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Who are we?

Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA) 


The Irish Road Victims Association is a NGO that supports those bereaved or injured by road collisions and campaigns for justice, rights and recognition for Road Crash Victims. 

It works with all Stakeholders whose common aim to prevent road deaths and injuries, to improve road crash investigations and to improve support services for Road Victims and bereaved families. 

It campaigns for a fairer justice system, with more transparent investigations, prosecutions and Coroner's inquests. It seeks improved support and recognition for Road Victims together with timely accurate information provided for those affected by road deaths and injuries, without excessive fees being applied. 


Irish Road Victims Association – Emotional Support 


The Irish Road Victims Association comprises a group of people, many of whom have lost a loved one in a road traffic collision or have been injured themselves, their colleagues, relatives and friends. They are available to speak to bereaved families if they would like to discuss any aspect of their post-crash experience. 


Irish Road Victims Association – Practical Support 


Information Guides 


The IRVA has produced a Guide for the Families of Victims of Road Traffic Collisions. It is available for anybody affected by road traffic collisions, including bereaved families. It outlines the steps involved in the professional Garda investigation of serious injury and fatal collisions, and the subsequent post-mortem, inquest and legal proceedings (where applicable) and offers information and advice to the victim’s family. 


The Irish Road Victims’ Association is a member of the International Road Victims Partnership (IRVP), a member of the European Federation for Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and is also a member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety & Road Victims. IRVA through the IRVP is also a member of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC). IRVA is also a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter (ERSC). 

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