Archive for March, 2019

Information Circular No 11/2019 – Promotion Competition – 2019

Friday, March 29th, 2019

The current promotional competition held under CCR 448b, is scheduled to terminate on the 15th of May 2019. Today, Thursday March 28th, PDFORRA held its first meeting with the Departmental side. During the course of this meeting, the Association was presented with a set of proposed changes for the upcoming promotional competition. This is the […]

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Information Circular No 10/2019 – Continuance in Service – Post 1994 Personnel

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Following discussions between the Department of Defence and PDFORRA, the following issues pertaining to Personnel who enlisted Post 1994 have been agreed through the compilation of a Conciliation Council Report: 1. A review of the contract terms for all personnel who enlisted since 1994 is to be undertaken. 2. Line Privates, Privates in receipt of […]

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Information Circular No 09/2019: Working Time Directive Cases – Mediation

Monday, March 11th, 2019

A proposal for mediation of the application of the Working Time Directive to members of the Defence Forces was made by the Department of Defence to PDFORRA in the past number of weeks. Following advice from the Association’s Solicitor and Senior Counsel, PDFORRA agreed to open discussions subject to certain caveats. Mr Mark Connaughton, Senior […]

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Information Circular No 08/2019: Notification of Amendment of A.11 to Provide for Bereavement, Paternity and Marriage Leave

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Following negotiations, Defence Force Regulations A. 11 have now been amended to provide for increases to Bereavement Leave (Special Leave). Paragraph 29 of A.11 now provides for an entitlement to 20 days Special Leave on the occasion of the death of a spouse, civil partner, a cohabiting partner, a child or a domestic dependant of […]

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Information Circular No 07/2019: Attendance of PDFORRA Before the Public Service Pay Commission

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Representatives from PDFORRA appeared before the Public Service Pay Commission on Tuesday of this week – 05th March 2019. The Association, in advance of the hearing, supplied the Commission with a copy of our presentation, which highlighted the urgent requirement to increase allowances that are unique to the Defence Forces. The Terms of Reference for […]

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Information Circular No 06/2019: Refund of Motor Tax members proceeding Overseas

Friday, March 1st, 2019

It is possible in certain circumstances to claim a refund of motor tax. Your application for a refund should be made directly to your local motor tax office on Form RF120. Circumstances where you may claim a refund of motor tax include: • The vehicle has been scrapped/destroyed or sent permanently out of the State […]

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