Civil Defence Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)

20 September 2022

Congratulations to the 19 New EMTs who have just qualified and joined the 31 EMTs who qualified in May. So far from the class of 2021, Civil Defence have 50 new EMTs !! This is great news for the Civil Defence organisation and evidence of the hard work of the volunteers who undertook the course,… Read More

Downpatrick Head Cave Rescue – 17th/18th September

20 September 2022

Mayo Civil Defence was requested by An Garda Siochana at 21.45h on the 17/9/22 to assist with a multi agency rescue operation at Downpatrick Head in North Mayo. A person had become trapped in a sea cave at the location. Civil Defence provided a drone unit, tentage, lighting and logistical support to the 23 hour… Read More

Slieve Bloom Experiment – 13th September 2022

14 September 2022

On Tuesday the 13th September in the Slieve Blooms,  Laois and Galway Civil Defence contributed to a collaborative project between the Irish Defence Forces, Tyndall National Institute & Trinity College Dublin which seeks to develop a drone radio relay system, to enhance radio communication for personnel operating in challenging environments.  

Ukrainians Seeking Protection in Ireland

9 September 2022

Summary Report of 9th September 2022 On 24 February 2022, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine, in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict that had begun in 2014. In the days that have followed millions of Ukrainian women and children have sought refuge in countries that will accept them. Since the beginning of March work has… Read More

National Services Day 2022

5 September 2022

Carrick Camino 2022

30 August 2022

On Saturday 27th August, Roscommon, Leitrim, Mayo and Offaly Civil Defence members provided medical and communications support to organisers of the Carrick Camino 2022.

An Garda Síochána – Centenary Celebrations

29 August 2022

Dublin Civil Defence volunteers provided medical cover at the Garda 100th Anniversary celebrations in Dublin Castle yesterday, Sunday 28th August.

Electric Picnic Festival 2022

29 August 2022

On Sunday 28th August, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Laois Civil Defence volunteers were back on the lake in Stradbally building a floating pontoon in preparation for duties this coming weekend at Electric Picnic Festival 2022.

Béal na Bláth Centenary Commemoration 2022

23 August 2022

Cork West Civil Defence provided medical, communications and drone support for the Commemoration Ceremony of Sunday 21st August in Béal na Bláth, Co Cork. 22 members of Cork West Civil Defence were on duty from 9am to 6pm. Assistance was also provided by Kerry Civil Defence volunteers. Pictured with Cork West volunteers after the event… Read More

Kerry Flood Relief Efforts, 15th – 17th August 2022

17 August 2022

Kerry Civil Defence was activated on Monday evening 15th August due to heavy thundery showers in isolated areas in Tralee and north Kerry which caused flooding. The unit responded to assist at two houses in the Ballymacelligott area with 30 filled sandbags. Later, at a landslide in Kielduff area north of Tralee, Civil Defence provided… Read More