Search for Marian Power conducted by Dublin Civil Defence on Friday 16th. and Saturday 17th. January 2015
Dublin CD was tasked by An Garda Siochana to search the area of St. Edmundsbury Hospital in Lucan Co. Dublin
On Friday morning a party of thirty four members of Dublin CD assembled to conduct the search. Having met with the Gardai at St. Edmundsbury at 10.00hrs on Friday 16th and having discussed the requirements a command post was established and the search got under way at 10.30 hrs.
Dublin Civil Defence today hosted a multi agency research seminar for K9 victim recovery. Lorna Irish, PHD candidate from the university of Huddersfield’s school of applied sciences, presented her research into “Identification of Volatile Organic Chemicals that elicit a response from Trained Victim Recovery Dogs.” The event was attended by members of Án Garda Siochana, the Irish Prison service, Customs and Revenue, and the Civil Defence.
Dublin Civil Defence was this weekend involved in a joint missing person search operation with the Irish Coast Guard Howth unit. Teams were out over the weekend conducting shore line searches and were assisted by the K9 unit.
Early on Saturday morning the Dublin Civil Defence K9 unit’s assistance was requested by an Garda Siochana with a search on lands near Swords. This was one of 3 deployments for the K9 unit this weekend in north Dublin.
Dublin Central Rescue is heading west this weekend to join up with Mayo Civil Defence, Mayo Mountain Rescue, Irish Coast Guard, the Air Corps, Gardai, the Order of Malta and over 600 local volunteers to provide medical and rescue support for the annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage. The pilgrimage normally attracts over 20’000 participants that make the 2 hour climb to the top of the 762m high peak, a tradition that stretches back over 5’000 years. The “Reek” annually attracts over 1 million visitors, some even undertake the journey to the top barefoot as an act of pennants.