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St Kevin’s Way 25KM Walk for Barretstown

October 7, 2019

St.Kevins Way Challenge 25k walk in aid of Barrettstown took place on Sunday 6th October 2019.  82 Volunteers from Wicklow, Dublin and Kildare Civil Defence provided Welfare, Medical and Rescue cover for the event.    


Latest Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather

October 3, 2019

Published on Thursday, 03 Oct 2019 A National Emergency Coordination Group meeting was held today (Thursday 03 October), chaired by Minister Eoghan Murphy. Minister Damien English and Minister Kevin Boxer Moran were in attendance also. Met Éireann’s current forecasts indicate that Storm Lorenzo will move across the country during Thursday into Friday morning, moving NorthWest… Read More


Civil Defence Preparations for Storm Lorenzo

October 3, 2019

Civil Defence units countrywide have been placed on standby to assist with relief efforts following Storm Lorenzo, which is currently hitting the Irish Coastal counties. * Civil Defence has 3,500 volunteers based in every Local Authority area in the country. Civil Defence has a wide range of equipment to deal with severe weather including 88… Read More


Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather

October 2, 2019

A National Emergency Coordination Group meeting was held today (Wednesday 02 October), chaired by Minister Eoghan Murphy. Minister Kevin Boxer Moran was in attendance also. Met Éireann’s current forecasts indicate that Storm Lorenzo will move across the country during Thursday night into Friday morning, moving NorthWest to SouthEast across the country, potentially bringing strong winds,… Read More


Press Statement Issued by the Dept of Housing, Planning and Local Government

October 1, 2019

Please see the attached Press Statement issued by the Dept of Housing, Planning and Local Government following this afternoon’s NECG meeting on Lorenzo. The next meeting will take place tomorrow morning (Wednesday the 2nd October) in the NECC at 10:30 Am followed by a possible Press Conference immediately afterwards. NECG Press Statement 01102019


National Ploughing Championships 2019

September 18, 2019

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris visited the Drone & CPR demonstrations at the Civil Defence stand on Day 1 of the Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Co Carlow.  


Listowel Races 2019

September 13, 2019

Kerry Civil Defence are on duty for the seven days of Listowel Harvest Festival Raceweek (Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th September) . The unit has  three Ambulances, two 4WD Vehicles and two First-Aid Crews working alongside four doctors.  


National Ploughing Championships

September 13, 2019

All are welcome to visit the Civil Defence stand at this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Co Carlow from Tuesday 17th September to Thursday 19th September. The Civil Defence display area is located within the Government of Ireland Village at Block 4 – Row 19 – Stand 418. On the display is, A communications… Read More


Work Begins on New Clare Civil Defence Headquarters

September 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 12 September 2019 Clare County Council today signed contracts with Jada Kelly RAC Joint Venture for the delivery of a €2.7 million upgrade and refurbishment of a building in the Quin Road Industrial Estate in Ennis, which will become the new location for the Clare Civil Defence Headquarters. The Quin Road Campus… Read More


Successful Clare Search Operation

September 12, 2019

Clare Civil Defence was activated on Wednesday morning, 11th September to assist in the search for a missing teenager in the Whitegate area of Co Clare. There was a successful outcome to the operation when the young lady was located by some of our colleagues in Killaloe Coast Guard and was then assessed and treated… Read More