Information Circulars

Information Circular No 24/2017: Adjustment of Pay Scales for those of Private Rank who Enlisted in the Defence Forces Since 01 January 2013

By Industrial Relations Officer

  Ranks Point Current Line Pay Current MSA Total Revised Line Pay Revised MSA Weekly Additional 5.26%   Private         Recruit/Seaman 17 Weeks €351.61 €0.00 €351.61 €352.60 €0.00 €352.60 €371.15     Private 2 Star 12 Weeks €378.94 €0.00 €378.94 €416.00 €0.00 €416.00 €437.88 Seaman Second Class     Private 3 Star […]

Information Circular No 23/2017: Benefits of Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 – 2020

By Industrial Relations Officer

  Rank – Top Point Of Pay Scale Line Pay & MSA w.e.f. 01 April 2017 Annual Pay & MSA w.e.f. 01 Oct 2020 Increase 2018-2020   Private €35, 920.42 €38,029.33 €2,108.91 Corporal €38,681.79 €40,952.43 €2,270.64 Sergeant €41,971.74 €44,435.44 €2,463.70 CQMS €48,060.62 €50,881.76 €2,821. 14 Coy Sergeant €48,761.92 €51,624.28 €2,862.36 BQMS            €52, 540.27 €55,624.40 €3,084.13 […]

Information Circular No 21/2017: D PER Proposal on Terms of Extension of the Lansdowne Road Agreement – Important Non-Pay and Pension Provisions

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following talks facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), D PER has made proposals to Public Servants including PDFORRA members as part of negotiations on an extension to the Lansdowne Rd Agreement – which is called the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 – 2020.  The proposed Agreement includes the following important non-pay provisions: It acknowledges […]

Information Circular No 20/2017: D PER Proposal on Terms of Extension of the LRA – Pension Contribution and Pension Related Deduction (PRD)

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following talks facilitated by the WRC, D PER has made the following pension contribution proposal to PDFORRA members as part of a proposed extension to the Lansdowne Rd Agreement (LRA). The D PER proposal provides that the existing PRD will be converted into a permanent Additional Pension Contribution (ASC), which will be in addition to […]

Information Circular No 19/2017: D PER Proposal on Terms of Extension of the Lansdowne Road Agreement – Pay

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following talks facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), D PER has made the following pay proposal to PDFORRA members as part of a proposed three year public service pay agreement, which will be an extension to the Lansdowne Rd Agreement and called the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 – 2020. 2018 1 January 2018 […]

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 […]