Voluntary Search and Rescue Leave


Special Leave with pay may be granted to a teacher who is a member of a voluntary search and rescue organisation called out on a search and rescue operation.

In order to avail of the leave, the teacher must be a member of one of the following voluntary search and rescue organisations:

  • Irish Coast Guard
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Community Inshore Rescue Service
  • Irish Water Safety
  • Mountain Rescue Ireland

For further information please see the relevant circular below:


How to Apply

Teachers must apply directly to their current employer for approval (i.e. Board of Management/ Manager/ Education and Training Board).