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Information Circular No 16/2020: Re-enlistment of members to the Defence Forces

By Industrial Relations Officer

During the past week, PDFORRA has engaged with the Department of Defence on the issue of the re-enlistment of members to the Defence Forces. The Association was acutely aware of the potential impact that the re-enlistment of former members could have had on currently serving personnel and their terms and conditions during the aforementioned discussions. […]

Information Circular No 15/2020: DEFENCE FORCES RISK ADVISORY NOTICE – COMPILATION OF OPERATIONAL RISK ASSESSMENTS

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has engaged with military management over the past number of weeks on several issues related to the health and safety of personnel. Military management for its part has recently published an “Advisory Notice- Compilation of Operational Risk Assessments”.  This notice states that: “The developing COVID-19 situation in Ireland has and will present the DF […]

Information Circular No 14/2020: Addition of new section on PDFORRA App

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has made a number of adjustments to our members App over the past few days. The primary addition is a new section to deal with issues surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak and the provision of up to date information relevant to Defence Force members. Members will be able to access information from Military.ie, the HSE […]


Information Circular No 13/2020: New Rostering system- Technician Pay

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following collaborative discussions between PDFORRA, RACO, military management and the Department of Defence, the Department has proposed the payment of ATCA for each 12 Hour shift pattern, where the member undertakes a complete 72 hour roster. This is a new rostering system, which military management envisage will be in place for the duration of the […]

Information Circular No 12/2020: – Meeting with Chief of Staff and Senior Military Management

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA was briefed this evening by the Chief of Staff and Senior Military Management on measures that may be adopted in the coming weeks as the current public health emergency develops. The Chief of Staff stressed his intent to protect the health and wellbeing of personnel during the coming weeks and months. Moreover, the Chief […]

Information Circular No 11/2020: – REVOCATION OF GRO 04/2020 AND PROMULGATION OF GRO 05/2020 General Guidance on COVID -19

By Industrial Relations Officer

The General Staff have published updated guidelines on the procedures to be followed by Defence Force members during the current public health emergency. It has been repeated within this General Routine Order (GRO) that the current situation is one which is evolving and guidance may be subject to change. As a consequence, members should regularly […]