Archive for August, 2015

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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