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Leitrim Civil Defence – Search and Recovery Activity – March 2012

March 26, 2012

Leitrim Civil Defence, was activated by An Garda Síochána at 5pm on Wednesday 28th March to assist in the search for a reported drowning victim at Carrick- on- Shannon. Civil Defence Volunteers responded with 2 Boat crews and a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) search team. The search continued until 10.30pm without success. The search resumed… Read More


Wexford Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Activity – March 2012

March 26, 2012

Wexford Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána, Gorey on Sunday 18th March requesting assistance from with a search for a missing person in the Gorey area to commence on Monday 19th March. The Garda Air Support Unit and dog handlers were activated and Wexford Civil Defence search team met with them at Toss… Read More


Dublin Civil Defence – Heads of The River Boat Race – March 2012

March 26, 2012

Dublin Civil Defence boat crews from Malahide and Dun Laoghaire were on duty on 24th March 2012 on the River Liffey to cover the “Heads of the river” rowing race. 40 boats took part in the race, which was started by the Lord Mayor from the adjudicator’s boat escorted by the civil Defence RIB.


Kerry Community & Voluntary Forum

March 21, 2012

Following a review of the response to the severe weather of 2009/2010 in Kerry, which emphasised the good collaboration between the emergency services, the important role of the community sector in bridging the gap in local community provision was identified. Kerry County Council hosted a ‘Kerry Community & Voluntary Forum’ on Friday 9th March to… Read More


Dublin Civil Defence – St Patrick’s Day Parade – Swords – March 2012

March 20, 2012

Dublin Civil Defence was responsible for the event control of the Parade from the Control Room in County Hall. Civil Defence bike medics covered the parade route. The Swords Unit AFS Appliance and Rescue Tender both participated in the parade. The Civil Defence Ambulances and Rescue Vehicles were on stand- by as well as a… Read More


Civil Defence Website Survey

March 7, 2012

Please see below link to a survey on the redevelopment of the Civil Defence Website, completion of this survey is gratefully appreciated. Closing date for completion is Monday 23rd April at 12 noon. All information provided will be treated as confidential. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8N2FYF6


Donegal Civil Defence – Final Report of Search and Recovery Operation, Lifford, Co Donegal

March 7, 2012

The search operation for a missing 22yr old man concluded on Tuesday 28th February after 10 months of extensive searches of the Rivers Mourne, Finn and Foyle and surrounding shore lands. Human remains were recovered two miles south of Lifford town. Since Mr Colhoun was reported missing on 22nd May 2011 hundreds of local volunteers… Read More


Limerick County Civil Defence – Member Celebrates 50 Years Service

March 6, 2012

One of Ireland’s longest serving Civil Defence Volunteer members was honoured in Limerick recently. Michael J. Ryan was surrounded by friends and colleagues at a ceremony in Annacotty during which he was presented with a commemorative plaque in recognition of his 50 years of service with Limerick County Civil Defence. Michael was thanked for his… Read More


Laois Civil Defence – Opening of New Premises at Mountmellick – Irish Times News Article – 18th February 20122012

February 29, 2012


Laois Civil Defence – Opening of New Premises at Mountmellick – Leinster Express News Article – 22nd February 2012

February 29, 2012