Cavan Civil Defence – New Headquarters

29 May 2023

Micheál Martin, Tánaiste and Minister for Defence visited the new Civil Defence headquarters in Cavan on Friday 26th May. Work on the new building at Pullamore Business Park is nearing completion and the Unit will move in over the summer. The Tánaiste met with John Maguire CDO, Carmel Prior ACDO and with a number of… Read More

Communication Equipment Exercise – River Shannon, 23rd May 2023

26 May 2023

Limerick Civil Defence participated in a multi-agency operation took place on the River Shannon to test the emergency services’ communication equipment.  The multi-agency exercise assessed interagency coordination during time of critical incidents and also tested communication systems.  In attendance was Councillor Francis Foley, Mayor of Limerick City & County and Chief Executive Dr. Pat Daly…. Read More

Dublin Water Outage

26 May 2023

During a major water outage on Thursday evening 25th May Dublin Civil Defence activated five fire appliances and crews to deliver approximately 180,000 litres of water to keep two medical facilities functioning.

Passing of former Civil Defence Officer

26 May 2023

Mel Keavney who served as Cavan Civil Defence Officer from 1969 – 2000 passed away on Wednesday 24th May. Mel will repose at the McMahon Funeral Home, Farnham Road, Cavan H12 C821, on Thursday evening, from 5pm until 7pm. Removal, leaving his home, on Friday at 12.30pm and travelling to St. Aidan’s Church, Butlersbridge, arriving… Read More

Visit of US President Joe Biden to Ballina, Co Mayo

23 May 2023

  President of the United States Joe Biden visited Ballina on the evening of 14th April 2023. Civil Defence deployed 30 members to support this historic event. Mayo Civil Defence received support from Galway and Offaly Civil Defence and worked alongside Order of Malta Ireland, An Garda Siochana, The Health Service Executive, Mayo Fire and… Read More

Waterford Civil Defence – Community Volunteer Award

18 May 2023

Waterford Volunteer Instructor Siobhan McCormack was recently selected as a winner in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) Community Volunteer Awards. The third winner of a National Ambulance Service (NAS) Community Volunteer Award is Siobhán McCormack. Siobhán is founding member of Kilmacthomas Community First Responders, established in 2012. An exemplary instructor and first responder she truly… Read More

Mayo Civil Defence May Bank Holiday Weekend Activities

4 May 2023

Mayo Civil Defence volunteers were on duty across Mayo on the weekend of 29th April – 1st May supporting Mayo Day, Mayo Pink Ribbon and a Mini Marathon, working alongside The Order of Malta.

Laois Civil Defence – Bank Holiday Weekend Activities

2 May 2023

A busy bank holiday weekend is coming to a close for Laois Civil Defence volunteers. Friday, Saturday and Sunday crews covered the Coillte Biking Blitz on the Slieve Bloom Mountains alongside volunteers from Offaly Civil Defence. Sunday the Boat Crews provided safety cover the Dragon Regatta on the River Barrow with  Kildare Civil Defence.

Seán Kavanagh, R.I.P.

2 May 2023

Former Sligo Civil Defence Officer, Seán Kavanagh passed away on 28th April.  Following requiem mass on Monday morning 1st May the funeral proceeded to St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden for burial. Mr Kavanagh served as Assistant Civil Defence Officer from 12th October 1983 until his appointment as Civil Defence Officer on 1st June 1998. Mr Kavanagh… Read More

Rescue Organisation Ireland Challenge, Laois Civil Defence

25 April 2023

Laois Civil Defence entered a team in this years Rescue Organisation Ireland Challenge on Saturday 22nd April. The team won 1st Place in the Pit 1 Trauma Challenge in Newbridge. The team, which consisted of Paul Baynham, Sarah Talbot and Ciarán O’Mahony also has an opportunity to travel to the World Rescue Challenge in October… Read More