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COVID-19 Report, 5th April 2020

April 5, 2020

Civil Defence (Cosaint Shibhialta) is a statutory volunteer-based organisation established in the 1950s. Nationally, Civil Defence is managed by 35 Local Authority Civil Defence Officers with a membership of approximately 3,500 volunteers. The volunteers give freely of their time and talents. The role of Civil Defence as set out in the 2015 Government White Paper… Read More


Cork City CD News Report in the Evening Echo 2nd April 2020

April 3, 2020


COVID 19 – Essential Workers

March 28, 2020

Update 28 March 2020  You will be aware of the extra restrictions announced by the Taoiseach on Friday 27 March 2020. This requires everyone to stay at home for the next 14 days. There are exceptions and one is for essential workers which Civil Defence Officers and volunteers fit into. The full list is published… Read More


Loss of Earnings Scheme for Civil Defence Volunteers due to COVID-19 Illness

March 24, 2020

In line with Government policy arising from the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Defence has introduced an illness loss of earnings scheme for Civil Defence volunteers who are activated during the COVID-19 crisis. The scheme relates to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 illness as a result of being involved in Civil Defence duties. It will cover… Read More


PHECC COVID‐19 Advisory.

March 20, 2020

PHECC COVID‐19 Advisory v1 20th March 2020 To: All PHECC Responders, Registered Practitioners, Recognised Institutions, Approved Training Instructions and Licensed CPG Providers. Dear Colleagues, The global pandemic of SARS NCOV2 (COVID‐19) has resulted in significant challenges and changes in how healthcare (including pre‐hospital care) is being delivered in Ireland. This innovation and flexibility is likely… Read More


COVID-19 Press Release

March 20, 2020

Press Release on Civil Defence in the context of COVID-19   Civil Defence (Cosaint Shibhialta) is a statutory volunteer-based organisation established in the 1950s. Nationally, Civil Defence is managed by 35 Local Authority Civil Defence Officers with a membership of approximately 3,500 volunteers.   These volunteers give their time and talents freely to support their… Read More


COVID – 19 and Civil Defence

March 13, 2020

In light of the current situation, all non-essential Civil Defence training has been suspended in line with Government policy around social distancing. Civil Defence does however remain on standby to assist the Principal Response Agencies as normal if required. We encourage all Civil Defence volunteers to familiarize themselves with proper procedures for donning and doffing… Read More


COVID-19 Information Resources

March 13, 2020

UPDATED: 25th March @ 15:20. Guidance to Support Prioritisation of the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Current recommendations for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Management of Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 The PHECC Medical Advisory Committee Guidance to practitioners and responders of all levels . PHECC COVID19 Advisory V1 Infectious Disease… Read More


Pilot Information Management Officers, Train the Trainer Course

March 7, 2020

Civil Defence Officers and Communications Instructors took part in the pilot Information Management Officers, Train the Trainer course on Saturday 7th March.  The course, facilitated by members of the PRA’s, discussed the Information Management System utilised through the Framework for Major Emergency Management.  Participants honed skills developed through e-learning and classroom sessions to deliver information… Read More


Clare – Search & Rescue, 4th March 2020

March 5, 2020

At 8.45pm on Wednesday 4th March, Clare Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána assist in the search for Father and Daughter reported missing in a densely wooded area approximately six miles from Ennis.  The Father had contacted Gardaí to explain that they had become disorientated while out walking, and had no idea where… Read More