Archive for March, 2010

Information Circular No 13/2010: Public Sector Agreement 2010 – 2014.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Talks on the Public Sector Agreement 2010 – 2014 ended at 0400hrs on the 30th March 2010, agreement was reached with all of the social partners, from the PDFORRA perspective briefings will commence on the agreement as it relates to Enlisted Personnel of the Defence Forces.  A meeting of the PDFORRA National Executive have been […]

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PDFORRA Lobbies Fianna Fail Parliamentary Party.

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Following on from the lobby of all Government TDs, PDFORRA and the Garda Representative Body (GRA) was invited to give a presentation to the Fianna Fail Parliamentary Party in Dail Eireann on Wednesday 24th March 2010.  The PDFORRA team consisted of the  Vanessa Fox Vice President, Simon Devereux Deputy General Secretary, Paddy Fitzhenry Regional Liaison […]

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Information Circular No 12/2010: Pension & Gratuity Entitlements 2010.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

As all members will be aware the deductions in pay introduced in the budget last year ranging from 5% to 8% did not effect pension entitlements of those retiring in 2010.  PDFORRA have been informed that there are discussions across Government Departments with a view to a possible extension of the 2010 deadline in order […]

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Information Circular No 11/2010: STATUS OF PRE-1994 ENTRANTS WHO RE-ENLIST TO UNDERGO THE TRAINEE TECHNICIAN SCHEME

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Pre-1994 members have contacted PDFORRA regarding their status where they are discharged and re-enlisted to undergo the trainee technician scheme.  These doubts arose because the Military Authorities were unsure whether or not such individuals should be treated as pre or post 1994 entrants from the point of view of medical classification standards; fitness standards; overseas […]

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Information Circular No 10/2010: CHILDREN’S ALLOWANCE

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Para 78 of DFR S3 provides for the payment of a Children’s Allowance to certain members of the Permanent Defence Forces at the rate of €2.11.  Children’s Allowance is payable in the following circumstances to members who have qualifying children.  1.         Only members who enlisted on or before 1st January 1979 qualify  2.         Except in […]

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Information Circular No 9/2010: PENSION LEVY REFUNDS ON DISCHARGE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

All members should be aware that where they are discharged from the Defence Forces by purchase, do not qualify for a pension /gratuity payment and they do not transfer their service to another public service body for superannuation purposes they will receive a refund of their pension-related deduction (pension levy). The above provisions are outlined […]

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Information Circular No 8/2010: NUMBERS IN RECEIPT OF FAMILY INCOME SUPPLEMENT

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

A significant portion of the membership now qualify for Family Income Supplement (FIS) due the pay cut, tax/PRSI increases, pension levy and increased qualifying limits.  PDFORRA is interested in quantifying how many members are now in receipt of FIS.  This information will used as part of the campaign to reverse/minimise the effects of the pay […]

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KILDARE REGION OPEN DAY

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

An Information / Open Day for all members of Kildare Region PDFORRA will take place in the NCOs Mess West Ceannt Barracks, DFTC between:  11.30 — 14.30  Wed 24th March 2010.  Stands Attending Include: Pension Section DOD Revenue ANSAC PSS PDFORRA MABS Citizen Information Service Plus other related Stands. For further information contact: Willie Hannon […]

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