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Ukrainians Seeking Protection in Ireland

4 August 2022

Summary Report of 4th August 2022 On 24 February 2022, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine, in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict that had begun in 2014. In the days that have followed millions of Ukrainian women and children have sought refuge in countries that will accept them. Since the beginning of March work has… Read More


Reek Sunday, 31st July

2 August 2022

Volunteers from Mayo Civil Defence, ably assisted by volunteers from Dublin Defence provided ambulance support and a mountain stretcher team on Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, 31st July.


Kerry Civil Defence Assistance to Ukrainians Seeking Protection in Ireland

27 July 2022

News report on Kerry Civil Defence assistance to Ukrainians seeking protection in Ireland in today’s edition of The Kerryman newspaper:


JP McManus Pro Am

13 July 2022

The JP McManus Pro-Am took place at Adare Manor 4th-5th July.  Almost 80,000 spectators attended over the two days.  Limerick Civil Defence provided medical and water cover for the event.


Marathon Effort as Civil Defence Medics Save the Life of Cork City Marathon Runner

5 July 2022

CREW David Hegarty EFR, Rory Conlon EMT, James Finnegan EMT, Cork City CD Report from Cork City Civil Defence: On the 5th of June 2022 little did we know that it was the day they were going to be instrumental in saving a person’s life. We approach all duties the same way.  We ask ourselves… Read More


Approval to Draft new Civil Defence Bill

4 July 2022

  Approval to Draft new Civil Defence Bill The Government has today approved the drafting of a new Civil Defence Bill 2022. This is a significant milestone in the commitment to provide a more modern aggregated piece of governing legislation for Civil Defence, which was identified in the 2015 White Paper on Defence. The implementation… Read More


Volunteer and Equipment Management System (VEMS) Newletter – July 2022

1 July 2022

VEMS Newsletter, July 2022  


Charleville Show

30 June 2022

A great day at Charleville Agricultural Show again on Sunday 26th June. Cork North Civil Defence got to meet a lot of people and showcase the units capabilities and resources. The volunteers had a very enjoyable day, especially with potential new Boat crews, Ambulance crews and AFS crews.


Mayo Search & Rescue Operation

28 June 2022

On Monday afternoon, 27th June Mayo Civil Defence was activated by Claremorris Gardaí to a high priority missing person search in the Ballyhaunis area. 23 members of Civil Defence from Mayo, Galway and Roscommon units responded from across the region. Shortly after 5pm the person was located safe and well. Superintendent Gabriel Moran of Claremorris… Read More


Launch of Waterford Civil Defence Rescue & Recovery Boat

27 June 2022

Saturday 25th June was a very proud day and poignant one for Waterford City Civil Defence as at a special blessing their new rescue and recovery boat named the Dara Fitz was launched. The boat is named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick who served in the Waterford based rescue 117 and then in the Dublin based… Read More