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Information Circular No 4/2014: PDFORRA Claim for Contract Soldiers

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is seeking an upper service limit of 50 yrs of age for Privates and Corporals (the same as those for Sergeant rank) – subject to continuing to meet the eligibility criteria including the high fitness and medical standards a claim has been submitted through the Conciliation Council Scheme and the main elements which forms […]

Information Circular No 2/2014: Standardisation of PDF Leave and Holidays with the Civil and Public Service

By Industrial Relations Officer

As previously reported a review of the leave and holiday arrangements in the PDF is taking place under the standardisation clause of the Croke Park Agreement/Haddington Rd Agreement. The main thrust of the proposals received from the Department is to move to a situation where leave is calculated on a 5 day week basis rather […]

Information Circular No 1/2014: Update on PDFORRA Claims Regarding Post 1994 Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

Establishment of Sub-Committee:               A Conciliation and Arbitration (C&A) sub-committee has been established to review the terms of service applying to personnel enlisting in the Permanent Defence Force after 1st of January 1994.   Schedule of Meetings:                       Following a meeting on the 20th December 2013, agreement was reached between PDFORRA and the Department of Defence that a […]


Information Circular No 35/2013: SELECTION CRITERIA – CAREER ADVANCEMENT COURSES

By General Secretary

Negotiations on a revised selection criteria for career advancement courses have concluded and the new criteria has been instituted through ‘A’ Administrative Instruction Part 10, Amendment No 35. The new selection criteria should be used for selection for places on Potential NCO Courses; Standard NCO Courses; Senior NCO Courses and Logistics Accountancy Courses.  The new […]

Information Circular No 34/2013: WHITE PAPER ON DEFENCE – PDFORRA SUBMISSION

By General Secretary

Alan Shatter, TD has published a Green Paper on Defence to stimulate analysis and debate of Ireland’s defence and security situation – and with the intention of developing a new White Paper on Defence.  PDFORRA has made both a written and a verbal submission as part of this process. PDFORRAs submissions covered issues arising from […]

Information Circular No 33/2013: HADDINGTON ROAD AGREEMENT – CHANGES TO PENSIONS IN EXCESS OF €32,500

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Pensions of Enlisted Personnel of the Defence Forces Who Retired – Before the Previous Grace Period – End of February 2012:         Had their pensions calculated on their 2010 pre-cut pay rates and were subject to a Public Service Pension Reduction of about 4%. From 1st March 2012 and Personnel Who Will Retire Before the […]