Archive for April, 2020

PMAS Information Circular No 1/2020: Covid-19 update

Monday, April 27th, 2020

To date the PDFORRA Medical Assistance Scheme (PMAS) has assisted over 170 members to access healthcare in Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast. However, as a consequence of the current Public Health Crisis, Kingsbridge Private Hospital has now entered into an agreement with the National Health Service (NHS) to provide extra public beds during the COVID […]

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Information Circular No 18/2020: Overseas Issues – Meeting with Chief of Staff

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Following a meeting with the Chief of Staff on the 13 March 2020, a further meeting was held today to follow up on issues arising from the current public health crisis. During the meeting, PDFORRA raised the issue of personnel overseas and the necessity for the provision of clarity regarding return dates. Additionally, issues surrounding […]

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Information Circular No 17/2020: OVERSEAS ISSUES

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Over the past number of weeks, PDFORRA has both corresponded and spoken directly with military management through the C&A office on a regular basis regarding the issue of deployment and repatriation of personnel from overseas missions. This was highlighted in circular 12/2020, which was published on the 18th of March 2020. Moreover, PDFORRA has exchanged […]

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

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

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. […]

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

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

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 […]

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