Press Releases

PDFORRA Calls for the Immediate Implementation of the European Social Charter

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, today called on the Government to immediately implement the European Social Charter. Speaking at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo today, Ger Guinan, Deputy General Secretary, said “The European Social Charter obliges its signatory states, including Ireland, to implement a range […]

PDFORRA calls for ‘Personal Support Services’ (PSS) for troops on current UNDOF mission on Golan

By Industrial Relations Officer

At their Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo today PDFORRA called for the implementation of a recommendation in the recent IMG report in respect to the provision of greater access to PSS to those who are currently serving with the UNDOF mission Golan Heights. PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence […]

Information Circular No 21/2014: Petition Seeking an Increase in the Upper Service Limit of Post 1st Jan 1994 Enlisted Personnel of Private and Corporal Rank to 50 Years of Age – Sent to Minister for Defence

By Industrial Relations Officer

The petition calling for an increase in the upper service limit of post 1st January 1994 Enlisted Personnel of Private and Corporal rank to 50 years of age has been sent to the Minster for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney, TD.  By the end of July 2014 a total of 1,300 PDFORRA members had signed the […]

RTE Radio 1 Interview – Post 1994 Personnel

By Editor

PDFORRA will be on RTE Radio 1 tomorrow afternoon (10 August 2014) from 1 to 2 PM.  The 1 hour discussion will focus on the Post 1994 members of the Defence Forces. Click HERE to go to the RTE Radio 1 website.

PDFORRA MEMBERS PETITION THE RECENTLY APPOINTED MINISTER FOR DEFENCE COVENEY

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, has called on the new Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney, TD, to increase the upper service limits that apply to some of its members. Some personel serving as Privates and Corporals, who enlisted in 1994 and afterwards are now facing the […]

Information Circular No 14/2014: Posting/Transfer of Personnel – End of NCO Promotion Competition 2012

By Industrial Relations Officer

Following the expiry of the 2012 NCO Promotion Agreement Order of Merit lists for Sergeant ranks and Higher, GOCs (FOCNS) will have the authority to post/transfer individuals as outlined in DFR A10.  The filling of appointments on this basis will be conditional on those concerned meeting the assignment qualifications for the appointment outlined in Annex […]

Value for Money (VFM) Review of the Reserve Defence Force and Reorganisation of the Reserve Defence Force

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Minister for Defence has accepted the recommendations of A Value for Money (VFM) Review of the Reserve Defence Force The Reserve Defence Force is comprised of the First Line Reserve, the Army Reserve (formerly an FCÁ) and the Naval Service Reserve (formerly an Slua Muirí).  The Minister has also accepted the proposed re-organisation of […]

PDFORRA’s Address to the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday 18th of October 2012

By Industrial Relations Officer

On Thursday 18th October 2012, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) had a positive and productive engagement with PDFORRA at a meeting in Leinster House on allowances paid to members of the Defence Forces.  PDFORRA were represented at this important meeting byGerry Rooney our General Secretary and Simon Devereux the Association’s Deputy General Secretary. The General […]

PDFORRA SERIOUSLY CONCERNED ABOUT IMPLICATIONS OF RECENT DOWNSIZING ON ITS MEMBERS

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA the organisation representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of Defence Forces can confirm that the organisation is inundated with calls from members regarding the recent downsizing of the force from three to two brigades – and the related relocation of its members. There appears be confusion on whether or not the servicemen and women will […]

PDFORRA CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF DOWNSIZING THE DEFENCE FORCES

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA, the organisation representing soldiers, sailors and airmen and women of the Defence Forces, again wishes to stress its bitter disappointment and concern regarding the decision to reduce the Defence Forces to a two brigade structure.  Today we received confirmation that this decision will also lead to reduction in 500 jobs.  When we consider the […]