Archive for 2012

Information Circular No 24/2012 – Re-Organisation Re-Assignment Criteria

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The Military Authorities will shortly issue ADMINO 02/12 regarding the implementation of the Defence Forces Re-organisation Plan 2012.  ADMINO 02/12 will outline the assignment process and criteria to be used to populate the new organisation and has been arrived at following discussions with PDFORRA.  The main difference in the approach of the Military Authorities on […]

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Information Update: On Issues Arising from the Re-Organisation of the Army from Three to Two Brigades

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Following meetings in Cork, Athlone, the Curragh and a number of locations in Dublin the membership has been informed of the general approach to the re-organisation of the Army by PDFORRA.  Members have also highlighted the areas of greatest concern to be addressed by PDFORRA. In dealing with the implications of the re-organisation of the […]

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Information Circular No 23/2012: Applications for Transfer in the

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

The Military Authorities have confirmed that applications for transfers from members serving in locations which have been affected by the re-organisation of the Army will be favourably considered where they seek a move to a location which is relatively unaffected and which has vacant appointment Any transfers granted will provide support to the re-organisation process […]

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PDFORRA SERIOUSLY CONCERNED ABOUT IMPLICATIONS OF RECENT DOWNSIZING ON ITS MEMBERS

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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 […]

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Information Circular No 22/2012: Negotiations on Issues Arising From the Re-organisation from 3 to 2 Brigades

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

On the 17th July 2012 the Minister for Defence announced the re-organisation of the Army from 3 to 2 brigades.  This re-organisation represents a very significant change in the structure of the Army and will lead to very significant challenges, both human and on the industrial relations front.  The bottom line is that the changes […]

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PDFORRA CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF DOWNSIZING THE DEFENCE FORCES

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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 […]

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Re-Organisation of the Defence Forces – Press Release by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence – Mr. Alan Shatter T.D. – 17 July 2012

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

“I am pleased to announce the details of the re-organisation of the Permanent Defence Force, which will enhance operational capabilities within a reduced resource envelope. It will consolidate the current three Army Brigades into two larger Brigades and ensure an appropriate balance between infantry and support elements. In December 2011 I announced a revised ceiling […]

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Information Circular No 20/2012: Pre Promotion Medicals

Friday, July 6th, 2012

A number of concerns have been raised about medicals in general and promotion medicals in particular, the Military Authorities have confirmed the following as a result of a number of queries raised by PDFORRA. The Military Authorities advise that PDFORRA’s concerns have been raised with the Office of DMC, the formation Adjutants/SSO Pers and BMO/SMO’s. […]

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PDFORRA CONCERNED ABOUT IMPACT OF TWO BRIGADE STRUCTURE ON ITS MEMBERS

Friday, June 15th, 2012

PDFORRA, the organisation representing soldiers, sailors and airmen and women of the Defence Forces, is seriously concerned about the impact of reducing to a two brigade structure is having on its members and their families, especially in the Athlone area. In the past weeks serious concerns have arisen in the Athlone area, as it was […]

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Information Circular No 18/2012: Dáil Statement on 2 Brigade Structure

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The Minister for Defence has confirmed in the Dáil onthe 14th June 2012 that the Brigade Headquarters for the two new Brigades will be located in Cork and Dublin. However, he has also confirmed that within an overall strength of 9,500 the numbers serving in Custume Barracks will be of the order of 1,000 personnel. […]

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