Archive for 2015

Information Circular No 25/2015: Entry Grade (Private) – Pay Incorporation

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

PDFORRA is in discussions with the Department of Defence on the above mentioned matter.  The Association and is seeking the application of para 2.31 of the Haddington Rd Agreement (HRA) to provide for the incorporation of the pre and post 1st January 2013 pay rates in respect of the entry rank of Private.  This has […]

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Information Circular No 24/2015: Payment of Outstanding PRD Deduction

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement in 2013, the Pension Levy or Pension Related Deduction, (PRD), was to be decreased by €125 per annum.  In 2013, as the agreement commenced on 1st July 2013, the reduction due was €62.50 for every Public Servant.  However, as PRD could not be altered in the course […]

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Information Circular No 23/2015: Standardised Subsistence Payments

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Paragraph 2.28 of the Haddington Road Agreement noted that the Government intended to “review travel and subsistence arrangements and committed the parties to co-operating with the review and implementing standardised arrangements across the public service”. The standardisation of subsistence rates has been introduced across the public service following negotiations with ICTUs Public Service Committee.  The […]

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Information Circular No 22/2015: Recruitment of Regional Liaison Officer

Monday, December 14th, 2015

The Permanent Defence Forces Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) wish to establish a panel for vacancies which may arise for Regional Liaison Officers. The Position will report to the General Secretary and his/her duties will include: The provision of a complete, comprehensive, effective, efficient and courteous service to all Regions and Districts under his/her control, […]

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Information Circular No 21/2015: Budget 2016

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Budget 2016 was announced on 13 October 2015.  The main Budget changes that may affect members are set out below.  This is a brief overview and not a complete statement of the measures announced in Budget 2016.  A more detailed analysis of Budget 2016 will be published in the Defender. Universal Social Charge (USC) For […]

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Information Circular No 20/2015: PDFORRA Seeks Changes to Defence Force Policy on Malaria Prophylaxis

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Earlier this year PDFORRA, submitted a claim seeking changes to the Defence Force Malaria Prophylaxis Policy to the Department of Defence, through the C&A Scheme.  The basis of the claim is as follows: Irish Permanent Defence Force policy on malaria prophylaxis is out of line with the United Nations (UN) policy and it is inconsistent […]

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Information Circular No 19/2015: Admin Instruction 08/2002 – PTR / Travel Warrant In Lieu

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Admin Instruction 08/2002 outlines the entitlement of personnel to a Travel Warrant (LA 52), or PTR in lieu, once weekly or on Defence Force Holidays, to all military personnel who normally reside with their family and single personnel who have permission to reside outside barracks. This Instruction applies to personnel who are absent from their […]

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Information Circular No 18/2015: Change in NBG Stockholm Rates

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The Department have advised PDFORRA of recent amendments to the rate of allowances paid to personnel who take up placement in Stockholm with the NBG. These amendments have been made by Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and come into effect from the 1st of September 2015.   ANNEX VI – NORDIC BATTLE GROUP – […]

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White Paper Plans Will Require Increased and Consistent Investment in Defence

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

PDFORRA, the Association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, say that the Minister for Defence’s White Paper plans will require significant and consistent investment if it is to achieve its objectives. PDFORRA General Secretary, Gerry Rooney said “With the second lowest Defence expenditure in the EU at 0.5% of GDP, investment […]

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Information Circular No 17/2015: Claim for Additional Payments LE Eithne / LE Niamh – Update

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

PDFORRA has submitted a claim for additional allowances equivalent to that paid to members who serve on overseas missions.  The basis of the claim is the hardships, anxieties, domestic upsets, disarrangement of family budgets, personal stress, risks, discomfort and lack of amenities, the high workload and the important fact that the mission is armed, uniformed  […]

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