Information Circulars

Information Circular No 13/2021: Technician Review 2-6

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that the Association has received a copy of the Technician Review 2-6 from the Department of Defence. This review was undertaken by Military Management and the Department, following a recommendation by the Public Service Pay Commission in 2019. The review is extensive and covers the Naval Service, Air Corps […]

Information Circular No 12/2021: Payments of Per Diem Members of the 116th Inf Bn UNIFIL

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA has today been advised by Conciliation and Arbitration Branch, Department of Defence of the following information regarding the payment of Per Diem to members of the abovementioned Overseas Unit; Payment of Per Diem was made to members on Week 15/21 Payment Date 14 April 2021. Members are asked to check their individual online PSSC […]

Information Circular No 11/2021: Lifetime Community Rating (LCR) Members of the Permanent Defence Force

By Industrial Relations Officer

Since the 1st May 2015, if you are over the age of 34 when you first take out private health insurance, you will have to pay extra for your cover under the Lifetime Community Rating (LCR) loadings. Lifetime Community Rating introduced a late entry loading on health insurance premiums for those aged 35 and older taking […]

Information Circular No 10/2021: Insurance Loading

By Industrial Relations Officer

The following categories of personnel of the Permanent Defence Forces are eligible to receive refunds in respect of additional premiums imposed on their insurance policies because of the hazardous nature of their duties:- Members of the Ordnance Corps engaged in Explosive Ordnance Disposal duties; Members of the Corps of Engineers engaged in Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance […]

Information Circular No 09/2021: In-patient and out-patient hospital charges – Members of the Permanent Defence Force and Dependants

By Industrial Relations Officer

Members are reminded that NO in-patient or out-patient hospital charges should be raised in respect of Permanent Defence Force members and their dependents who attend public hospitals as public patients. The Charge Applies to the Following Public Facilities: Emergency departments Accident and emergency departments Casualty departments Minor injury units Urgent care centres Local injury units […]

Information Circular No 08/2021: Payment of Ex-Gratia Award to EMT’s

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA wishes to advise our members that the Department of Defence has confirmed the payment of an agreed Ex-Gratia award for EMT’s will be processed on the 28th of April 2021. In the event that personnel do not receive payment on this date they are requested to contact a member of their District Committee, or […]

Information Circular No 07/2021: Reminder Flat Rate Expenses

By Industrial Relations Officer

Members are reminded that the provision of a Flat Rate Expense Allowance from Revenue exists for members of the Defence Forces. The allowance was introduced to compensate members for the expense associated with the Dry Cleaning of their No. 1 Dress Uniforms and is available to all enlisted personnel not in receipt of Uniform Replenishment […]

Information Circular No 06/2021: Reminder Portlaoise Prison Working Time Directive Claims

By Industrial Relations Officer

Previous Information Circular No 32/2020 refers. PDFORRA wishes to advise members that the compensatory scheme agreed between our Association and the Department of Defence for alleged breaches of the Working Time Directive has been extended to include any rotations which have taken place since 17th September 2019. Accordingly, the following terms apply: Personnel who undertook […]

Information Circular No 05/2021: COMMISSION ON FUTURE OF DEFENCE

By Industrial Relations Officer

PDFORRA appeared before the Commission on the Future of Defence this afternoon. In advance of this hearing the Association compiled two submissions. The Associations initial submission outlines in broad terms the principal issues that impact on our membership, primarily, Contracts, Pay/Allowances, Pensions, Career Progression, Human/Employment Rights and Industrial Relations. PDFORRAs second submission is a more […]

Information Circular No 04/2021: PROVISION OF OUT OF HOURS SERVICE

By Industrial Relations Officer

The Department of Defence has informed PDFORRA that an out of hours’ service contract has recently been signed with GP24.  The provision of this contract now means that Members will NOT have to pay upfront for a medical consultation when using this service. Out of hours GP Services – Dublin Members working or living in […]