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Garda Michael Clerkin – 40th Anniversary

This is the 40th. Anniversary of the tragic murder of our colleague Michael Clerkin. A memorial mass to mark this tragic death will take place at St Michael’s Church Portarlington tomorrow Saturday 15th. October at 3.00 PM. Refreshments in adjoining convent hall afterwards. All welcome. Paschal Feeney General Secretary

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Budget 2017 – Quick Review

11/10/16 Budget Summary USC ratesfor lower to middle income earners to be reduced by 0.5% Help to BuyScheme announced for first-time, newly-built home buyers Welfare paymentsto increase by €5 per week Increase in thresholds for Capital Acquisitions Tax (Gifts/Inheritance) Increase in Disposable Income per annum (Household Examples)  Two Married Public Sector employees with 2 Children  Note: […]

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Job Notice – Compliance Support Officer(s) Positions available

JOB Position: Compliance Support Officer(s) Period: Full time and Part time positions available Division: SGS Ireland Location: Munster, Ulster, Leinster and Galway Key responsibilities of Compliance Support Officers will include: –    Undertaking regular and on-going compliance checks and audits of SPSV                       vehicles, drivers and dispatch operators; Identification and investigation of offences and potential offences […]

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BUDGET 2017 – Taxation Measures

No great surprises as so much of this was leaked in the run into Budget day. In terms of impact the change most likely to benefit members is the USC change. There are other items of interest also. USC   2016   2015 €0-12012 1% 0.50% €12012.01-18668 3% 2.50% €70,044.00 5.50% 5% Balance 8% 7.50% […]

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Job Notice – Security at the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland invites applications for the following position: Security Supervisor (Permanent) Security & Event Supervisor (Permanent) Facilities Supervisor (Permanent) Museum Security Officer (Permanent)   Full details of the post and application procedures can be found on their website.  Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 November 2016, 4pm. Contact details to apply: Tel: +353 […]

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Retired Public Service – Increase Pensions ?

Public Service Pensions are in line for a triple boost in next year — writes Charlie Weston, Irish Independent, Monday, 10th October.  “The increases will see some retired Public Service workers getting an annual increase of €1,000.  The big gains for retired nurses, civil servants and teachers will come from a further unwinding of cuts to […]

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Retired Garda Chief – Praise for Colleagues.

Irish Examiner Reporter (Seán O’ Riordan) attended a recent retirement of a Garda Chief Superintendent of Cork West Garda Division and writes a genuine tribute of a retirement where  –“A selfless senior Garda asked friends and colleagues to support two charities instead of organising a dinner to honour his retirement from the force.  Chief Supt. […]

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