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Accessing Healthcare Abroad under CBD

The Cross Border Directive (CBD) on Healthcare allows EU resident to access healthcare services in EU member states other than their own. Therefore everyone who is ordinary resident in Ireland qualifies for public healthcare in other EU member states. The cost must be borne by the individual and he/she then seeks reimbursement for the cost […]

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Pension Payments AUGUST – Not Good Enough.

Pension Section Dept.  of Justice Killarney have dated your cheque payment for August as 4th. August 2015.  This despite repeated assurances at Consultancy and Advisory Committee meetings between GSRMA and representatives of Garda management that this practice would not happen again. These agreements seem to count for nothing! General Secretary Paschal Feeney has been in […]

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National Federation of Pensioners’ Association (NFPA)

On the 17th June 2015, the National Federation Pensioners’ Association held a meeting which was addressed by Brian Bourke, Chairman for the Alliance of Retired Pubic Service Pensioners. This was the first time the  NFPA and the Alliance Retired Public Servants had discussions. Brian outlined the objectives of the Alliance and the many affiliated associations. […]

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Response from Minister Howlin to ALLIANCE

On the 6th May 2015, the Alliance of Retired Public Servants forwarded a 17 page submission to Mr. Brendan Howlin, Minister for Prublic Expenditure & Reform. The submission set out clearly a valid case for the immediate restoration of pension-cuts. Members of the ALLIANCE subsequently met the Minister with his Officials and expanded on their […]

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Public Sector Pension Levy – Current Position

Many of our retired Gardai may be asking – what achievements has the Alliance of Retired Public Servants made in the last year to restore the pension-cuts imposed under “The Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) ?  Recently, a Parliamentary Question (PQ) was tabled by Mr. Jerry Buttermer TD., on the issue.  The […]

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New GSRMA President – Matt Cosgrave

Matt Cosgrave, from Dublin North Branch was elected the 14th President of the Garda Síochána Retired members’ Association following the GSRMA conference in Killarney.  He took over the office from Gerry Blake who spearheaded the 6,000 strong membership since 2012.  The association is proud of the achievements and advances made during his tenure, in particular […]

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GSRMA CONFERENCE – KILLARNEY

The 54th annual conference of the Garda Siochana Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA) was officially opened yesterday afternoon at the elegant Malton Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry.   It was a very special occasion in the history of the Garda Retired Association because it was the first time that the conference was a two day event and […]

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Alliance Meeting at Rochestown Park Hotel, CORK

The Regional Meeting of the ALLIANCE which took place in the elegant ROCHESTOWN PARK HOTEL, Douglas, Cork City on Monday evening, 23rd March captured a gathering of 174 Retired Public Servants from the Southern Region.  Hereunder is a breakdown of those who turned-up to support the cause.  At the bottom are some photographs taken at […]

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Alliance – Newsletter (January 2015)

We are just into the first few days of “SPRING 2015” and delighted to convey the good news of the very first “Newsletter” from the Alliance of Retired Public Servants.  The January 2015 Newsletter is circulated to keep the 75,000 Alliance Membership informed of all the facts relation to: (i) Public Service Pension Reductions, (ii) […]

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Athlone Rally — Alliance Retired Public Servants

Retired Public Servants will assemble at the Sheraton Hotel ATHLONE at 7.30 pm on Monday 2nd March for a mass rally organised by the Alliance of Retired Public Servants.  Following on from well supported Regional Meetings at Limerick (Oct) and Wexford (Jan.) all those crossing Custume-Bridge on the River Shannon will be well aware that […]

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