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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


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


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


FINAL UPDATE: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

February 14, 2012

The Glandore search operation concluded on Friday 10th February after 27 days with the recovery of the body of Said Aly Eldin, the last of the five missing fishermen who had been lost with the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme on Sunday 15th January. During the course of the operation it was apparent that the… Read More


Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 2012

February 14, 2012

CD 3946 14th February 2012 All CDO’s & ACDO’s We have been asked by Joe Walsh Tours to advise Civil Defence members that the Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes is scheduled to take place from 11th to 16th May, 2012. Accommodation will be provided on a full board basis for a duration of 5 nights at… Read More


UPDATE 09/02/2012: Cork West Civil Defence – Search Operation, Glandore, January/February2012

February 9, 2012

The body of Michael Hayes, captain of the stricken Tit Bonhomme trawler was recovered yesterday from the water close to the harbour on the Glandore village side of Glandore Bay. Cork West Civil Defence Volunteer member, George Vladisavljevic spotted the body from a cliff top vantage point above Prison Cove. Civil Defence Officer, Niall Twomey… Read More