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Information Circular No 13/2016: Government to Impose Increment Freeze From 1st July

By Industrial Relations Officer

In a shock move, the Department of Defence has informed PDFORRA that it intends to impose an increment freeze on soldiers, sailors and aircrew with effect from 1st July 2016 because PDFORRA has not agreed to sign up to the terms of the Lansdowne Rd Agreement (LRA). The Department has informed PDFORRA that it cannot […]

PDFORRA CONDEMNS GOVERNMENTS BREACH OF LANSDOWNE RD AGREEMENT

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, has condemned the Government’s shock decision to implement an increment freeze in the Permanent Defence Force as an act of bad faith and contrary to the principles of the Lansdowne Road Agreement. The present approach and attitude of Government representatives to members […]

Information Circular No 11/2016: Review of NCO Promotion Competitions for Sgt Rank and Higher 2012 – 2016

By Industrial Relations Officer

The 2014 – 2016 NCO Promotion Competitions to Sergeant Rank and Higher ended on 11th June 2016 and will now be the subject of a detailed review as provided for when the original Conciliation Council Report No 448 was concluded. In support of the review process, PDFORRA has carried out an analysis of the operation […]


Information Circular No 12/2016: Introduction of Flat rate Expenses for Enlisted Members of the Defence Forces

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has successfully negotiated the introduction of a Flat Rate Expense Allowance for Enlisted members of the Defence Forces. The allowance has been introduced to compensate members for the expense associated with the Dry Cleaning of their No. 1 Dress Uniforms. The agreement reached with Revenue will see our members, who are not in receipt […]

Information Circular No 10/2016: End of NCO Promotion Competition for Sgt Rank and Higher 2014 – 2016

By Industrial Relations Officer

The 2014 – 2016 NCO Promotion Competitions to Sergeant Rank and Higher – secured by PDFORRA – has now been completed wef 11th June 2016.  The total number of promotions across the 18 months during which the competitions were active was 320 and this included 212 Sergeants, 36 CQMS, 58 Company Sergeants, 6 BQMSs and […]

Information Circular No 9/2016: New Apprentice Pay Rates Agreed – 2013

By Industrial Relations Officer

It has been agreed that the following pay scales will apply to Apprentices enlisting in the Permanent Defence Forces wef 1st November 2013.     Point 01 Jan 2011 (NRP) 01 Jan 2013 01 Nov 2013     10% Reduction 5.26% Increase Para 2.31 HRA Apprentice         On enlistment 1 €220.37 €231.96 […]