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Mark Keane Re-Elected Vice-President of PDFORRA for a Second 3 Year Term

By Industrial Relations Officer

Mark Keane of the Naval Service was re-elected as Vice President of PDFORRA today, at the Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo.  He will now commence his second three-year term as Vice President. Mark has served 24 years in the Naval Service – and 15 years in PDFORRA, at local and national level. He lives in […]

PDFORRA suggests scope exits for easing of Haddington Rd Agreement restrictions in limited circumstances

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, says that the improved economic growth figures would justify an easing of the terms of the Haddington Rd Agreement in certain limited circumstances. Speaking at the Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo today, Gerry Rooney, General Secretary, said: “The improved economic growth figures […]

PDFORRA Calls for the Immediate Implementation of the European Social Charter

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, today called on the Government to immediately implement the European Social Charter. Speaking at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo today, Ger Guinan, Deputy General Secretary, said “The European Social Charter obliges its signatory states, including Ireland, to implement a range […]


PDFORRA calls for ‘Personal Support Services’ (PSS) for troops on current UNDOF mission on Golan

By Industrial Relations Officer

At their Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo today PDFORRA called for the implementation of a recommendation in the recent IMG report in respect to the provision of greater access to PSS to those who are currently serving with the UNDOF mission Golan Heights. PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence […]

Information Circular No 22/2014: Adjudication Report – Replacement of Reserve Defence Force (RDF) Allowance With Subsistence Allowance

By Industrial Relations Officer

On the 5th of July 2014, PDFORRA presented its case to the Adjudicator for the retention and pension-ability of the aforementioned RDF Allowance.  The case arises from Conciliation Council Report No. 449.  This report outlines the negotiations that took place between the Department of Defence and PDFORRA regarding the introduction of an appropriate and verifiable […]

Information Circular No 21/2014: Petition Seeking an Increase in the Upper Service Limit of Post 1st Jan 1994 Enlisted Personnel of Private and Corporal Rank to 50 Years of Age – Sent to Minister for Defence

By Industrial Relations Officer

The petition calling for an increase in the upper service limit of post 1st January 1994 Enlisted Personnel of Private and Corporal rank to 50 years of age has been sent to the Minster for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney, TD.  By the end of July 2014 a total of 1,300 PDFORRA members had signed the […]