35th Anniversary Celebrations

On Saturday 25th June, the Security Institute celebrated its 35th Year Anniversary. The event was well attended by many past, present and future members, directors and presidents.

In a keynote speech, Joseph Moloney said “In 1980, 7 men (Kevin Malone, Patrick Turner, Brian Pilkington, Michael Birmingham, William O’Higgins, Hugh Bracken & Joseph Maloney  met in the Garda Club in Harrington Street in Dublin and decided to set up an Institute. A lot of time and energy was given up to the formation of the Institute which was totally voluntary. For a year before the Institute was registered in 1981, we had to complete a Memorandum and Articles of Association, design courses and appoint a Board of Governors to name a few….

It was decided that we set up a Security Management Course that would run for 3 hours one night a week from September to May with a 6 hours examination to qualify for membership of the Institute. We divided our exam into specific categories:

  • 1.5 hour exam on General Security 
  • 1 hour exam on Fire and Risk Management
  • 1.5 hour exam on Criminal and Civil Law 
  • 1.5 hour exam on Occupational Safety and Health 
  • 1 hour exam on Insurance Risk Management 

Our main objectives were to create standards and maintain them. I know now that my fellow founders like myself can take pride in our contribution to the standards within the security profession, I am thrilled to see how far the Security Institute has come and look forward to the future”