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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 – Leinster Express News Article – 22nd February 2012

February 29, 2012


Wicklow Civil Defence – Ongoing Search Operation – February 2012

February 29, 2012

On Tuesday evening 14th February Wicklow Civil Defence were contacted by Gardaí to assist in a search for a missing man off Wicklow Harbour. At 8am on Wednesday 15th February eight members of Wicklow Civil Defence Water Rescue Unit launched two RIBS at Wicklow Harbour to assist The Garda Water Unit and RNLI to commence… Read More


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

February 29, 2012


Limerick City Civil Defence Exercise – February 2012

February 21, 2012

Limerick City Civil Defence held the first of its scheduled training exercises in Thomond Park on 19th February 2012. The morning’s training was also used to familiarise Volunteer members with the new tents recently purchased by Limerick City Civil Defence. Further Exercises will be organised periodically during the course of the year.


Laois Civil Defence – Opening of New Premises at Mountmellick – February 2012

February 20, 2012

Laois Civil Defence received a huge boost on Friday 17th February with the official opening of the new premises at Mountmellick by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter, T.D. The interior of the unit is fited out to a very high standard – all completed using the units own resources. The premises… Read More