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LEVEL OF ADITIONAL PAYMENT FOR ‘OPERATION PONTUS’ HUMANITARIAN MISSION TO THE MEDITERRANEAN AGREED

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force (PDF), has reached agreement on the payment to be received by its members who served in the Mediterranean on the humanitarian and rescue mission – ‘Operation Pontus’. PDFORRA General Secretary, Gerry Rooney said: “It has been a long struggle to come to […]

Information Circular No 11/2017: Operation Pontus – Payment Agreed

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following a long period of struggle, payment at an acceptable level for Operation Pontus has been agreed.  The matter has been formally resolved through the signing of Conciliation Council Report No 502 wef 6th April 2017. The agreement now provides for an additional daily payment of €15 tax free for the period on sailing order […]

Information Circular No 10/2017: Lansdowne Road Agreement

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following a period of consultation with the membership, agreement has been reached with the Department of Defence on the application of the Lansdowne Rd Agreement (LRA) to the ranks represented by PDFORRA. A formal written agreement will be drawn up and arrangements will be made to pay the pay increases provided for by the Agreement […]


Information Circular No 9/2017: Potential Officers Course 2017

By Industrial Relations Officer

Negotiations have commenced on the system and criteria that will apply to the proposed 2017 Potential Officers Course. The system and criteria proposed by the Military Authorities are largely based on those used in the last Potential Officers Course and will be open to candidates from the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service.  All successful […]

Information Circular No 8/2017: NCO Promotion Competition 2017 – 2018:- Update

By Industrial Relations Officer

The NCO Promotion Competition 2017 – 2019 as originally published is being re-scheduled to ensure that the originally agreed provisions of CCR No 448B are applied. It was originally agreed that candidates who met the service in the rank requirement of three (3) years in the Army and Air Corps and two (2) years in […]

Information Circular No 4/2017: NCO Promotion Competition 2017 – 2019: Reduction in Minimum Service in Rank Requirement in Certain Circumstances

By Industrial Relations Officer

Conciliation Council Report No 448B provides the basis for the NCO Promotion Competition 2017 – 2019, which has now been launched.  The Agreement includes the possibility of reducing the agreed minimum service in the rank requirement (currently set at 3 years’ in the Army and Air Corps and 2 years’ in the Naval Service respectively) […]