Keith, I never called anyone reactionary. Don't just say things with no proof. And which articles did you goolge that states the organisation is responsible for saving the lives of 2m? Can you provide links to them please? I can't find any.
I don't know where Keith got the 2m figure, but I used it as well and was quoting an RTE documentary, so can't provide the reference (you could watch the doc on RTE Player, but you need to have an Irish IP address -- just like the BBC player needs a UK one).
However, the doc was part of a high-profile 5 part series (Ireland's Greatest) and is likely to have been well-researched.