Archive for June, 2016

Information Circular No 11/2016: Review of NCO Promotion Competitions for Sgt Rank and Higher 2012 – 2016

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The 2014 – 2016 NCO Promotion Competitions to Sergeant Rank and Higher ended on 11th June 2016 and will now be the subject of a detailed review as provided for when the original Conciliation Council Report No 448 was concluded. In support of the review process, PDFORRA has carried out an analysis of the operation […]

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Information Circular No 12/2016: Introduction of Flat rate Expenses for Enlisted Members of the Defence Forces

Friday, June 24th, 2016

PDFORRA has successfully negotiated the introduction of a Flat Rate Expense Allowance for Enlisted members of the Defence Forces. The allowance has been introduced to compensate members for the expense associated with the Dry Cleaning of their No. 1 Dress Uniforms. The agreement reached with Revenue will see our members, who are not in receipt […]

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Information Circular No 10/2016: End of NCO Promotion Competition for Sgt Rank and Higher 2014 – 2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The 2014 – 2016 NCO Promotion Competitions to Sergeant Rank and Higher – secured by PDFORRA – has now been completed wef 11th June 2016.  The total number of promotions across the 18 months during which the competitions were active was 320 and this included 212 Sergeants, 36 CQMS, 58 Company Sergeants, 6 BQMSs and […]

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Information Circular No 9/2016: New Apprentice Pay Rates Agreed – 2013

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

It has been agreed that the following pay scales will apply to Apprentices enlisting in the Permanent Defence Forces wef 1st November 2013.     Point 01 Jan 2011 (NRP) 01 Jan 2013 01 Nov 2013     10% Reduction 5.26% Increase Para 2.31 HRA Apprentice         On enlistment 1 €220.37 €231.96 […]

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Information Circular No 8/2016: Instructor’s Allowance – EUTM Mali and Somalia

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Corporals, Sergeants and Senior NCOs who served with the EUTM Mali in a training/instructing capacity performed roles in many cases which should attract Instructor’s Allowance.  In addition, the same position may apply to those who worked in a training/instructing role with the EUTM Somalia. PDFORRA estimate that approximately twenty (20) PDFORRA members may have worked […]

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Information Circular No 7/2016: CHANGES TO A. ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS – PART 10 – TRANSFERS

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Following negotiations at DFHQ Forum, an agreement has been reached on an amendment to A. Administration Instructions – Part 10 as it pertains to transfers. Paragraph 211 – APPLICATION FOR POSTINGS – now provides specific timelines for the processing of transfer applications.  “AF 236 shall in all cases be processed within the following timeframe from […]

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