Archive for July, 2012

Information Circular No 22/2012: Negotiations on Issues Arising From the Re-organisation from 3 to 2 Brigades

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

On the 17th July 2012 the Minister for Defence announced the re-organisation of the Army from 3 to 2 brigades.  This re-organisation represents a very significant change in the structure of the Army and will lead to very significant challenges, both human and on the industrial relations front.  The bottom line is that the changes […]

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PDFORRA CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF DOWNSIZING THE DEFENCE FORCES

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

PDFORRA, the organisation representing soldiers, sailors and airmen and women of the Defence Forces, again wishes to stress its bitter disappointment and concern regarding the decision to reduce the Defence Forces to a two brigade structure.  Today we received confirmation that this decision will also lead to reduction in 500 jobs.  When we consider the […]

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Re-Organisation of the Defence Forces – Press Release by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence – Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. – 17 July 2012

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

“I am pleased to announce the details of the re-organisation of the Permanent Defence Force, which will enhance operational capabilities within a reduced resource envelope. It will consolidate the current three Army Brigades into two larger Brigades and ensure an appropriate balance between infantry and support elements. In December 2011 I announced a revised ceiling […]

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Information Circular No 20/2012: Pre Promotion Medicals

Friday, July 6th, 2012

A number of concerns have been raised about medicals in general and promotion medicals in particular, the Military Authorities have confirmed the following as a result of a number of queries raised by PDFORRA. The Military Authorities advise that PDFORRA’s concerns have been raised with the Office of DMC, the formation Adjutants/SSO Pers and BMO/SMO’s. […]

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