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# pdforra - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Expense of citizenship 'stopping some Defence Force members from serving on UN missions'
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Expense of citizenship 'stopping some Defence Force members from serving on UN missions'

Oct 7th 2021, 3:36 PM 17,649 Views 15 Comments

PDFORRA has called on Minister Coveney to ‘do the right thing’ and grant citizenship to migrant soldiers.

# pdforra - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'

Oct 6th 2021, 2:23 PM 14,127 Views 14 Comments

The annual conference of PDFORRA, which represents 6,500 military members, is taking place in Killarney.

# pdforra - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Women of Honour scandal among topics on agenda at PDFORRA conference
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Women of Honour scandal among topics on agenda at PDFORRA conference

Oct 5th 2021, 12:25 PM 6,618 Views 1 Comment

The annual conference takes places in Killarney.

# pdforra - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces finally fill psychiatrist role after nearly two-year long vacancy

Dec 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,778 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe changed standard policy so a civilian psychiatrist could apply for the job.

# pdforra - Friday 28 June, 2019

Irish Naval sailors forced to sleep on ships due to lack of accommodation, TDs told
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish Naval sailors forced to sleep on ships due to lack of accommodation, TDs told

Jun 28th 2019, 10:50 AM 23,378 Views 73 Comments

PDFORRA’s Mark Keane said they “deserve a place to put their head at night”.

# pdforra - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Defence Forces representative group brings legal challenge against State over allowances
# Pdforra
# Pdforra

Defence Forces representative group brings legal challenge against State over allowances

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 14,479 Views 0 Comments

The proceedings were issued on Monday 21 January by PDFORRA.

# pdforra - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job
# Poor Conditions
# Poor Conditions

'Our members deserve better': Concern over failure to fill Defence Forces psychiatrist role after no-one applies for job

Nov 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,385 Views 86 Comments

“Penny pinching cannot be undertaken at the expense of our members’ health,” a representative group said.

# pdforra - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 9,131 Views 39 Comments

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

# pdforra - Friday 7 September, 2018

Error in selection process leads Defence Forces to withdraw employment offer from four new recruits
# Army Recruitment
# Army Recruitment

Error in selection process leads Defence Forces to withdraw employment offer from four new recruits

Sep 7th 2018, 11:06 PM 40,483 Views 23 Comments

It comes at a time when it’s claimed the Defence Forces is experiencing a recruitment crisis.

# pdforra - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Exposure to infectious diseases deeply worrying': Soldiers forced to bed down close to needles in Phoenix Park
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

'Exposure to infectious diseases deeply worrying': Soldiers forced to bed down close to needles in Phoenix Park

Aug 27th 2018, 12:45 PM 57,192 Views 93 Comments

The Permanent Defence Forces Representative Association says it intends to fully investigate with its members in the coming days.

# pdforra - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'Morale is on the floor': Defence Forces to be paid just €47.59 per day for extra work during Pope visit
# Pope Visit
# Pope Visit

'Morale is on the floor': Defence Forces to be paid just €47.59 per day for extra work during Pope visit

Aug 16th 2018, 4:48 PM 34,657 Views 103 Comments

Soldiers have to provide assistance when requested to do so, but groups say they are not being compensated adequately.

# pdforra - Monday 26 March, 2018

Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'

Mar 26th 2018, 3:30 PM 60,707 Views 89 Comments

The government wants to maintain a strength level of 9,500 personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps.

# pdforra - Monday 10 April, 2017

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

Apr 10th 2017, 9:17 PM 15,122 Views 28 Comments

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

# pdforra - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Union says it's unlikely soldiers will fill in for gardaí during strike
# Garda Strike
# Garda Strike

Union says it's unlikely soldiers will fill in for gardaí during strike

Oct 4th 2016, 8:35 AM 10,464 Views 24 Comments

The proposed dates for the strike are November 4, 11, 18 and 25.

# pdforra - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

LÉ Eithne crew 'not being paid properly' for Mediterranean mission
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

LÉ Eithne crew 'not being paid properly' for Mediterranean mission

Jul 8th 2015, 8:45 PM 18,390 Views 48 Comments

Crew members are entitled to a higher daily allowance, according to an association representing personnel.

# pdforra - Thursday 2 October, 2014

# pdforra - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Fleet-wide check under way after asbestos found on Naval ships
# Potentially Lethal
# Potentially Lethal

Fleet-wide check under way after asbestos found on Naval ships

Sep 20th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,004 Views 16 Comments

The LÉ Ciara and LÉ Orla are currently out of action as a specialist contractor removes the potentially lethal substance from the vessels.

# pdforra - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Legal advice sought after dozens potentially exposed to asbestos on Irish naval ship
# LE Ciara
# LE Ciara

Legal advice sought after dozens potentially exposed to asbestos on Irish naval ship

Apr 16th 2014, 9:58 AM 9,084 Views 29 Comments

A number of civilians are thought to have been involved in the incident as well.

# pdforra - Monday 14 April, 2014

'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant

Apr 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 28,202 Views 88 Comments

There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.

# pdforra - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Defence Force personnel want an end to 21-year service limit
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Force personnel want an end to 21-year service limit

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:14 PM 12,843 Views 92 Comments

The body which represents members of the Defence Forces says that mandatory retirement will cost the State €1.5 million a year.

# pdforra - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade

Oct 3rd 2012, 3:40 PM 7,712 Views 80 Comments

PDFORRA has said members are not entitled to overtime and so allowances are part of core pay.