Covid-19 Medal Presentation Ceremony in Croke Park
30 November 2022
The Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D. yesterday honoured Civil Defence volunteers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic at a ceremony in Croke Park.
Minister Coveney has commissioned a special COVID-19 medal for all volunteers who undertook duties during the COVID-19 crisis. In total, this medal will be presented to circa. 1,500 volunteers.
The medal consists of a cross, bearing the Irish civil defence harp logo, to signify extraordinary leadership, dedication, sense of duty, personal example and courage in assisting communities during the covid-19 pandemic.
Civil Defence volunteers undertook 9,500 taskings during the pandemic in support of the Local Authorities, HSE and An Garda Síochána.
Below are some photos from yesterdays event (more to follow) and some press clippings: