News

Civil Defence Volunteer Supports

15 September 2020

In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic it may be timely to reiterate the various supports in place for our corps of volunteer members. In that context, attached please find (i) a copy of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Policy – please note there are leaflets and contact cards available in each unit… Read More


Meath Search Operation – River Boyne

10 September 2020

The search for a lady reported missing since the weekend was stood down yesterday evening, 9th September following the recovery of the woman’s body by the Meath Civil Defence Boat Unit. Civil Defence received assistance from Leinster River Rescue and Meath River Rescue. We extend our sincere sympathies to the deceased’s family and friends. May… Read More


Louth Search Operation

2 September 2020

Louth Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Thursday 27th August to assist in the search for a missing person in the North Louth area. a search plan was devised and Civil Defence volunteers commenced a land and river search. A drone team was also utilised. The search operation continued throughout the weekend… Read More


Volunteer Award – Clare Civil Defence Member

26 August 2020

Orlaith Lyons, a member of Clare Civil Defence has received an award from NUI Galway for her Civic Engagement contributions.  The award was granted mostly because of her volunteer work through Civil Defence.  This is a very prestigious award that reflects the incredible commitment not only given by Orlaith but by all of our dedicated volunteer… Read More


Achill Island Water Provision

24 August 2020

Mayo Civil Defence was activated on 12th August to assist in the delivery of drinking water to households on Achill Island following a ‘do not consume’ notice which issued on 11th August. A total of 350 vulnerable persons were provided with drinking water during the operation which was coordinated from Civil Defence Headquarters in Castlebar… Read More


Flood Waters Skibbereen – Storm Ellen

20 August 2020

Cork West Civil Defence Flood Response Team were deployed at 22:20hrs on Wed 19th August to assist Skibbereen Fire Brigade in clearing flood water in Skibbereen. The Flood Response Team were stood down at 00:45hrs.      


Update on Return to Central Civil Defence Training

17 August 2020

In March as a result of the onset of COVID-19 in Ireland, the Civil Defence Branch of the Department of Defence cancelled all central Civil Defence training. This was in the interests of protecting everyone involved in the training. As indicated in recent months, central Civil Defence training will resume in September 2020. However clearly… Read More


Galway Civil Defence Missing Person Searches

13 August 2020

Galway Civil Defence were called out on 2 missing person searches this week. Search 1 – 12th August Members of Oranmore, Loughrea Civil Defence and Ballinasloe Civil Defence responded to reports of a missing 15-year-old at 00:15am Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.  They responded immediately with a thermal drone and ambulance crew. The teenager was found safe… Read More


New Phase of the COVID-19 Communications Campaign

10 August 2020

  The Department of Health and HSE have launched a new phase of the COVID-19 communications campaign to encourage safe behaviours as we learn to live with COVID-19.   Living with COVID Pack.pptx


Wingman Casting Callout

22 July 2020

Mahy Media are producing a series for RTÉ called ‘Wingman’ with Baz Ashmawy. The show is about helping people to achieve a dream or an ambition, something that they have always wanted to do but never had the opportunity to do so. The producers would love to reach out to the volunteers that have been and who are still… Read More