Mallow Flooding – 27th September 2023

28 September 2023

Cork North & East was activated yesterday afternoon by An Garda Síochána, Mallow to assist them and the local fire service with flood relief in the Mallow area. The Unit responded quickly and a number of volunteers took up various tasks in the Mallow area. Great interagency work by all.

National Ploughing Championships 2023, Ratheniska, Co Laois

22 September 2023

Civil Defence displayed all that is good about the organisation over the course of three days 19-21 September at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Weather conditions, especially on Tuesday made things more challenging, particularly underfoot, but the event proved a great success in terms of raising awareness among the general public of… Read More

Search & Rescue Operation, Slieve Blooms

5 September 2023

On Saturday night 2nd September, Laois Civil Defence was activated to assist a family reported lost in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Two teams from Laois Civil Defence, assisted by members from Offaly Civil Defence and the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association and members of An Garda Síochána carried out a search of the area and… Read More

Westmeath HQ Official Opening

2 August 2023

A ceremony to mark the official opening of the new Westmeath Civil Defence Headquarters took place on Friday 28th July.

Reek Sunday

2 August 2023

Dublin Civil Defence assisted Mayo Civil Defence and the Order of Malta with a Mountain Stretcher Team for Reek Sunday on 30th July.

Dublin Homecoming, Smithfield

2 August 2023

Dublin Civil Defence provided medical cover for the homecoming for the Dublin Team and the Sam Maguire in Smithfield on Monday night, 31st July. Two ambulances, One Comms Truck and 40 Volunteers were on duty.

Donegal Flooding, Raphoe and Castlefin

28 July 2023

On Saturday evening 22nd July, Donegal Civil Defence AFS and Swift Water units were activated by  Donegal County Council to assist the Donegal Fire Service due to flooding in the Finn Valley area, affecting the towns of Raphoe and Castlefin in East Donegal. Civil Defence deployed the following resources to Raphoe Town, reporting into the… Read More

Code of Practice – July 2023

27 July 2023

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin TD made Code of Practice Regulations SI 371 of 2023 in accordance with section 10 (1) of the Civil Defence Act 2023. The Regulations, which consolidates the Code of Conduct and the Volunteer Policy came into effect on 19th July. Code of Practice 19 July 2023

Laois Search & Recovery Operation

24 July 2023

On Wednesday 12th July Laois Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to carry out a search operation of a woodland area for a missing person outside of Portlaoise town. 17 volunteers responded to the call and were on the scene within 30 minutes of the initial request. Search operations continued over the following… Read More

Civil Defence Act 2023

14 July 2023

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin TD has signed a commencement order for the Civil Defence Act 2023. The new Act comes into effect from 18th July. The Act provides a modern and consolidated legal basis for Civil Defence today and for the years to come. Civil Defence Act 2023