Kilkenny Civil Defence Awards Ceremony

10 December 2021

Kilkenny Civil Defence held their awards night recently, behind closed doors.  It was a very important night to acknowledge the work done by the volunteers over the past 2 years.  The Cathaoirleach Fidelis Doherty and CEO of the Council Colette Byrne attended and presented the volunteers with a beautiful certificate of thanks from the people… Read More

Defence Severe Weather Relief Efforts (Storm Barra), December 2021

9 December 2021

06 December – 09 December: Civil Defence members in 5 units, utilising 4WD Vehicles, Vans, Trucks and a Unimog Support Vehicle, have been activated to assist in the areas worst affected by flooding and high winds.  Kerry Activated on 9th December – Distributing water via water tanker in Castlegregory (no water mains supply); Activated on… Read More

Retirement of Bernie McLoughlin from Dublin Civil Defence

6 December 2021

Bernie McLoughlin retired on Friday 3rd December after 15 years with Dublin Civil Defence. Bernie was the first point of contact for all that came in contact with the Dublin unit of Civil Defence. We wish Bernie well in her retirement and cannot thank her enough for her dedication to the organisation.  

Wicklow Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Operation

3 December 2021

On Thursday morning, 2nd December Wicklow Civil Defence was activated to assist An Garda Síochána (AGS) in the search for a missing person in the environs of Kilcoole. Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue (DWMR) had conducted an unsuccessful search of Callow Hill, Newtown on Wednesday evening. Wicklow Civil Defence ACDO, Mike Carroll liaised with AGS and DWMR… Read More

Westmeath Civil Defence Activitites

24 November 2021

Westmeath Civil Defence carried out numerous activities over the last couple of months, below is a brief synopses and photos of some of their duties: Mullingar Half Marathon on Saturday 25th September Westmeath Schools Cross Country Event held at Belvedere House and Gardens on Wednesday 29th September IBTS Donor Clinic Assistance in Athlone on 9th,… Read More

Rosslare Search Operation

22 November 2021

Wexford Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in the search for a missing person in Rosslare on Friday 19th November. Drone crews and land searchers conducted extensive searches on Saturday 20th, and the Boat Crews searched sandbanks and water in the vicinity of Wexford Harbour on Sunday 21st. The search is ongoing.

Peter Deady, Cork South R.I.P.

22 November 2021

South Cork Civil Defence Unit, Commander Peter Deady sadly passed away on Saturday 20th November. Peter gave over 40 years of his life to the organisation and will be sadly missed by his colleagues in Civil Defence. Rest in Peace.

Be Winter Ready

17 November 2021 @emergencyIE      #bewinterready Seolann an Rialtas an Feachtas Faisnéise Bí Ullamh don Gheimhreadh 2021-2022 Tascfhórsa an Rialtais ar Phleanáil Éigeandála   ‘Bí Ullamh don Gheimhreadh’ Sheol an Rialtas an Feachtas Faisnéise ‘Bí Ullamh don Gheimhreadh’ 2021 -2022 inniu. Seoladh an feachtas i gcomhpháirt ag an Aire Cosanta mar Chathaoirleach ar Thascfhórsa an Rialtais ar Phleanáil… Read More

New Ross Search & Recovery Operation

10 November 2021

The search for a person reported missing from the New Ross area which had been ongoing for the past two weeks concluded on Tuesday 9th November with the recovery of a body from the River Barrow. Family and friends of the missing person found the body. Volunteer crews from Waterford Marine Search and Rescue along with… Read More

Death Notice – John O’Grady R.I.P.

1 November 2021

It is with regret we report the death of John O’Grady who passed away on 28th October 2021, at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan. John served as a part-time Civil Defence Officer in Meath from 1987  to 2000. May he Rest in Peace.