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#pdforra

# pdforra - Friday 28 June, 2019

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

# pdforra - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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# pdforra - Saturday 20 September, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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