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Search Operation – Fermoy, Co Cork

25 January 2021

The 10-day search of Fermoy and its surrounding areas concluded on Saturday 23rd January with the recovery of the missing person (RIP). Cork North Civil Defence Unit received assistance from volunteers from Tipperary, Cork West, Cork City and Waterford County in addition to drone units. Mallow Search and Rescue provided assistance with the recovery. The… Read More


Report of Civil Defence COVID-19 related support during 2020

14 January 2021

From 17th March to 31st December Civil Defence completed 5,420 taskings while providing sustained support to communities throughout the country. Support was also provided to the Department of Justice and Equality and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.   During this 290 day period: A daily average of 38 Civil Defence volunteers provided a daily average… Read More


Galway Missing Person Search

6 January 2021

Galway Civil Defence was notified by Galway Fire & Rescue Service of a person entering the water from Wolfe Tone Bridge at approximately 2pm on Sunday 20th December 2020. A number of agencies were deployed to assist, namely, Galway Fire and Rescue Service, An Garda Síochána, RNLI, ICG Helicopter R115, Costello Bay Coastguard Unit and… Read More


Recognition from the Irish Blood Transfusion Board

21 December 2020

The Irish Blood Transfusion Board issued this piece of art to Civil Defence today to show their appreciation for all the dedication and hard work that was carried out by our volunteers nationwide during Covid. The plaque states: “Thank you to the Civil Defence and your members from the IBTS for your continuous support for… Read More


Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

17 December 2020

Below are details of a COVID-19 Vaccine Information Survey distributed by the Department of Health. There is no obligation on any member of Civil Defence or the general public to complete same but you may wish to make a contribution towards our public health experts making an informed choice about a COVID-19 vaccine. Scientists across… Read More


Cork City Flood Alert

16 December 2020

Cork City Civil Defence was activated at 4.30am on Wednesday morning, 16th December to assist with the relief of forecast flooding in Cork City Centre.


Inishannon Search Operation

30 November 2020

Cork West Civil Defence was activated at 2pm on Sunday 29th November by Bandon Garda HQ to assist in the search for a missing person near Innishannon. Cork West Civil Defence Drone Unit, Search Response and Boat Teams were deployed, with support from Irish Search Dogs. The missing man was located alive by the Cork… Read More


DCU Research

24 November 2020

Research undertaken by DCU with a number of organisations including Civil Defence during the COVID-19 pandemic. http://doras.dcu.ie/25156/1/DCU%20LISTEN%20Research%20Report.pdf  


Mayo – Missing Person Search 21st-22nd November 2020

24 November 2020

On Friday evening 20th November, Mayo Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in a Missing Persons Search operation in the Killala area of north Co Mayo . Civil Defence Volunteers were mobilised and 11 members arrived onsite at 9am on Saturday 21st November, which consisted of a Drone team and two… Read More


Allocation of Additional €1 Million to Civil Defence

16 November 2020

Minister Coveney announces Allocation of Additional €1 million to Civil Defence. Today the Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D. confirmed the allocation of an additional €1 million to his Department’s Civil Defence budget for 2021. The additional €1 million was allocated under the Dormant Accounts Action Plan for 2021. Minister… Read More