Wed, 27 May, 2020
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed he is “considering” calls to drastically increase salaries for Ireland’s top public servants — despite insisting he has made no decision on whether to act on the recommendations.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
Officers are sleeping in barracks in rooms where there are rat and mice droppings and when they can't avail of limited living-in accommodation they're forced to travel long distances to postings or pay exorbitant rents.
Tue, 24 Sep, 2019
explains that, beyond pay, the quality of life for members of the Defence Forces is sadly austere and needs to be addressed IN recent weeks, there has been much commentary about life in the Defence Forces but very little mention of the ‘quality of life’ enjoyed. In the military, one of the responsibilities of a commanding officer is to
Wed, 21 Aug, 2019
There is a strong likelihood the country’s military officers will reject the Public Service Pay Commission’s (PSPC) “paltry set of recommendations for increased allowances” unless the Government acts swiftly to address key issues highlighted by the association which represents them.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
RACO, the association representing Defence Forces officers, has postponed a decision on accepting increased allowances offered in the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC) report until it hosts a series of roadshows for its members at military installations.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has defended his fiscal policies and rejected criticism by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) which said in a report that the Government’s medium-term projections for the public finances are “not credible”.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
The two-tier pay system which sees hospital consultants hired since October 2012 paid 30% less than longer-serving colleagues will be a major focus of attention at the AGM of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) which gets underway in Co Kerry today.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
The Defence Forces are facing a mounting crisis in their officer ranks after a survey revealed 79% of those inducted since 2013 are planning to quit ahead of mandatory retirement, because they are on reduced pension terms compared to other public servants.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019