Archive for 2014

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

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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 […]

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Information Circular No 20/2014: Impact of Moratorium on Promotion on Substitution/Acting Rank Arrangements

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

On 29th March 2009, the Government introduced a moratorium on promotion and/or the payment of an allowance for higher duties which includes substitution/acting rank promotions.  Arrangements are to be made to assign work of a higher rank/grade to existing holders of the rank or through the division of the work between a number of appointment […]

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Information Circular No 17/2014: Negotiations on Upper Service Limits Applying to Post 1994 Entrants of Pte and Cpl Rank – Conclude Without Agreement

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Negotiations on the upper service limits applying to Post-1994 entrants Ptes and Cpls have concluded without agreement being reached.  The main elements that featured in the negotiations were as follows: 1.         The Department of Defence sought to limit the maximum period that new entrant Ptes (Line) could serve for up to 15 yrs; new entrant […]

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RTE Radio 1 Interview – Post 1994 Personnel

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

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.

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PDFORRA MEMBERS PETITION THE RECENTLY APPOINTED MINISTER FOR DEFENCE COVENEY

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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 […]

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Information Circular No 19/2014: No Agreement on – Limited and Targeted Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) – Haddington Rd Agreement

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Clause 9 of the Defence Sector Collective Agreement (Appendix 2 to the Haddington Rd Agreement) states that “The Official Side will examine in consultation with the Representative Associations the potential for the introduction of a limited and targeted incentivised career break system and early retirement scheme in the Defence Forces for certain limited cadres of […]

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Information Circular No 18/2014: Unpaid Periods of Absence from Work – Calculation of Discharge Dates

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Members who have availed of unpaid periods of absence from work such as leave of absence or parental leave have sought clarification of the impact of these absences on the calculation of their discharge dates.  In particular, qualification for the immediate pension payment after 21 years’ service is a concern of those involved. DFR A10, […]

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Information Circular No 16/2014: 2014 – NCO Promotion Competition

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Following the expiration of the 2012 Order of Merit list for NCO promotion, PDFORRA have agreed to a framework for a new competition to commence over the coming months. The new agreement is titled CCR 448A and is an interim agreement which will remain in place until after the substantive review of CCR 448 is […]

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Information Circular No 15/2014: Recommendation for Overseas Service and Medical Examinations

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Para 3005 (a) of C.S. 5 provides that in relation to Medical Examination: “all provisional selectees shall undergo a full medical examination prior to deployment to determine their fitness or otherwise for the mission in question”. Further, on the basis of C.S. 5, a Unit Commander’s recommendation is contingent upon the applicant meeting those criteria […]

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

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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 […]

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