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Information Circular No 6/2015: Amendment of DFR A.10 – To Make Provision for Personnel With Non-Reckonable Leave Taken in Excess of One Year

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following negotiations between Military Management and PDFORRA at DFHQ Forum, it has been agreed to amend DFR A.10, Paragraph 11 (c), which governs Continuance in Service in Exceptional Circumstances.  Para 11(c) of the aforementioned regulation provided that a man of the Permanent Defence Forces could be Continued in Service- “(a) For such a period not […]

Information Circular No 5/2015: Adjudication Recommendation – Claim by PDFORRA for an Increase in the Upper Service Limits for Post 1994 Personnel

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Minister for Defence has accepted the findings of the Adjudicator’s Report in respect of a claim by PDFORRA for an increase in the upper service limit to allow post 1 January 1994 Privates and Corporals to serve to 50 years of age.  On Wednesday 04th March 2015, the Minster for Defence laid the findings […]

Information Circular No 4/2015

By General Secretary

ADJUDICATION  HEARING UPPER SERVICE LIMITS FOR POST 1994 PERSONNEL The Adjudication hearing for a review of the terms applying to Post ’94 personnel was held this morning in Defence Forces Headquarters. The adjudication commenced at 10:30 Hrs. Having welcomed both parties Mr Brendan Duffy initially satisfied himself that the matter was appropriate for adjudication. In […]


Information Circular No 3/2015: Post 1994 Personnel – Annual Leave Entitlements on Discharge

By Industrial Relations Officer

Recently, members undergoing various retirement courses, run by the Military Authorities, were informed that they did NOT qualify for their full entitlement of Annual Leave preceding Discharge. Following successful intervention by PDFORRA, the Military Authorities have agreed that those ‘who do not meet the laid down criteria for continuance in service, are to be afforded […]

Information Circular No 2/2015: Budget 2015 – Changes to Weekly Pay

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Minister for Finance, in his Budget 2015 speech, outlined a number of measures in relation to changes to income tax bands and reductions to both the higher rate of Income Tax and reductions in the rates of Universal Social Charges (USC). Reductions in USC Rates and Increases to USC Thresholds Private with 3 Yrs […]

Information Circular No 1/2015: Amendment to Admin Instruction A.10 – Continuance in Service

By Industrial Relations Officer

Arising from recent negotiations at DFHQ Forum it has been agreed to amend Admin Instruction Part 10 to include a new paragraph – number 238.  This amendment sets out the actions to be undertaken by Commanding Officers when personnel make an application to be continued in service and but for lack of overseas service, would […]