Major Emergency Management Regions and Regional Steering Groups

Eight Major Emergency Management Regions have been established in Ireland. Each Region undertakes annual work programmes to plan and prepare for major emergencies based on the risks identified through the inter-agency Regional risk assessments.

The work objectives in each Region are set and managed by a Regional Steering Group (RSG) on Major Emergency Management, comprising of senior personnel from the Principal Response Agencies. The primary role of each Regional Steering Group on Major Emergency Management is to ensure that the Regional aspect of preparedness set out in the Framework is delivered. The work is undertaken by the Regional Working Group within the Region and task specific sub groups. Counties are grouped into Regions as shown on the map below.