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Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD praises Civil Defence

2 March, 2018 - by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has praised the extraordinary efforts of the Civil Defence during Storm Emma.

Teachta Ó Laoghaire said;

“The Civil Defence play an absolutely crucial role during events such as Storm Emma and other severe weather alerts. This is when they really come in to their own.

“These are 3,469 ordinary men and women who volunteer to assist their communities. They give of their own time to ensure that the vulnerable and isolated can be looked after.

“In the last few days Civil Defence workers have been involved in assisting vehicles which were stuck, including ambulances, in getting essential frontline staff to their workplaces, and in supporting emergency services, and indeed delivering meals on wheels.

“The response to such a storm as this would be many times more difficult without their contribution and I think all the Irish people, particularly those who have benefited directly, are grateful for their work.”

Note: Please see the following link for PQs on the Civil Defence submitted by Teachta Ó Laoghaire -

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