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

The Council who adjudicates on who should receive an award is called Comhairle na Míre Gaile and it consists of:



As of Octoberr 2017 the current members are:



The postal address for the Secretariat to the National Bravery Awards is 51 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. The Secretary to the Council is Ms. Fiona Kealy – telephone: 01 6028202, email:

Nominations are received from members of the public, An Garda Síochána or from other bodies such as Local Authorities, the Defence Forces, etc.