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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Section 117 – Succession Act 1965

The Law Reform Commission is asking for the Public’s input into Ireland’s succession law.  Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965 – asks whether a parent has made proper provisions for a child in a will.  At the moment, a child has no right to their parent’s estate –unless the parents die without making a […]

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Comments by ISME Chief – Garda Pensions.

Gordon Deegan, writing in the Irish Examiner, 29th March quotes the following comments from Mark Fielding, Chief Eexecutive, ISME –  “Gardai are retiring with average lump sums of €100,000 on top of their pensions, which shows tax payers are paying over the odds, to fund generous packages“. The ISME Chief Executive by generalising, use of […]

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Transition of the Garda Pension Payroll

The Garda Pensions Payroll Section, Killarney, has issued the following “Information Note” for the GSRMA.  All retired members, will shortly receive a copy of the notification in the post. INFORMATION  NOTE. “As part of the Government’s Reform Agenda the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform (DPER) has established a Payroll Shared Services Centre (PSSC) for […]

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When did Gardai get right to – VOTE ?

A member requested that we confirm, when did members of An Garda Siochana get the right to vote in General Elections ?.  It’s not easy to come-up with all the answers but with your assistance, we may get the full story.  In a search to answer the query, the Cork Examiner, for Wednesday, 29th April […]

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G.R.A. —- Battle to Reverse Pay-CUTS.

Rank and file Gardai have called on whoever forms the next government — to fully restore their pay to pre-2008 levels and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.  The Garda Representative Association  said it will be demanding the new government to address a number of urgent issues such as:  (i) Re-instatement to pre-2008 salary of […]

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ALLIANCE — Battle to Rescind FEMPI

“Alliance of Retired Public Servants intends to meet Department Officials after the General Election with a view to having the FEMPI Legislation reviewed.  The ALLIANCE will be seeking a commitment that FEMPI legislation is rescinded by the new Government.  This is based on recent Government statements that the Irish economy is the best in the […]

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Statement — ALLIANCE Retired Public Servants

The Alliance of Retired Public Servants whose membership consists of constituent pension organisations (representing some 140,000 public service pensioners and their families) has received a small restoration to their modest pensions with the start of the government pension restoration as set out in Part III of the FEMPI Act, 2015. Whilst this small restoration is […]

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