Archive for October, 2009

PDFORRA criticises the decision to defer the Naval Service Ship Replacement Program.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew in the Defence Forces, has criticised the Government’s recent decision to defer the decision on the replacement of the ageing Naval Service fleet. This decision leaves us with a Naval Service fleet with close to 30% of its ships nearly thirty years old. This decision creates serious […]

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Statement from PDFORRA, Air Accident

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

PDFORRA wishes to extend sincere sympathy to the families of the two Air Corps personnel who lost their lives in an air accident yesterday.  We also wish to extend our sympathies to their colleagues in the Air Corp who will also be deeply affected by this sudden loss.  “Ar Dheis De go raibh a n-anamacha” […]

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Air Corps Tragedy

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

On behalf of the President, National Executive, Fulltime Officials and all members of The Permanent Defence Force Representative Association (PDFORRA) we would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family, friends and work colleagues of the two Air Corps pilots who were tragically killed while on an Air Corps training exercise on the 12th […]

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PDFORRA ELECTS PRESIDENT

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Willie Webb was elected for a third three-year term as President of PDFORRA at their Annual Delegate Conference in Carlow today. Willie Webb has 38 years service in the Defence Forces, mostly in the Medical Corps. He now holds the appointment of Medical Sergeant Instructor. He has served twice overseas, both in the Lebanon. He […]

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We will not be silenced in our efforts to represent our members …..PDFORRA

Monday, October 12th, 2009

PDFORRA the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces has said it will resist Department of Defence efforts to silence it on pay matters. Gerry Rooney, General Secretary of PDFORA said at their Annual Delegate Conference in Carlow today: “We do not accept that we can be silenced on the issue of […]

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PDFORRA CRITICISES NAVAL SERVICE FUNDING AND CALLS FOR RELAXATION OF RECRUITMENT MORATORIUM

Monday, October 12th, 2009

PDFORRA the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces has criticised the level of Naval Service funding and called for the relaxation of the recruitment embargo with immediately. Gerry Rooney, PDFORRA General Secretary, addressing the Annual Delegate Conference in Carlow to-day, ?said: “The Naval Service fleet contains three vessels which are approximately […]

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PDFORRA WANT SOLDIERS PROTECTED BY AMENDMENT TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT

Monday, October 12th, 2009

PDFORRA the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces is seeking changes to the Criminal Justice Act 1990 – to ensure it applies to Defence Forces members operating in aid to the civil power. Speaking at the PDFORRA annual conference in Carlow to-day, Gerry Rooney, General Secretary said, “We have a motion […]

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