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Minister hails crucial work of Clare Civil Defence at HQ opening

THE professionalism and dedication to duty of Clare Civil Defence was highlighted this week at the opening of the group’s new headquarters. The new facility, at the Quin Road Campus in Ennis, was officially opened this Tuesday by Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs. The headquarters is a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed building that will be utilised by more than 100 Civil Defence volunteers from around the county, and includes training facilities, office accommodation, a records management centre, storage and garage. Speaking at the official opening Minister Coveney said: “I am delighted to be here on this important occasion. It is a fantastic facility and a tribute to everyone who has been involved in this project. “We have some of the Civil Defence volunteer community here and I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to them. “Clare Civil Defence has undertaken 300 separate Covid-19 related tasks, and multiple other roles including a number of …

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Search resumes in Bunratty for missing man

Searches are to resume this morning for a man missing in the Bunratty area since Saturday. Gardaí have expressed concerned for the well being of the man in his late 50’s, originally from the Bunratty area but living in Sixmilebridge, who was last seen on Saturday. Volunteers from Bunratty Search and Rescue and locals mounted a search on Saturday evening and they were joined on Sunday morning by the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Volunteers walked the banks of the Ratty River as the operation focused on the river and surrounding waterways. The search also involved Gardaí, the Killaloe, Kilkee and Doolin units of the Irish Coast Guard, Clare Civil Defence and Kilrush RNLI. The Limerick Land Search Team have also been assisting in the search.

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