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# raco - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
# Military Retention Crisis
# Military Retention Crisis

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'

Jun 29th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,478 Views 18 Comments

RACO will tell the Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs that cuts to the military budget is to blame for the retention crisis.

# raco - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Sep 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 39,676 Views 56 Comments

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'

Sep 24th 2019, 2:50 PM 8,754 Views 28 Comments

Mark Mellett said he believes the organisation’s challenges will get worse before they get better.

# raco - Monday 23 September, 2019

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 5:10 PM 19,544 Views 62 Comments

The government has said the changes would make Irish military careers more attractive.

# raco - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'

Jun 12th 2019, 6:06 PM 20,516 Views 34 Comments

There were 256 discharges in the first four months of 2019.

# raco - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years
# Security
# Security

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

May 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 22,923 Views 55 Comments

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

# raco - 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.