Civil Defence Act 2023


Number 17 of 2023




1. Definitions

2. Functions of Minister relating to civil defence

3. Provision of information to Minister

4. Establishment of civil defence unit

5. Civil defence officers

6. Civil defence volunteers

7. Register of civil defence volunteers

8. Civil defence plans

9. Funding of civil defence

10. Code of practice

11. Expenses

12. Regulations

13. Repeals

14. Transitional arrangements

15. Short title and commencement

Acts Referred to

Air-Raid Precautions (Amendment) Act 1946 (No. 28)

Air-Raid Precautions Act 1939 (No. 21)

Civil Defence Act 2012 (No. 51)

Data Protection Act 2018 (No. 7)

Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act 1926 (No. 39)

Local Government Act 2001 (No. 37)

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (No. 47)


Number 17 of 2023


An Act to provide for the functions of the Minister for Defence relating to civil defence; to provide for the responsibilities of local authorities relating to civil defence; to make provision relating to civil defence officers and civil defence volunteers; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a register to be known as the Register of Civil Defence Volunteers; to provide for civil defence plans; to make provision for the funding of civil defence; to provide for codes of practice; for those and other purposes to provide for the repeal of certain enactments and necessary transitional arrangements; and to provide for related matters.

[26th June, 2023]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: