GSRMA have been in negotiations with Garda Commissioner and Financial Shared Services Department of Justice and Equality, Killarney as to the payment of all Garda pensions on the first day of each month, regardless of whether that day is over a week end or an extended Bank Holiday period. In that regard the Garda Commissioner engaged with Financial Shared Services Killarney and the Head of Directorate at Human Resources Athlumney House, Navan.
New European banking arrangements prohibit the transaction of all payments on non-banking working days, this to include every Saturday and Sunday and all Public Holidays. To that end our monthly pension payments may vary, and the Head of Directorate has now issued us with a complete list of proposed pension payments dates for 2016 and into January 2017.
Please note that as the banks are prohibited from processing payments over non-working days, they likewise are unable to process payments due from personal accounts by way of direct debit or standing orders. However, we are unfortunately unable to withdraw cash from ATM machines until the payment has been processed on the appropriate Bank working days.
This is generic to all accounts and is not simply an arrangement for Garda pension payments, the rules apply to all citizens throughout Europe, I am told.
The relevant e-mail documentation is downloadable for your information.
General Secretary, GSRMA.
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