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Information Circular No 18/2017: Talks on Extension of the Lansdowne Rd Agreement (LRA)

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Minster of Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Pascal Donohoe, TD, has invited PDFORRA to talks on an extension to the Lansdowne Rd Agreement in parallel to talks between the Public Service Committee of ICTU and representatives of public service management. The negotiations are scheduled to commence on Monday, 22 May 2017 and the Workplace […]

Information Circular No 17/2017: Access to Private Ultrasound Services

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the downgrading of certain medical services within St Bricins Hospital last year, PDFORRA made representations to the Department of Defence regarding access to radiological services by our members. Following the exchange of extensive correspondence, the Department has confirmed that the Director of Medical Branch (DMB) sent a notification to all Medical Officers and Army […]

Information Circular No 16/2017: In-Patient and Out-Patient Hospital Charges – Members of the PDF and their Dependants

By Industrial Relations Officer

Members are reminded that no in-patient or out-patient hospital charges should be raised in respect of Permanent Defence Force members and their dependents who attend public hospitals as public patients. Ordinarily use of accident and emergency services without referral by a GP incurs a charge of €100.  The charge for overnight and day inpatient services […]


Information Circular No 15/2017: Payroll Shared Services – Electronic Payslips

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Department of Defence has recently moved to the provision of electronic payslips for members of the Defence Forces. Members are advised that this service requires each individual to supply their Ord Room Staff/Pay Clerks with a current civilian email address, in order to access your individual Payslips/P60’s etc. These email addresses are required in […]

Information Circular No 14/2017: Notification of Increase in Group Specified Illness Premium

By Industrial Relations Officer

The PDFORRA Group Specified Illness Plan was scheduled for a 3 year rate review on 01/02/2017. Following this review by insurers it was decided, based on the membership demographics and increased claims on the scheme, that an increase of €1.00 per week was necessary to maintain benefits at current rates. The foregoing increase will result […]

Information Circular No 13/2017: Operation Pontus – Payment of Arrears and Future Work

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the successful conclusion of the negotiations on the appropriate payments for members deployed to the Mediterranean on Operation Pontus, the Department have confirmed that the arrears payments due as a result of the agreed payment of an additional €15 per day tax free will be paid on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. All other payments […]