2018 Elections

The Notification of PDFORRA District Elections document outlines the Time Frame for the 2018 District Election process. Please note that Tuesday 8th May 2018 is the closing date for nominations and all completed nomination papers must be returned to the National Office by close of business on Tuesday 8th May 2018.

Please note that copies of the 2018 election poster and nomination paper will also be published in the April 2018 edition of the Irish Defender and they will also be posted on all the Association’s social media applications: Website and App - where a copy of the nomination paper may be downloaded.

All outgoing committee members are requested to promote and encourage PDFORRA members to seek election to their local committees and please contact Paddy Doheny in the PDFORRA office on Freephone 1800 200 250 for any further information.


1. Notification of PDFORRA 2018 District Elections.
2. 2018 Election Poster.
3. 2018 Nomination Paper.



Medical Assistance Scheme Website Now Live

PDFORRA have campaigned for many years for the provision of appropriate medical treatment for its members. PDFORRA decided to establish PDFORRA Medical Assistance Scheme (PMAS) a registered company limited by guarantee.

PDFORRA has made an initial investment of 150,000 Euros into PMAS and invites members who wish to join the Scheme to subscribe for a weekly cost of 1 euro per week.

PMAS will allow members to access suitable medical care for injuries received in and out of active service in Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast. The treatment that members receive will be performed under the terms of the EU Cross Border Healthcare Directive. The Cross Border Directive (CBD) allows for patients ordinarily resident in Ireland who require and are entitled to public healthcare services to be referred to another EU/EEA member state for that care and be reimbursed in accordance with the legislation. Treatment must be paid directly by the member and reimbursement is then applied for to the HSE.

PMAS has secured a funding model with ANSAC Credit Union for members to pay for the treatment. PMAS will guarantee an ANSAC Credit Union loan for the member. PMAS will pay the excess between the cost of the treatment and the amount of reimbursement received from the HSE. PMAS will liaise on the members behalf (Where appropriate) with Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast, with ANSAC Credit Union and with the HSE.

PDFORRA wishes to advise members who wish to join the scheme that they can visit the PDFORRA Medical Assistance Scheme website HERE.


Budget 2018

PDFORRA has provided valuable information from Budget 2018. Click HERE to view/download it.