David Ahern

In October, 1986, David Ahern (who at the time was 12 years old) entered the River Lee at Blackrock Castle, Cork to rescue a young boy who was in difficulties in the water.

David Ahern was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Volunteer Firemen William McLoughlan, Thomas Morrissey and Patrick Coffey

On 31st October, 1986, Volunteer Fireman William McLoughlin, Volunteer Fireman Thomas Morrissey and Volunteer Fireman Patrick Coffey entered a burning house on Main Street, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford to rescue two children from the fire.

Fireman McLoughlin, Fireman Morrissey and Fireman Coffey were each awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

 

Anthony Carville, Orla Shevlin and Kieran Duffy

On 31st October, 1990, Anthony Carville, Orla Shevlin and Kieran Duffy assisted in the rescue of a woman who was in difficulties in Lough Muckro, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

Anthony Carville was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery, Orla Shevlin was awarded a Certificate of Bravery and Kieran Duffy was awarded a Letter of Commendation.

 

Johnny Vaughan

On 22nd July, 1990, Johnny Vaughan (who was aged 15 at the time) entered the sea at Lahinch Beach, Co. Clare in an attempt to rescue his two siblings who were in difficulties in the water.

Johnny Vaughan was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Sgt. Martin Pepper

On 3rd April, 1990, Sgt. Martin Pepper entered a burning house on Oxmanstown Road, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 to rescue a woman and her three children from the fire.

Sgt. Martin Pepper was awarded a Certificate of Bravery.

 

William Malone, Anthony Malone and Sean Lahiffe

On 28th June, 1990, William Malone, Anthony Malone and Sean Lahiffe entered the sea at Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare in an attempt two young girls and a man who was in difficulties in the water.  (The two girls were successfully rescued, but the man unfortunately died)

William Malone, Anthony Malone and Sean Lahiffe were each awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Vincent Baldwin

On 25th July, 1990, Vincent Baldwin entered a burning house in Elm Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth to rescue a woman from the fire.

Vincent Baldwin was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

John Brinn and D/Garda Matthew Melvin

On 9th January, 1991, John Brinn and D/Garda Matthew Melvin entered the River Nanny, Tuam, Co. Galway to rescue a man who had crashed his car into the water.

John Brinn and D/Garda Matthew Melvin were each awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Private Patrick Fagan and Private James Kelly

On 16th July, 1988, Private Patrick Fagan and Private James Kelly assisted in the evacuation of elderly passengers from a single decker bus that was on fire at Ballough, Lusk, Co. Dublin.

Private Patrick Fagan and Private James Kelly were each awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda John McMahon

On 27th January, 1990, Garda John McMahon sacrificed his life in order to save a youth from being run over by a car at Mortarstown, Co. Carlow.

Garda John McMahon was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

John Clarke

On 10th August, 1990, John Clarke entered the River Boyne at the Bridge of Peace in Drogheda, Co. Louth to rescue a man who was in difficulties in the water.

John Clarke was awarded a Certificate of Bravery.

 

D/Garda Con Teehan and Garda Thomas Mitchell

On 18th March, 1991, D/Garda Con Teehan and Garda Thomas Mitchell entered a burning building on New Bride Street, Dublin 8 to rescue two people from the fire.

D/Garda Con Teehan and GardaThomas Mitchell were each awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

John Philbin

On 11th November, 1990, John Philbin entered a burning house at Seacrest, Galway to rescue two women from the fire

John Philbin was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery

 

Kenneth Reilly

On 1st April, 1991, Kenneth Reilly entered the River Boyne in Slane, Co. Meath to rescue a woman who was in difficulties in the water.

Kenneth Reilly was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Joseph Walsh and William McNamara

On 23rd April, 1991, Joseph Walsh assisted William McNamara in the rescuing a young woman and baby from a burning house at Avenue De Rennes, Mahon, Blackrock, Cork.

William McNamara was awarded a Certificate of Bravery and Joseph Walsh was awarded a Letter of Commendation.

 

Corporal Eoin Port and Garda Michael Whelan

On 28th May, 1991, Corporal Eoin Porter and Garda Michael Whelan entered the River Liffey at Arran Quay, Dublin to rescue a man who was in difficulties in the water.

Corporal Eoin Porter and Garda Michael Whelan were each awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Linda McTigue,  Martin Carroll, Derek Feerick and Brian McCormack

On 4th April, 1991, Linda McTigue, Martin Carroll, Derek Feerick and Brian McCormack assisted in the rescuing of a woman who was in difficulties in the River Robe, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Linda McTigue was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery,

Martin Carroll and Derek Feerick were each awarded a Certificate of Bravery and Brian McCormack was awarded a Letter of Commendation.

 

John Callanan

On 6th April, 1990, John Callanan rescued two men who were in difficulties in the River Lee at Blackrock, Cork.

John Callanan was awarded a Certificate of Bravery.

 

 

David Benton, Jim Griffin and Darren Taylor

On 10th July, 1991, David Benton, Jim Griffin and Darren Taylor entered the sea at Hook View, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford to rescue a man who was in difficulties in the water.

David Benton, Jim Griffin and Darren Taylor were each awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Sean Costelloe, Stephen McDonagh and Thomas Crowe

On 10th August, 1990, Sean Costelloe, Stephen McDonagh and Thomas Crowe entered the sea at Fanore Beach, Co. Clare to rescue four people who were in difficulties in the water.

Sean Costelloe and Stephen McDonagh were each awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery and Thomas Crowe was awarded a Certificate of Bravery.

 

John Barnacle

On 24th September, 1991, John Barnacle in a helicopter assisted in the rescuing of two people who were in difficulties in the sea North East of Dunquin, Co. Kerry.

John Barnacle was awarded a Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda Michael Brennan

On 24th October, 1991, Garda Michael Brennan entered the River Liffey at Bachelors Walk, Dublin to rescue a man who was in difficulties in the water.

Garda Michael Brennan was awarded a Certificate of Bravery.

 

Jim Whelan, Colin Fines, Derry Desmond, Tony Lawler, Declan Doyle, Ken McKenna, Paul Hutton and Jim Kennedy

On 19th February, 1990, Jim Whelan, Colin Fines, Derry Desmond, Tony Lawler, Declan Doyle, Ken McKenna, Paul Hutton and Jim Kennedy assisted in the attempted rescue of a woman who had jumped off the B&I Ferry "Leinster" near Kish, Dublin.

Jim Whelan, Colin Fines, Derry Desmond, Tony Lawler, Declan Doyle, Ken McKenna, Paul Hutton and Jim Kennedy were each awarded a Certificate of Bravery.

 

Coy Sergeant John Phelan

On 18th February, 1989, Coy. Sergeant John Phelan entered the River Liffey at Bachelors Walk, Dublin to rescue a woman who was in difficulties in the water.

Coy. Sergeant John Phelan was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

William Lupton and Reg Doyle

On 9th December, 1990, William Lupton and Reg Doyle entered a burning house in Connolly Gardens, Inchicore, Dublin 8 to rescue a woman from a fire.

William Lupton and Reg Doyle were each awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Sgt. JJ Redmond and Garda Dominic Bolger

On 10th August, 1991, Sgt. J.J. Redmond and Garda Dominic Bolger entered the River Barrow at New Ross, Co. Wexford to apprehend a youth who was drunk and had jumped into the water.

Sgt. J.J. Redmond was awarded a Certificate of Bravery and Garda Dominc Bolger was awarded a Letter of Commendation.

 

Sgt. Joseph O’Brien, Garda Kevin Lynch and Garda Patrick Dolan

On 17th November, 1991, Sgt. Joseph O’Brien, Garda Kevin Lynch and Garda Patrick Dolan entered the River Fergus near Clonard, Ennis, Co. Clare to rescue a man who was in difficulties in the water.

Garda Patrick Dolan was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery and Sgt. Joseph O’Brien and Garda Kevin Lynch were each awarded a Certificate of Bravery.