Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1.  WHO CAN BE NOMINATED FOR A BRAVERY AWARD

    Deeds of Bravery Awards are given to people from all walks of life and all sections of the community who have saved a human life involving personal risk to them. 


  2. WHO MAY MAKE A NOMINATION

    Anyone may make a nomination by completing and submitting the electronic nomination form on this website to us. You may also write or phone the Secretary to the National Bravery Awards at the contact details given below.  Nominations are received from members of the public, An Garda Síochána or from other bodies such as Local Authorities, the Defence Forces, etc.


  3. INFORMATION REQUIRED

    It is important that you provide as much information as possible about the bravery deed of your nominee, and try to explain why you think they deserve the award.  Please supply as much information as you have e.g. press cuttings, information of the weather conditions/environmental details on the day, where the deed took place and any other relevant material.

  4. TIMING OF NOMINATIONS

    The annual closing date for awards is 31 March. 

    Memorial awards can be made if the nominee died while carrying out the deed while Posthumous awards are awarded to persons who died while the assessment was carried out.


  5. CONFIDENTIALITY

    All nominations for the Bravery Awards are treated in the strictest confidence.  The nominee should not be informed that they have been nominated, as it is not fair to raise expectations in case they are not met.


  6. SUPPORT LETTERS

    Letters of support should be from others who have first hand knowledge of and can endorse the nominee’s deed.


  7. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND PROGRESS OF NOMINATIONS

    Upon receipt of your nomination, we will send an acknowledgement.  We regret that it is not possible to enter into correspondence on the merits of a particular nomination whilst it is under consideration.

  8. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    You may send additional information to support the nomination at any time, and we will ensure that this is considered with the existing papers.  The National Bravery Awards Secretariat should be informed of any important change to the information supplied, such as the home address of the nominee.

  9. ENQUIRIES

    Further enquiries relating to the Bravery Awards may be answered on our website which can be found at: 
    www.bravery.ie or by writing to:

    Secretary
    National Bravery Awards Secretariat
    51 St. Stephen’s Green,
    Dublin 2

    Phone: + 353 1 602 8202
    Fax: + 353 1 6615461
    Email: 
    sec@bravery.ie

  10. NOMINATION FORMS


    Please complete the nomination form.

    Alternatively, you can write to or telephone the National Bravery Awards Secretariat and ask for a paper version to be sent to you by post.

    You can return the form by post, fax or e-mail to the contact information below.


    Secretary
    National Bravery Awards Secretariat
    51 St. Stephen’s Green,
    Dublin 2

    Phone: + 353 1 602 8202
    Fax: + 353 1 6615461
    Email: 
     sec@bravery.ie

  11. CHECKING PROCESS

    As you can imagine, verifying a deed of bravery may take time.  You can contact the National Bravery Awards Secretariat if you would like to check on progress of your nomination.