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Information Circular No 19/2016: Introduction of Flat Rate Expense for Enlisted Members of the Defence Forces

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following PDFORRAs successful negotiation with Revenue for the introduction of a Flat Rate Expense for Enlisted members of the Defence Forces, representations were made to the Department of Defence for the transfer of the necessary information to the Revenue Commissioners so that the appropriate tax credit could be paid. The Department informed PDFORRA that before […]

Deputy General Secretary Election – 2016 Ballot Results

By Industrial Relations Officer

Deputy General Secretary Election – 2016 Ballot Results Total Poll:                      1,118 Spoiled Votes:                    20 Valid Poll:                      1,098   Bright, Martin:             504 Lane, Brendan:             143 O’ Connell, David:        207 Scally, Mark:                 244   Patrick Doheny National Returning Officer 16th September 2016

Information Circular No 18/2016: Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has submitted a claim to the Department of Defence seeking the amendment of DFR A 11. This claim seeks to provide for the ability of eligible personnel to avail of Paternity Leave in accordance with the Paternity Leave Act 2016. The aforementioned Act states that: All employees must have their paternity leave certified by […]


Information Circular No 17/2016: Medical Card – Reduced Rate of USC

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA members should be aware that if they are in possession of a full Medical Card they are entitled to pay a reduced rate of USC. Universal Social Charge (USC) is a tax on income that replaced both the income levy and the health levy. Since the start of 2016, Universal Social Charge is payable […]

Information Circular No 16/2016: Increase in UK Course Allowance Rates

By Industrial Relations Officer

In line with the movement of the British Retail Price Increase (BRPI) by 2.4% and consequential upon the application of Conciliation Council Report No. 87, the UK Course Allowance rates are to be increased. The table hereunder sets out the new and old rates:   Location Old Rate Stg New Rate Stg Military Staff College, […]

Information Circular No 15/2016: Pay Position of 2013 Privates

By Industrial Relations Officer

The pay of Privates joining the Permanent Defence Force since 2013 is less than it would have been had Para 2.31 of the Haddington Rd Agreement (HRA) been applied to them.  PDFORRA has already commenced negotiations to address this situation and has achieved some small advances but nowhere near enough to match the benefits provided […]