Archive for 2010

Information Circular No 37/2010 – Pay Implications – Budget 2011

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Universal Social Charge (USC) General Provisions The Universal Social Charge (USC) comes into effect on 1 January 2011 and replaces the Health Levy (paid as part of your PRSI deductions) and Income Levy which are abolished from that date.   What is the Universal Social Charge?                                              The Universal Social Charge (USC) is a tax payable […]

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Information Circular No 36/2010 – AID TO THE CIVIL AUTHORITY ALLOWANCE

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Aid to the Civil Authority Allowance is paid in respect of duties carried out in support of the civil authorities other than occasions involving industrial action which are covered by MESA. The rates of Aid to the Civil Authority Allowance are as follows: Weekdays – €49.76 Saturdays (no working day as a rest day) – […]

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Information Circular No 35/2010 – POTENTIAL NCO COURSE RE-CURRENCY TRAINING COURSE

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The Military Authorities have issued a training circular providing for a Pot NCO Course Re-currency Training Course. It has been issued by D DFT and it is intend that all pers whose Pot NCO Course qualification has elapsed by twelve (12) months will be required to complete and pass the course prior to being promoted. […]

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PDFORRA MEMBERS SURPRISED THAT SMALL PAYMENTS ARE REFUSED WHILE BONUS PAYMENTS ARE SANCTIONED FOR HIGHER PAID

Friday, December 17th, 2010

PDFORRA, the organisation which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Defence Forces, is surprised and disappointed that bonus payments are being made to highly paid public servants while its claim for small ‘decency’ payments is being refused. The current claim, which is being refused, relates to assistance provided to communities during the recent severe […]

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Information Circular No 34/2010 – Pension Implications – Budget 2011

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Minister for Finance in his Budget 2011 speech outlined a number of measures in relation to Adjustments to Public Service Pensions:  Adjustments to Public Pensions: In relation to Public Service Pensions, the Minister for Finance made the following statement: “Public service pensioners have so far been unaffected by the reductions imposed on serving staff.  […]

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Information Circular No 33/2010 – SAVE MONEY TODAY AND EVERYDAY – Car Insurance/Mortgage Protection/Home Insurance/Life Assurance/Savings

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Your health is your wealth; but just how healthy is your wealth?  Now is the right time to avail of a FREE Financial Health Check.  PDFORRA are delighted to present O’Hanrahan & Associates in association with OHC Insurances Limited to provide independent financial advice to all members of PDFORRA.  The main aim in providing this […]

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Information Circular No 32/2010 – Last Minute Additional Voluntary Contributions – AVCs

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Significant numbers of PDFORRA members will retire from the Defence Forces this year.  If you are planning on retiring and are aged over 50, you may have an opportunity to increase your tax-free cash entitlement when you retire.  What is a Last Minute AVC? :                     A Last Minute AVC is a revenue approved mechanism which […]

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Information Circular No 31/2010 – Ensure You Secure the Cheapest Health Insurance

Friday, December 10th, 2010

All members who have health insurance policies should review them to ensure that they are securing the cheapest policies that provide them with the level of cover that is required.  In seeking to secure the best value all members should ask their health insurance provider for a quote – and follow this up with a […]

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Information Circular No 30/2010 – Entitlement to Below Defence Forces Medical Standards Pension between 12 and 21 Years Service

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Members who are discharged between 12 and 21 years service may be entitled to a Below Defence Forces Medical Standard Pension – subject to being discharged under DFR A10, Para 58(p) “Below Defence Forces Medical Standards”. All members in the above position should ensure that the reason for discharge is recorded as “Below Defence Forces […]

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Information Circular No 29/2010 – The National Recovery Plan 2011 – 2014

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Defence Sector Reductions:                         The strength of Defence Sector will be reduced by 500 over the four years of the plan with a reduction of 300 personnel in 2011 and a further reduction of 100 personnel in each of the years 2012 and 2013.  Organisation and Structure:  The overall organisation and structure of the Defence […]

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