News

Another Casualty Rescued in Slieve Bloom Mountains

10 June 2021

Laois Civil Defence along with emergency services rescued another injured walker in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday.  It was the second time in just two days that emergency crews were called out to help a casualty in the area. Laois Civil Defence volunteers responded to a call to assist an ambulance crew, because of difficulties… Read More


Official Opening of Clare Civil Defence Headquarters

10 June 2021

Minister Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Defence & Minister for Foreign Affairs officially opened the new Clare Civil Defence Headquarters on Tuesday the 8th June. The new facility at the Quin Road Campus in Ennis, Co. Clare, is a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed building that will be utilised by more than 100 Civil Defence volunteers from around… Read More


Galway Search Operation

9 June 2021

On Friday 4th June 2021 Galway Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist with the search of a missing male in the Galway City area. After a briefing with Garda search managers, Galway Civil Defence boat crews began a search of the canal areas on Friday afternoon. The search area was extended… Read More


Dublin Civil Defence – Medical Cover, Peamount Ladies Soccer

8 June 2021

Dublin Civil Defence provided medical cover at Peamount Ladies Soccer grounds on Saturday 5th June.  


Kerry Civil Defence – First Aid Cover, Listowel Races, June 2021

8 June 2021

Final day at Listowel Races for Kerry Civil Defence volunteers who are pictured with colleagues from the Irish Red Cross Mallow-Charleville unit and Turf Club Doctors.


Next Stop Hollywood

1 June 2021

Clare Civil Defence has been for the last six weeks assisting with the filming of a very popular television series being produced by RTE, the BBC and Half Island Productions. Filming of “Smother” series 2 has been taking place on the north coast of Clare and is due for release towards the end of this… Read More


Cork North – Wedding Bells

31 May 2021

Cork North Civil Defence members took a break from duties on Saturday last, 29th May to join in the celebrations on the occasion of the marriage of two volunteer members, Kieran Brennan and Karena Hunter. Civil Defence provided a Guard of Honour outside the church. It was lovely to see the number one uniform worn… Read More


Limerick Civil Defence RTC Exercise

28 May 2021

On Thursday 27th May, Limerick Civil Defence volunteers assisted with Limerick Fire Service New Recruits Course.  Members assisted as casualties while Garry Fitzpatrick, Assistant Civil Defence Officer carried out his role as Paramedic for the exercise.  


Throwback: Civil Defence Simulate Nuclear Incident – May 1989

28 May 2021

Throwback to a news report broadcast on RTÉ on the 27th May 1989 RTÉ Archives: Civil Defence Similate Nuclear Incident – May 1989


Galway – Missing Person Search

17 May 2021

The search for a missing male in the Inverin area of Co Galway continued on Sunday 16th May. On Thursday 13th May 2021 Galway Civil Defence received a request from An Garda Síochána to assist with the search. A Galway Civil Defence team responded to and conducted a search of the area of the last… Read More