Rosemarie Lawlor “Met Éireann’s Flood Forecasting Centre: Progress on establishing the Flood Forecast Centre and how we worked during Storm Ellen”

Report on Severe Weather Events 2017 – 2018


Commandant Finbar McArdle; ‘Aerial firefighting – An Irish Air Corps Perspective’

Eugene Clonan, Irish Coast Guard; ‘Irish Coast Guard New Governance Structure and Developments for Search and Rescue’

Derek Whelan, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Kildare; ‘Exercise Tuilte’

Inspector Garda Daniel O’Driscoll; ‘Countering Complexity; Dynamic decision-making in crisis response’


Tom Cuddy, Irish Water; Managing water services, response to drought

Derek Whelan, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Kildare; Storm Emma & Kildare County 

Chris Reynolds, Director IRCG, Comparison of Maritime and Land Emergency Management Framework

Cahir O’ Byrne; Emergency Management,The HSE context

Aidan Dempsey, Chief Fire Officer, Wicklow, Wild land fires an MEM Perspective

Previous Years

Rosanna White, Defence Forces; Supporting the PRAs response to Emergencies

John O’Meara, Ireland’s response to Major Emergencies abroad

Finbarr O’ Sullivan, An Garda Síochána, The Rocsafe project

Cian O’Brien, Enhancing Emergency Management in Ireland using mobile technology

Brendan Mc Grath,Chief Executive of Galway City Council, Local Governments response to Flood Emergencies

Dr. Caroline mc Mullan, DCU, Risk Preparedness; An Individual and Household Perspective

Paul L’Estrange, Chief Fire Officer, Wexford, Storm Emma in Wexford

Paul Rock, National Directorate for Fire & Emergency Management, Copernicus Overview