Code of Practice – July 2023

27 July 2023

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin TD made Code of Practice Regulations SI 371 of 2023 in accordance with section 10 (1) of the Civil Defence Act 2023. The Regulations, which consolidates the Code of Conduct and the Volunteer Policy came into effect on 19th July. Code of Practice 19 July 2023

Laois Search & Recovery Operation

24 July 2023

On Wednesday 12th July Laois Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to carry out a search operation of a woodland area for a missing person outside of Portlaoise town. 17 volunteers responded to the call and were on the scene within 30 minutes of the initial request. Search operations continued over the following… Read More

Civil Defence Act 2023

14 July 2023

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin TD has signed a commencement order for the Civil Defence Act 2023. The new Act comes into effect from 18th July. The Act provides a modern and consolidated legal basis for Civil Defence today and for the years to come. Civil Defence Act 2023

Dublin Search & Rescue Operation

13 July 2023

Dublin Civil Defence volunteers responded to assist in the search for a missing lady from a care home at 12.50pm last night, 12th July. Search teams were on site within 40 minutes. Thankfully, the Civil Defence search teams located the lady at 2am, safe and well.

Civil Defence K9 Assessments

28 June 2023

Last weekend, 24-25 June Civil Defence K-9 units had their independent assessments. Special thanks to all our handlers and search dogs for the selfless hours of training that they put in.

Irish Legends Golf Tournament

28 June 2023

Volunteers from Louth provided medical and public safety cover for the Irish Legends Golf Tournament at Seapoint Golf Club from 22-25 June. This international tournament attracted senior professional players as well as a number of celebrities. Early starts and late evenings were required for the seven days of the tournament but the volunteers stepped up… Read More

Cork City Marathon

23 June 2023

Since its revival in 2007 Cork City Civil Defence has provided medical and logistical support at the Cork Marathon. Over 11,000 competitors took part in the 2023 event on Sunday 4th June.  

Cork Summer Show 2023

19 June 2023

Cork North and East Civil Defence showcased their resources at the Cork Summer Show which took place on 17th and 18th June 2023 at the Cork Showgrounds at Curraheen, Cork. Visitors to the stand included Micheál Martin Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Michael McGrath Minister for Finance, Tim Lucey Chief Executive Cork County Council and… Read More

Civil Defence Radiation Readings Exercise

12 June 2023

On Saturday 10th June Civil Defence coordinated an exercise taking grass/soil samples along with gamma radiation readings as part of the EPA National Plan.

Civil Defence Missing Persons Search Seminar

12 June 2023

A Missing Persons Search Seminar was hosted at Civil Defence Headquarters, Roscrea on Saturday 10th June.