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Information Circular No 24/2014: Arrears Holiday Pay

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the submission by PDFORRA on the 28th of March 2013, for the inclusion of any additional payments in pay during periods of annual leave where this is not already the case – the Department last December conceded PDFORRA’s claim and members were paid a sum of approximately €10 Million, inclusive of arrears. The basis […]

Information Circular No 23/2014: Compensation for Loss of Earnings Under the Haddington Road Agrement

By Industrial Relations Officer

In March 2013, PDFORRA submitted a claim for loss of earnings arising from the closure of a number of Barracks in March 2012.  The claim was submitted in respect of personnel whom PDFORRA alleged had suffered an actual loss of earnings resulting from the loss of regular, fixed, rostered duties.  The issue was discussed at […]

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 […]