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End to Pension increases – Retired Pub. Sector.

The Irish Independent, 27th December, 2016 reports:  “An end to pension increases for retired public-sector workers is on the table in the next round of pay talks. Public-service pensioners have traditionally benefited from pay parity, which means they go up when there is an increase in the salary of the person in their old job. […]

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Qualification for State Pension

Charlie Weston writing in todays Irish Independent (1st. August 2016).  When you sign up for Job Seekers Benefit you are declaring that you are fit and available for work.  When you sign up for “Credits” you are in effect signing for Job Seekers Benefits (not the allowance itself).  There seems to be a blind eye […]

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Signing-On for CREDITS.

Many of our GSRMA who attended Retirement Courses were reminded of the need to “Sign-On for Credits” at the local Social Welfare Office following retirement from work. If you retired from work on the date of your retirement from the Garda Siochana, did you call next day to the Welfare Office and Sign-On for Credits […]

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Retired Garda – Hopes to join Garda Reserve

A few short weeks ago, Vincent Hourican, retired from An Garda Síochána after given 32 years patrolling Dublin South inner city.  He is about to create history, if his application to join the Garda Reserve Force is accepted.  Anyone aged 65 years and under can apply for the part-time Reserve. Vincent said ” I had […]

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Med. Aid Soc. – Discount for Young Adults.

You may recall a previous circular in June 2015 setting out the effect of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2014 which laid down minimum and maximum percentage discounts on the Adult Premium that must be granted to young adults between 21 and 25 years of age. The Committee of the Society at that time approved […]

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Prize Bonds -v- State Saving Schemes.

There will be fewer Prize Bond millionaires from next month – following a decision to reduce the number of top prizes.  The change will see the €1m prize being paid out only four times a year to those who having winning prize bonds.  This is down from six top prizes a year. And the range […]

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Retirement is Changing

Retirement is changing. It’s no longer a few years of sitting back and taking it easy ….. It can now stretch out for 20 years or more and can throw up a whole host of challenges from loneliness, financial insecurity and depression.  But according to a new book – “Rewire Don’t Retire” with a little […]

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GSRMA – Lend strong support to – AGSI

Yesterday, (Tuesday) at the stroke mid-day,  over 650 lined-out at Castle Street, close to Dublin Castle to take part in the first organised protest march by the Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors (AGSI) to Dail Eireann. There, to provide a great sense of “Loyalty” were approx 150 reps from various branches of the Garda […]

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