• About us

    National Services day is organised each year by FESSEF, an entirely volunteer-led effort.

    FESSEF's mission

    • Promote awareness and goodwill among the public for the role played by service personnel in protecting the safety and security of citizens.​
    • Create opportunities for the individual services to show their appreciation for the ongoing support they receive from members of the public.

    As we continue our mission, we encourage communication, co-operation and friendship among the personnel of the Services themselves.


    Find out more about FESSEF here.

    FESSEF History

    Seamus O’Neill, a retired school principal never forgot the support local Frontline Service workers gave to his school.


     “We’d had no money in the school and the army and the guards used to play football matches to fundraise for us. So in 2013 I was looking around and there was nothing in the State that recognised the work that the emergency and security services were doing.”


    He decided to do something about it. He pulled together volunteers from all the Frontline Services to form a non-profit organisation: FESSEF. Their mission would be to create events for the public to show their appreciation, while fostering greater collaboration between their services.


    “I thought this would be one way of giving recognition to these individuals for the work they were doing”

    Seamus O’Neill Chairperson FESSEF

  • FESSEF member organisations:

  • An official National Day supported by Government

    Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health

    A national day for our emergency and security services where we, as citizens of this county, get an opportunity to pay tribute and to say ‘Thank You’

    Eoghan Murphy TD,  endorsing National Services Day Ireland

    Eoghan Murphy TD

    "Privileged to meet so many of our dedicated first responders, officials and volunteers to celebrate National Services Day. The country is grateful and proud of all the work they do for us."

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