NOTE:  AGM POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – SEE NEWS

This website was last updated on 9 July 2020

Application of pension increases

The PSSC letter of 29 May 2019 to all pensioners has been withdrawn and is replaced by a letter of 11 October 2019 to all pensioners.

Tax returns for 2019 and tax credits for 2020

Attached is some outline information for members.  It is intended as a guide only; full details are on the Revenue Commissioners’ website.

Information on the Nursing Home Support Scheme (the Fair Deal)

See also News posts for a Key Information sheet.

Information regarding the payment of eircom pensions

Information with regard to the eircom Superannuation Funds, issued on behalf of:
Brian Duncan, Chairman of the Trustees of the eircom Superannuation Fund and Ray Lawlor, Chairman of the Trustees of the eircom No 2 Superannuation Fund.

20 March 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS - AGM POSTPONED

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE RCPSA, SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON 21 MAY 2020, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 8(e), that the AGM shall be held before 31st May in each year, in the light of the extraordinary national circumstances currently prevailing, the Officers of the Council, in consultation with the Trustees and the Standing Orders Committee, have decided that it is in the best interests of members to cancel the arrangements for 21 May 2020 and to reschedule the AGM at a future date to be announced in due course.

In these exceptional circumstances, the current Council, Trustees and Standing Orders Committee will remain in place in an acting capacity after 21 May 2020, until the Association can hold an AGM. As soon as the restrictions imposed by the current emergency are lifted, the Council will organise an AGM as soon as is practicable.

 TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER AND STAY SAFE

COVID-19: GENERAL UPDATE JUNE 2020

The national situation with regard to Covid-19 continues to develop and change. The Government has announced some significant changes to take effect on Monday 8 June 2020. A link to the relevant information on the Government website is given below. Best wishes to all our members. 

eir email charges

Members who use an eircom.net email address, please note that eir have announced that there will be a charge for using their eir email service with effect from 1 July 2020

New Programme for Government 2020

A Programme for Government has been agreed between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party.  It now goes to the parties’ memberships for consideration.  The result of the vote on the Programme for Government by the members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party will be announced on Friday 26 June 2020.  If passed that would mean that the Taoiseach would be elected on either Saturday 27 June or Monday 29 June in the National Convention Centre.

NSSO Helpline Reopens

The following welcome news was received today from the National Shared Services Office (NSSO):

The NSSO is happy to inform you that we are now in a position to restore the call service for retired customers from Monday 6 July 2020. The phone line 076 1002702 will be open from 9.00am to 1.00pm each day Monday to Friday. 

 A big thank you to the NSSO for continuing to serve us and pay our pensions during this very difficult time.

Covid Tracker App

COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone, developed by the Government to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland.

If you use the app you will:

  • be told if you have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for coronavirus
  • be able to track any symptoms you have and get advice on what to do
  • be able to anonymously warn close contacts if you test positive for coronavirus
  • make contact tracing quicker for the health service
  • help map and predict the spread of the virus

Hopeful indications regarding the 1 October increase

Public servants are due the final instalment of the Public Service Stability Agreement on October 1 2020 (a 2% increase).  The Irish Independent reported on 1 July that the new Minster for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Michael McGrath TD, has indicated that the Government will honour the wage increase due under a pay deal – see full article attached.

NEWS HEADLINES

Pension Increase October 2020?

Public servants are due the final instalment of the Public Service Stability Agreement on October 1 2020 (a 2% increase).  The Irish Independent reported on 1 July that the new Minster for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Michael McGrath TD, has indicated that the...

Covid Tracker App

COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone, developed for the Government, to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland. If you use the app you will: be told if you have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for...

July 2020 update from the NSSO

The following welcome news was received today from the National Shared Services Office (NSSO) - The NSSO is happy to inform you that we are now in a position to restore the call service for retired customers from Monday 6 July 2020. The phone line 076 1002702 will be...

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