Archive for December, 2008

Dignity Charter For The Defence Forces

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

We the Defence Forces of Ireland commit ourselves to working together to maintain a service environment, whether within the State or when deployed overseas, that encourages and supports the right to dignity at work. All personnel of the Defence Forces are expected to respect the right of each individual to dignity in their work environment […]

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Adjustments to Retirement Benefits

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Formal agreement has been reached between PDFORRA and the Department of Defence in relation to certain improvements in the existing Pensions Scheme applicable to Enlisted Personnel who joined the PDF before 1 April 2004 and who were serving on 1 September 2005. The main features are set out below. The agreed improvements are subject to […]

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Vanessa Fox Elected Vice-President of PDFORRA

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Vanessa Fox, 1ST Infantry Batallion, Galway, has been elected Vice President of PDFORRA, at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference in Westport to-day. She is the first woman to be elected to a senior executive position in the organization. She is originally from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Vanessa has 18 years service in the Defence Forces, which […]

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PDFORRA Must Be Allowed to Join ICTU

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Speaking at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference in Westport today, Gerry Rooney, General Secretary, PDFORRA said, “There is no reason whatever why PDFORRA is not allowed to join ICTU. We have raised this issue with successive Ministers, and despite some positive indications – we have had no firm decision. It is impossible for PDFORRA to […]

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PDFORRA National Executive to Recommend Acceptance of National Wage Agreement Negotiated by ICTU

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

The National Executive of PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces, will recommend acceptance of the proposed National Wage Agreement to its members once the associated modernisation agenda is agreed. PDFORRA were offered to opportunity to engage in parallel talks during the negotiations but declined to do so. Gerry Rooney, […]

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PDFORRA Concerned About Medical Services

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Speaking at the PDFORRA annual Delegate Conference in Westport today, Willie Webb, President PDFORRA said, “A current review of the Defence Forces Medical Services is leading to speculation on the future of our specialist medical services, especially in the context of our main military hospital at St. Bricins, Dublin, being moved to the Curragh. This […]

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PDFORRA Says Barrack Closures Will Yield Little Additional Revenue And Are Un-Necessary

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces, has stated that Government consideration of barrack closures as part of the solution to the current financial crisis will yield little in the way of additional revenue and are not necessary. PDFORRA is responding to speculation in the media that the Government will […]

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Lisbon Treaty Must Not Impact On Defence Spending

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Speaking at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference in Westport today, Gerry Rooney, General Secretary said, “Some of the comments in the media in the debate around the Lisbon Treaty gives PDFORRA cause for concern. One element of the treaty requires that member states ‘shall undertake to progressively improve their military capabilities. Regrettably this line was […]

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