News

Voluntary Emergency Services Conference, Co. Donegal

25 October 2017

The Northwest Regional Working Group for Major Emergency Management, representing the Principal Response Agencies (PRA), and in conjunction with the Defence Forces, held a conference / expo for the Voluntary Emergency Services (VES) operating across the northwest of Ireland, on Saturday 21st October 2017 at Finner Camp Army Barracks, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The conference commenced… Read More


Kerry – Storm Brian, 21st October

23 October 2017

20 Kerry Civil Defence members were mobilised to Kerry CD Headquarters at 5am on Saturday morning, 21st October. Command & Control was set up and the Welfare Unit provided meals throughout the day.  4 x 4WD Vehicles were utilised as monitored patrols were deployed in the Tralee area at designated flood risk areas. Sandbags were… Read More


Kerry – Keep Safe Program

23 October 2017

  Kerry Civil Defence attended a “Keep safe” event at Listowel Community Centre on Friday 6th October with over 100 school children from five different schools in attendance, organised by the Health & Safety Authority. Civil Defence demonstrated CPR skill sets which included students participation.


Ex Hurricane Ophelia Relief Efforts (15th – 20th October 2017)

20 October 2017

Civil Defence Units countrywide were placed on standby to assist communities in the aftermath of Ex- Hurricane Ophelia, which struck the country on Monday 16th October.  In many areas Civil Defence Officers attended meetings throughout the day as part of the Local Authority Crisis Management Team. 19th – 20th October: Cork North – 6 members;… Read More


Kerry Civil Defence – Hurricane Ophelia

18 October 2017


Press Release from Minister Paul Kehoe TD

16 October 2017

Civil Defence and ex Hurricane Ophelia The Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe TD attended this morning’s meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordinating Group on Severe Weather. He has emphasised the contribution of Civil Defence volunteers who are on standby across the country ready to assist in dealing with the effects of ex Hurricane… Read More


Ex Hurricane Ophelia

16 October 2017

Civil Defence Units countrywide are on standby to assist communities in the aftermath of Ex Hurricane Ophelia which is striking the country on Monday 16th October. Civil Defence has approximately 3,500 active volunteers based in every Local Authority area in the country. The organisation has a wide range of equipment to deal with severe weather including 88… Read More


Tipperary Search & Rescue

10 October 2017

Tipperary Civil Defence were requested by Gardai to assist in the search for a missing person in the Arra Mountains area of Tipperary shortly after 10pm Sunday night. The man became disorientated while searching for cattle. Following a search of the immediate area the man was located suffering from mild hypothermia but otherwise unhurt. He… Read More


Rescue 116 -Search Operations

10 October 2017

Civil Defence teams from Mayo, Cork West, Cavan and Galway returned to the Mullet Peninsula in North Mayo to continue this on going search over the weekend. UAV (drones) were used to search areas of the coastline as requested by An Garda Siochana. Irish Coast Guard, RNLI and civilian searchers were also present.    … Read More


Leitrim – Missing Person Search

10 October 2017

Leitrim Civil Defence have spent the past 10 days searching near Carrick-on-Shannon for a missing 30 year old man. A land and water search has been conducted by our volunteers using a wide range of equipment including boats, drones and one of our trained dogs. The search is ongoing.