Donna Price, Ireland

Donna Price

Donna Price founded the Irish Road Victims’ Association (IRVA) in 2012 following the Coroner’s inquest into the sudden death of her 18 year old son, Darren, in a road crash in 2006, and is the chairperson of the organization – the national charity for road crash victims in Ireland.

IRVA provides free information and support including bereavement counselling and legal advice to victims and their families and assists families at every stage of Garda investigations, Coroner’s inquests, and civil and criminal legal proceedings.

IRVA hosts an event to mark the UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Victims every year which is attended by hundreds of bereaved families from all around the country.

Donna is also Founder and Co-chair of the International Road Victims’ Partnership (IRVP), a partnership of some 160 NGOs from all regions of the world – a member of the UNRSC, ETSC, and PACTS.

Appointed by the Minister of Transport in 2018, Donna is a board member of the Road Safety Authority, currently serving her second term. She is also a member of the Major Trauma Audit Committee in the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA).

Donna was the winner of the Road Safety Authority’s ‘Ambassador of the year for road safety leading light award’ in 2015, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Fedex Award in 2021, and the ASIRT Global Road Safety Advocacy Award in 2021.