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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Notice!

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak worldwide many of our events have been cancelled or re-scheduled. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause but the health of our members and supporters is of the utmost importance to us. You may still communicate with us by email or by phone.

Performing CPR during the Covid-19 Virus? Take a look at the IDRA recommendation for CPR.

Thank you and keep safe.


Are you a full member of the Foundation or would you like to become a member?
If you are a member and haven't paid your 2020 membership fee (due since January 1st) could we gently remind you to bring your membership up to date. Please go to the payments page to do so.
If you are not a member and would like to become one you may do so by registering your details with us and paying your membership fee.
The Foundation relies on memberships to continue its work and in these difficult times it is becoming increasingly important that we receive the necessary support from you, our benefactors.
Payment options are to make a bank transfer to our account or pay through PayPal.


Our Hon. Secretary on leave Mr. John Connolly, Honorary Secretary of the Lifesaving Foundation is taking a short leave from his post. read more

Ms. Elizabeth Bennett Retires: The Foundation would like to congratulate lifesaver Elizabeth (Tizzy) Bennett on her retirement. read more

2020 Ireland Medal Recipient: Congratulations to Trauma and Critical Care Doctor Paddy Morgan on being awarded the 2020 Ireland Medal. read more

Ireland Medal History Journal Paper: The Life Saving Awards Research Society [LSARS] have featured an article in its August, 2020 issue. read more.  

2019 Ireland Medal Presentation: The Ireland Medal for 2019 was presented to Professor Michael Tipton, MBE in Dooley's Hotel, Waterford on Monday, 24th February. read more

Water Safety Advice for Parents/Grandparents:For some sound advice go to the our Water Safety Page where you will find advice for parents and grandparents.

International Drowning Researchers’ Alliance [IDRA], have issued recommendations for CPR during the Covid-19 outbreak. read more.

Donation from Retired Garda Association: A cheque was presented to the Foundation's Doherty Police Research Fund from the Retired Garda Association. read more.

Programmes for 2020: The Lifesaving Foundation wishes to inform all that its planned International Drowning Prevention Research Conference in September 2020 has been cancelled. read more.