Sat, 23 May, 2020
Homeless support organisations are making contingency plans for the spread of Covid-19 among those in emergency accommodation and accessing night services.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2020
There will be an elevated risk of coastal flooding with a “violent” storm-force-11 gale-warning in place some coastal areas.
Sat, 29 Feb, 2020
A spokesperson for the Irish Coastguard has warned that gale force winds could impede the search for a missing fisherman off the south east coast this morning.
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
The association representing the country’s frontline Defence Forces has taken a case to the Council of Europe to force the State to recognise the right of soldiers, sailors and aircrew to register as conscientious objectors.
Sat, 02 Nov, 2019
Naval service divers are due to dive tomorrow on areas of interest identified in Dunmanus Bay as the search for the missing young fisherman feared drowned off Cork continues.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
As a multi-agency search operation continues in Dunmanus Bay, Schull, Co Cork, members of the public are being asked not to risk their own safety.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
City business groups have backed the development of a skyscraper hotel in Cork's docklands, but concerns have also been raised about retaining access to the river.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019
Latest: At least 60 cars have been damaged, many beyond repair, in a major blaze at a multi-story car park on the southside of Cork city tonight.
Sat, 31 Aug, 2019
Fears that 600 music and cultural festivals could have been cancelled next summer due to serious concerns that on-site emergency medical care will no longer be available have finally been resolved after a year of delays.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
Mountain Rescue Ireland, the Irish Air Corps and the Gardaí are among those overseeing safety.
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
A former Army private, a rugby international, a martial arts instructor and a one-time IT recruitment consultant are among nine young men who have become the latest additions to the Naval Service officers' ranks.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
The Civil Defence is expected to hear today whether it will be allowed continue to provide emergency medical services at hundreds of community festivals.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
This year’s Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon will mark another step towards a ‘greener’ event, as organisers continue their efforts to reduce the single-use plastics accumulated during the race.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
Hundreds of community and volunteer events and festivals could be under threat due to soaring insurance costs and regulatory issues.
Wed, 08 May, 2019
Up to 200 of Ireland's upcoming festivals are at risk due to an insurance-related issue.
A body has been found in Waterford during an ongoing search for missing local man Leonard O'Neill, who was last seen alive 12 days ago.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses amidst local speculation that yesterday's huge wildfires in Co Donegal may have been started deliberately.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
The fire will continue to be monitored overnight with a number of 'hot-spots' still under observation.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon was launched today as both pro and budding runners and walkers were encouraged to sign up and register for the event taking place on June 2.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year has sunk in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least 45 people, an official said.
Retired RTÉ commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has praised volunteers in organisations across the emergency and voluntary spectrum for their tireless work and commitment throughout the years.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2018
Gardai are investigating after thousands of euro worth of vital equipment was stolen from the Sligo-Leitrim Mountain Rescue base at the weekend.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
They were praised for selfless acts during Storm Ophelia and during Storm Emma, but fears have been raised about the declining number of Civil Defence volunteers in Cork city and county.
Mon, 02 Apr, 2018
Dozens of emergency service personnel and volunteers have been drafted in to help search for missing teenager Elisha Gault, with concern growing for her welfare.
Tue, 20 Mar, 2018
A teenager who suffered life-changing neck injuries in a fall while taking photos of the snow is expected to be transferred to Dublin for specialist treatment.
Sat, 03 Mar, 2018
Experienced civil defence volunteers have advised people to stay off the roads across West Cork.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2018
Up to 200 stranded passengers stayed the night in Cork Airport last night, writes Eoin English.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018
With thousands of people still without power and water due to Storm Ophelia, the country must now brace itself for 130km/h winds courtesy of Storm Brian.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
Gardaí in Clare are searching for an armed raider who held up a shop in Ennis this evening.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
Standby pumps are being brought to Listowel Racing Harvest Festival next week amid fears the town will run out of water.
Tue, 05 Sep, 2017
A man has drowned in a river in Co. Tipperary.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
Latest: Gardaí say they have recovered over 90% of the remains of a woman who was found in the Wicklow Mountains.
Wed, 14 Jun, 2017
Technology played a leading part in the management of this year’s Cork City Marathon, writes Eoin English of the Irish Examiner.
Sun, 04 Jun, 2017
The Civil Defence is a volunteer based organisation which supports the front line emergency services such as An Garda Síochána in times of emergency.
Thu, 11 May, 2017
Four flares were let off into the Waterford sky as a wreath was laid at sea in a tribute to the crew members of Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116.
Mon, 17 Apr, 2017
The Marine Institute's ROV submarine carried out its last dive off Blackrock island today, and has left Blacksod bay on board the Irish Lights vessel the Granuaile.
Mon, 10 Apr, 2017
Searchers for the remaining missing crew members of Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 are concentrating on the area around the crash site again after the disappointment over the weekend’s flotilla exercise.
Up to 1,000 people will this weekend mobilise in an air, sea, and land search for missing R116 helicopter crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith.
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
A sweeping search of the area where helicopter Rescue 116 went down is continuing this morning.
Fri, 07 Apr, 2017
Update: The body of Declan Whyte was recovered on March 15 in the Carrick-on-Shannon area.
Tue, 07 Mar, 2017
The search for a missing woman in Co Clare is utilising new drone technology operated by Civil Defence volunteers.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
Fri, 25 Nov, 2016
Sun, 13 Nov, 2016
A paramedic told gardaí that he used a choke manoeuvre with his girlfriend during sex in an intimate setting without knocking her out.
Fri, 11 Nov, 2016
A female member of the Civil Defence told a jury yesterday how a paramedic partially stripped her and sexually assaulted her in the back of an ambulance three years ago.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
The little boy who became the face of Syria’s suffering after a video of his bloodied face went viral has been reunited with his parents.
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
Gardaí are investigating a reported sighting of a missing woman with Down syndrome in Penneys on St Patrick’s Street, in Cork.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
Members of the emergency services, who came to the rescue of scores of people in Bandon twice last December, were hailed as heroes at the annual West Cork Community Awards on Friday night.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
IT was an imperfect rebellion, inexpertly planned and poorly supported, and it had an imperfect outcome with unfinished ambitions and ideals yet to be fully honoured.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
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