Latest Story

Information Circular No 2/2016: Amendment of Criteria for Promotion To Corporal (Tech)

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following negotiation at DFHQ Forum, it has been agreed to amend the promotional criteria for Corporal vacancies within Technical Units, and Corporal vacancies for Chefs within Line Units. This criteria is designed to balance the conflicting interests of personnel who are qualified to undertake the role of Corporal with the requirement of Units to have […]

Information Circular No 1/2016: Naval Service Armourer Trainee Technician Scheme – 2016

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has been notified that the Naval Service intends to train a number of armourers to provide ordnance support to the organisation.  In pursuit of this, PDFORRA understands that the Naval Service has sought applicants to undergo armourer training to commence in March 2016. PDFORRA has not been consulted in any way regarding this development. […]

Information Circular No 25/2015: Entry Grade (Private) – Pay Incorporation

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA is in discussions with the Department of Defence on the above mentioned matter.  The Association and is seeking the application of para 2.31 of the Haddington Rd Agreement (HRA) to provide for the incorporation of the pre and post 1st January 2015 pay rates in respect of the entry rank of Private.  This has […]


Information Circular No 24/2015: Payment of Outstanding PRD Deduction

By Industrial Relations Officer

Under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement in 2013, the Pension Levy or Pension Related Deduction, (PRD), was to be decreased by €125 per annum.  In 2013, as the agreement commenced on 1st July 2013, the reduction due was €62.50 for every Public Servant.  However, as PRD could not be altered in the course […]

Information Circular No 23/2015: Standardised Subsistence Payments

By Industrial Relations Officer

Paragraph 2.28 of the Haddington Road Agreement noted that the Government intended to “review travel and subsistence arrangements and committed the parties to co-operating with the review and implementing standardised arrangements across the public service”. The standardisation of subsistence rates has been introduced across the public service following negotiations with ICTUs Public Service Committee.  The […]

Information Circular No 22/2015: Recruitment of Regional Liaison Officer

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Permanent Defence Forces Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) wish to establish a panel for vacancies which may arise for Regional Liaison Officers. The Position will report to the General Secretary and his/her duties will include: The provision of a complete, comprehensive, effective, efficient and courteous service to all Regions and Districts under his/her control, […]