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Information Circular No 29/2016 Experience in a Higher Acting Rank and Related Matters

By PDFORRA 1

In 2007 the Military Authorities confirmed that a responsibility lies with Unit Commanders to manage the careers of suitably qualified NCOs by exposing them to the experience provided by service in a higher acting rank. Accordingly, all suitably qualified NCOs in a unit should be given the opportunity to serve in a higher acting rank. […]

Information Circular No 28 Qualification Date for the Payment of Military Service Allowance – 2013 Entrants

By PDFORRA 1

PDFORRA has been contacted by a significant number of 2013 entrant Privates regarding their entitlement to the payment of the middle rate of Military Service Allowance of €68.42. The correct position is that the middle rate of Military Service Allowance (€68.42) becomes payable at the beginning of the 3rd year of service following completion of […]

Information Circular No 27/2016 Flat Rate Expense Up-Date

By PDFORRA 1

PDFORRA has been advised by the Revenue Commissioners that amended tax certificates have been issued to members of the Defence Forces who submitted their PPS Numbers for the inclusion of the 300 Euro Flat Rate Expense for 2015/2016.   Having spoken with the Revenue Commissioners they confirm that they have undertaken calculations for in excess […]


Information Circular No 26/2016: Agreement Reached on 2016 – 2018 NCO Promotion Competition for Sergeant Rank and Higher

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the Department of Defence and the Military Authorities have reached agreement on the system and criteria that are to apply to the 2016 -2018 NCO Promotion Competition for Sergeant rank and Higher.  The initial advertisement will be launched in the near future by the relevant Military Authorities following some final minor adjustments.  The main […]

Information Circular No 25/2016: Removal of General Exclusion from Organisation of Working Time Act

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is extremely pleased with the recently announced Government decision to remove the blanket exclusion of members of the Defence Forces from the Provisions of the Working Time Directive. The Association is looking forward to actively engaging with the Department regarding the manner of implementation of the Directive into the work practices of the Defence […]

Information Circular No 24/2016: Review of NCO Promotion System for Sergeant and Higher

By Industrial Relations Officer

Significant progress has been made at discussions on the Review of the NCO Promotion System for Sergeant-rank and Higher. Should agreement be reached it will allow the 2016 – 2018 NCO promotion competition to be initiated in the coming weeks. The most significant obstacle to agreement is the divergent positions on the medical classification code […]