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Information Circular No 09/2019: Working Time Directive Cases – Mediation

By Industrial Relations Officer

A proposal for mediation of the application of the Working Time Directive to members of the Defence Forces was made by the Department of Defence to PDFORRA in the past number of weeks. Following advice from the Association’s Solicitor and Senior Counsel, PDFORRA agreed to open discussions subject to certain caveats. Mr Mark Connaughton, Senior […]

Information Circular No 08/2019: Notification of Amendment of A.11 to Provide for Bereavement, Paternity and Marriage Leave

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following negotiations, Defence Force Regulations A. 11 have now been amended to provide for increases to Bereavement Leave (Special Leave). Paragraph 29 of A.11 now provides for an entitlement to 20 days Special Leave on the occasion of the death of a spouse, civil partner, a cohabiting partner, a child or a domestic dependant of […]

Information Circular No 07/2019: Attendance of PDFORRA Before the Public Service Pay Commission

By Industrial Relations Officer

Representatives from PDFORRA appeared before the Public Service Pay Commission on Tuesday of this week – 05th March 2019. The Association, in advance of the hearing, supplied the Commission with a copy of our presentation, which highlighted the urgent requirement to increase allowances that are unique to the Defence Forces. The Terms of Reference for […]


Information Circular No 06/2019: Refund of Motor Tax members proceeding Overseas

By Industrial Relations Officer

It is possible in certain circumstances to claim a refund of motor tax. Your application for a refund should be made directly to your local motor tax office on Form RF120. Circumstances where you may claim a refund of motor tax include: • The vehicle has been scrapped/destroyed or sent permanently out of the State […]

Information Circular No 05/2019: Recruitment of Regional Liaison Officer (RLO)

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Permanent Defence Forces Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) intend to conduct interviews for the position of Regional Liaison Officer. Unsuccessful candidates will be placed on a panel for two years. 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 […]

Information Circular No 04/2019: Payment of Technical Pay – Group 3 to Medical Personnel Deployed on Operations Pontus and Sophia

By Industrial Relations Officer

During 2018, this Association was informed that members of the Medical Corps (Army), who deployed on the above missions had NOT been paid the equivalent rate of Technical Pay (Gp 3) – Emergency Medical Technician – for the duration of the above Missions, unlike their counterparts in the Naval Service. PDFORRA has now secured agreement […]