Archive for October, 2012

PDFORRA’s Address to the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday 18th of October 2012

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

On Thursday 18th October 2012, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) had a positive and productive engagement with PDFORRA at a meeting in Leinster House on allowances paid to members of the Defence Forces.  PDFORRA were represented at this important meeting byGerry Rooney our General Secretary and Simon Devereux the Association’s Deputy General Secretary. The General […]

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Information Circular No 30/2012 – Outcome of the Review of Public Service Allowances and Premium Payments

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Department of Public Service and Reform recently published their review of Public Service Allowances and Premium Payments.  The following changes are proposed for the Defence Sector: Proposed Allowances to be Abolished for New Beneficiaries:        It is proposed that the following allowances paid to members of the Defence Forces will NOT be paid to new […]

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Information Circular No 29/2012 – Clarification of TI 5/2004 – Leaving Certificate

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Following recent enquiries from members regarding the payment of fees for Leaving Certificate exams, registration and exam correction, Military C&A have confirmed the following: 1.         That while the TI is silent on the matter of costs NO provision is made in DDFT’s budget for payment of fees.  2.         That this fact has been promulgated to […]

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Information Circular No 28/2012 – Pay Section Request for Details of Lost Allowances

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

SPS recently sought information from Units regarding the details of allowances that would be lost by personnel as a result of the re-organisation of the army from 3 to 2 brigades. This matter has been clarified in discussions with the Department.  The Department has confirmed that the document will be amended and the reference to […]

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Information Circular No 27/2012 – Update on Promotion Competitions

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Discussions on the essential qualifications for appointments as outlined in Annex XYZ have concluded.  This will allow the promotion competitions that have been finalised to commence and, in pursuit of this position, it is now expected that the Order of Merits will be issued from next week.  Offers of promotion will commence after the issuing […]

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