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Pay talks Update 7.30pm Wednesday night 7th. June : Government pay and pension proposals not yet tabled at talks

Government pay and pension proposals not yet tabled at talks Measures on increasing the level of Saturday working have been diluted Talks on a new public service agreement are still underway between the Government and representatives of its 300,000 employees. It is understood the Government has still not formally tabled its proposals on pay and […]

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Alliance of Retired Public Servants enter Pension Restoration talks with Pubic Expenditure & Reform

Today, Thursday 25th. May 2017, the Alliance of Retired Public Servants, to which Garda Siochana Retired Members’ Association are affiliated, entered talks with Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, on the vexed question of the restoration of our Pensions. While early indications are that the talks have an air of optimism, and anticipation, there appears […]

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Anglo Irish Boss Fitzpatrick his trial collapses & ODCE are in the Spotlight

Former head of ODCE declines to comment on FitzPatrick case ODCE says it has undergone ‘significant change’ since Paul Appleby’s time in charge Former director of corporate enforcement Paul Appleby has declined to comment on whether he will co-operate with a report ordered into the agency’s role in relation to the trial of Seán FitzPatrick. The Minister […]

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Did you Retire in 2012

GSRMA Members Tax Relief on Additional contributions to Spouses and Children Pension Deductions from Retirement Gratuity Members who had reductions from their lump sum payment in respect of additional contributions to the Spouses and Children Pension are entitled to tax relief on this. There is a general four year time limit on claiming reliefs. I […]

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Gardaí may take Strike Action – Changing Times

The article reproduced below comes from today’s (Saturday 13th. August 2016) Irish Independent on the possibility of members of GRA taking strike action over their pay dispute with government.  While it is “technically” against the law for members of An Garda Siochana to take strike action, I as General Secretary of GSRMA have always voiced […]

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