Archive for December, 2011

Information Circular No 35/2011 – Annual leave

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Defence Force Regulation (DFR) A.11 – LEAVE was updated in June 2011. Paragraph 1 (l) of DFR A11 defines the Leave Year as: “a period of 12 calendar months beginning on the 1st day of January in any year”. Paragraph 301 (b) of Admin Instr A 11 outlines the annual leave entitlements for other ranks […]

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Information Circular No 34/2011 – New Public Service Pension Scheme

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has recently published new public service pension legislation – Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme) and Remuneration Bill 2011. New Entrants:                         The Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme) and Remuneration Bill 2011 will reduce the future cost of pensions by introducing a new career averaging system for all new […]

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Information Circular No 33/2011 Meeting with Minister of Defence

Monday, December 19th, 2011

PDFORRA had a meeting with the Minister for Defence Mr. Alan Shatter TD on Monday 12th December 2011. The following are responses made by the Minister and his officials on issues raised by PDFORRA. 2 Brigade Structure. PDFORRA raised the issue of the recent announcement of the 2 Brigade Structure and the method in which […]

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Information Circular No 32/2011 NCO PROMOTION SYSTEM AND CRITERIA

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Under the Croke Park Agreement PDFORRA committed to review the NCO promotion system and criteria. The review gives PDFORRA the opportunity to make the system more objective and fair – thereby ensuring that the membership have greater control of their own promotion. It also gives the Department and Military Authorities an opportunity to ensure that […]

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