Friday 11th January to assist the Costelloe Bay Unit of the Irish Coastguard in the search for a missing man. The search continued on Saturday 12th January. When Rescue 115 was tasked to the search area Civil Defence ceased drone operations.


A message from Paul Kehoe TD, Minister with Responsibility for Defence

December 21, 2018

As the year comes to a close I want to send Christmas greetings to all those involved in Civil Defence, both volunteers and Civil Defence Officers. Civil Defence had another very busy year. Storm Emma in March affected almost every part of the country. Civil Defence volunteers did fantastic work in supporting the Health Service,… Read More


Waterford Search – Ballymacarbry, 18th December 2018

December 18, 2018

Waterford Civil Defence Unit were deployed today, 18th December 2018 by An Garda Síochána to assist in the search for a person reported missing since Saturday night/Sunday morning. 15 Civil Defence members, consisting of members of Waterford Civil Defence, assisted by the Waterford and Tipperary Drone teams and the Tipperary K9, Search Dog Unit conducted… Read More


Galway – Road Safety Demonstration

December 6, 2018

On Tuesday 4th December 2018 a ‘Road Safety Car Demonstration’ was held in Rosmuc, for the schools in Rosmuc and Carna areas of Galway. A simulated motor vehicle accident was the focal point of the day, involving participation from Galway Fire Service, Carraroe Fire Service Unit, An Garda Siochana, Roads Policing Unit, local Gardai, Civil… Read More


Longford – AXA Roadshow

December 5, 2018

Longford Civil Defence Volunteers assisted the Fire service in the extrication and First Aid Treatment of a casualty at The AXA Road Safety Show, run in conjunction with Longford County Council on 5TH December in the Backstage Theatre. The staged car accident was held for TY Students, who then attended a Road Safety show featuring… Read More


Wexford CD holds Annual County Training Day & Awards Ceremony

December 5, 2018

Sunday 18th November 2018 saw the members of Wexford Civil Defence stage their county training day at their headquarters in Ardcavan Business Park Wexford. More than 60 Volunteers from Wexford, New Ross and Gorey took part. The theme for the day was back to “Basics”, looking at the quality of the work opposed to the… Read More


Clare Search – Sixmilebridge

December 5, 2018

Clare Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Wednesday morning, 5th December to assist in the search for a 60 year-old lady who was reported missing on Sunday 2nd December. Clare members, assisted by members form the Galway and Tipperary Units conducted a River Search in the environs of Sixmilebridge and the Drone Unit… Read More


Off -Road Driver Training

December 3, 2018

On Saturday 1st December Mayo Civil Defence volunteers participated in a 4 wheel drive off-road driving course conducted by Terrafirma in Balla, Co Mayo. Those in attendance received some invaluable and potentially life-saving tips as well as great experience in the use of 4X4 vehicles in slippery and muddy conditions.


Volunteer Consultation Meetings

November 29, 2018

The Civil Defence Branch would like to thank all volunteers that attended the eight regional consultation meetings announced by the Minister for Defence on 15 October 2018.  We would like to remind volunteers that they can still make a submission up to the closing date of 14 December 2018. The submission form is on the… Read More


Media Coverage from Drone Awards Ceremony 24/11/2018

November 27, 2018

Below are links to the various media coverage from the awards ceremony last Saturday 24th November 2018,for 43 Civil Defence volunteers, who recently completed a Drone pilot training programme. The Daily Mirror Irish Independent News article from thejournal.ie News article from irishmirror.ie