News Archive

  • AGE FRIENDLY IRELAND -

    Age Friendly Ireland was established in 2018 as a shared service function of the local government sector.  Age Friendly Ireland coordinates the national Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme.  As a shared service function, Age Friendly Ireland brings together, supports and provides technical guidance to the 31-local authority-led, multi-agency Age Friendly City and County Programmes.  […]

  • FEMPI Pay Restoration and Building Momentum -

    The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has published the Circular on the application of 1 July 2021 FEMPI Pay Restoration for certain Civil Service Grades with basic salary of not more than €150,000 (ie Principal and Assistant Principal levels).  Circular 09/2021 sets out the pay restoration due on 1 July 2021 as provided for […]

  • DPER letter of 08.06.21 re fixed allowances -

    The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has issued a letter to HR Managers and Personnel Officers  on the application of pension increase policy to qualifying pensions arising from restoration of fixed allowances for serving public servants on 1 October 2020. If public service pension recipients have any queries about the application of the policy […]

  • WARNINGS ABOUT CALLERS POSING AS OFFICIALS -

    MESSAGE FROM AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA A chara In recent days Gardaí have received reports of persons receiving phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be members of An Garda Síochána. The number calling appears to be the phone number of a genuine Garda station. There are several stages to these scam calls – 1. The person […]

  • PRESENTATION ON VOLUNTEERING -

    Ms Edwina Dewart, Manager at Dublin City Volunteer Centre, made a presentation to the ICTU Retired Workers Committee on Volunteers and Active Retirement on 18 June 2021.  She has kindly agreed to the presentation being made available on our website. Presentation to ICTU Webinar 18.06.21

  • AGE FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY, DCU -

    You may like to explore the DCU Age Friendly University website – link given below.  It provides information about courses being offered and events taking place.  The AFU programme provides access to educational, social, cultural and wellness opportunities.  Their Newsletter (link below) provides a sample of what is available. Link to AFU Website AFU Newsletter […]

  • Ageing in Place- the Danish experience – IGS lecure -

    Irish Gerontological Society Public Lecture Series Ageing in Place- the Danish experience Thursday June 24th  2021     3.00 – 4.30 p.m. There is no charge for IGS Public Lectures. You are advised to book early as places may be limited.  Over 6,000 people registered for our last public lecture.  The lecture recording has been viewed […]

  • PAYSLIP DATE ON CORE PORTAL PAYMENTS -

    The PSS/NSSO has asked us to bring the following notice to the attention of all pensioners who are paid through the Core Portal: Payslip Date on Core Portal The National Shared Services Office (NSSO) wish to advise that following the transition to a new banking arrangement, the date now displaying on your payslip on the […]

  • ACCESS PENSION SLIPS ONLINE – UPDATE -

    The Payroll Shared Service (PSS) Division of the National Shared Services Office (NSSO) has updated their online CORE Portal system in March 2021 and access to online payslips is more user friendly as a result.  The following is a guide to viewing payslips online on the Payroll Shared Service (PSS) website.  Thank you to the […]

  • HOUSEHOLD BENEFITS PACKAGE – May 2021 -

    The Household Benefits Package (HHB) comprises an electricity or gas allowance (currently €35 a month), and a free television licence (currently €160 a year).  In general, anyone who is aged 70 or over and who is resident in Ireland can qualify for the HHB (max one HHB per household).  It is necessary to apply for the […]

  • WHOM TO CONTACT REGARDING PENSION IF A MEMBER DIES -

    If a pensioner dies, the next of kin should, as soon as is practicable, notify the pension provider of the death. The Payroll Shared Service (PSS) pays the pensions of civil servants and several other retired public service groups.  Once advised of the death, the PSS will issue information to the next of kin about […]

  • NSSO/PSS CHANGE RE VOLUNTARY DEDUCTIONS -UPDATE -

    The Payroll Shared Service (PSS) has advised us of the change to the current process in place in relation to the processing of voluntary deductions from pensions (ie membership subscription for RCPSA, payments to insurance companies, deductions for Credit Unions etc).  There is an ongoing project whereby the deductions will be centralised to a team within […]

  • AGE FRIENDLY IRELAND -

    Age Friendly Ireland publish a weekly newsletter which provides information which our members might find useful.  Their newsletter can be accessed on their website – see link below. Age Friendly Ireland was established in 2018 as a shared service function of the local government sector.  Age Friendly Ireland coordinates the national Age Friendly Cities and […]

  • ASSISTED DECISION MAKING -

    The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed into law on the 30 December 2015.  This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services.  The Act is about supporting decision-making and maximising a person’s capacity to make decisions. The Act has not yet been commenced.  However the HSE is doing a […]

  • FRAUD ALERT FROM THE NSSO -

    The NSSO (National Shared Services Office) and PSS (Payroll Shared Service) are keen to raise awareness of potential cyber threats and fraud risks. For details Click Here - NSSO letter April 2021

  • AGE FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY, DCU -

    You may like to explore the DCU Age Friendly University website – link given below.  It provides information about courses being offered and events taking place.  The AFU programme provides access to educational, social, cultural and wellness opportunities.  The May Bulletin (link below) provides a sample of what is available. Link to AFU Website AFU […]

  • LINKS TO SOME PQs ABOUT PS PENSIONS -

    Wednesday, 20 January 2021 Question by Michael Healy-Rae, TD Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the reason for the disparity in pension increases and general increases in pay of retired established civil servants who served in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs up to 1 January 1984 (details supplied); […]

  • Notice for eir pensioners 14 May 2021 -

    A letter was issued on 14 May 2021 to pensioners of the eircom Superannuation Scheme regarding Pension Increases and Certificate of Continued Entitlement. The letter states, inter alia, that Ministerial approval has been received to allow payment of a discretionary pension increase of 0.9% effective from 1 July 2020 to certain pensioners; that there will […]

  • UPDATE: NEW PAY AGREEMENT 2021 – “BUILDING MOMENTUM” -

    The new pay agreement, Building Momentum, has been overwhelmingly endorsed by the public service unions affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. The Building Momentum deal will deliver pay rises of up to 3% over two years and unwind some cuts and additional hours imposed during the financial crisis. In a statement, the unions described the deal […]

  • NOTICE FROM NSSO re CORE PORTAL UPGRADE -

    The NSSO has advised us of the following: Important information for Public Servant Retirees (Pension A) in relation to accessing your payslip The National Shared Services Office (NSSO) wish to advise that due to an upgrade of the payroll database on which your pension is processed, Core Portal will be unavailable from 5.00pm on Friday […]

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: AGM RCPSA 2021 – POSTPONED -

    In view of the latest statement by Government (23 February 2021) regarding Covid-19 restrictions, the Council has decided not to hold the 2021 AGM on 27 May 2021.  The situation will be kept under continuous review by Council, with a view to holding the 2021 AGM later in the year, subject to Government guidelines.   In […]

  • WEBINAR ON COVID VACCINATION -

    The Irish Gerontological Society hosted a public lecture webinar entitled Getting Ireland’s Adults COVID-Vaccination Ready, on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th February 2021.  The speakers included Prof Luke O’Neill and the event was co-chaired by Ms Olivia O’Leary, Journalist and IGS past-president Dr Diarmuid O’Shea.  Registration was required (but free).  Over 5,000 people registered and […]

  • IRN ARTICLE ON PARITY -

    Industrial Relations News (IRN) published an article on Public pensioners’ parity in its 28 January 2021 edition.  A link to the full article is given below.     Link to IRN Article 28.01.21

  • PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON HEALTH INSURANCE – SUBMISSION BY THE ALLIANCE -

    In response to the Health Insurance Authority (HIA) public consultation on the community-rated health insurance market in Ireland and proposed changes to the Risk Equalisation Scheme, the Alliance of Retired Public Servants made the attached submission, on 20 January 2021, on behalf of its members.     Submission to HIA on behalf of the Alliance

  • PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON HEALTH INSURANCE – RCPSA SUBMISSION -

    In response to the Health Insurance Authority (HIA) public consultation on the community-rated health insurance market in Ireland and proposed changes to the Risk Equalisation Scheme, the RCPSA made the attached submission, on 28 January 2021, on behalf of its members.     Submission to HIA on behalf of the RCPSA

  • Notice to RCPSA Branches and Members regarding AGM 2021 -

    As advised, the RCPSA AGM 2020 (initially postponed in March 2020) was cancelled by Council in September 2020 (See Page 3 of RCPSA Newsletter Autumn 2020). Council also agreed that all Motions submitted for the AGM would fall. As announced in the Newsletter January 2021, AGM 2021 has been provisionally arranged for Thursday 27th May […]

  • PROPOSED NEW PAY AGREEMENT 2021 – “BUILDING MOMENTUM” -

    The proposed new pay agreement, Building Momentum, is subject to the agreement of the relevant Trade Union bodies.  The individual Unions are due to ballot on the proposed Agreement before mid-February 2021.  The outcome of the ballot (ie deal agreed or not agreed) will be published on our website. The application to pensions of the […]

  • COVID-19 SUPPORTS AVAILABLE TO US -

    During this difficult time members should be aware of the many supports available to us, in addition to family, neighbours, friends and former colleagues.  These include local voluntary initiatives to which your local authority should be able to steer you.  The contact details below provide the COVID-19 Community Call Forum Helpline telephone number and email address for each local […]

  • UPDATE on Eircom No 2 Superannuation Fund Jan 2021 -

    This Fund provides funding for the benefits in respect of members’ service in the company prior to 1 January 1984.  It received a single contribution from the State when the Fund was initially established. There have been no further contributions by the State and no ongoing contributions to the Fund. Members were advised in the 2020 […]

  • AGM RCPSA 2021 -

    The RCPSA 2021 has been provisionally arranged for Thursday 27th May 2021  in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St., Dublin 8 at 2.00 pm  Please note: These arrangements may be subject to change, depending on Government Guidelines in respect of Covid-19.  Invitations to Branches/Members: All members are invited to attend the AGM. Branches and/or Members are […]

  • BRANCH AGMs 2021 -

    Many thanks for the hard work of local Branch members who give voluntarily of their time and who arrange for Branch AGMs and Branch meetings. Council is conscious that the measures taken by the Government to control the spread of COVID-19 have, of necessity, disrupted the normal activities of Branches. At time of going to […]

  • Update from NSSO on payment of pension increases – Jan 2021 -

    The NSSO continues to make progress on the payment of pension increases and pension restoration.  The position as of 31 December 2020 is shown on the attached sheet.                                                        […]

  • PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON HEALTH INSURANCE -

    The Health Insurance Authority (HIA) has published a document for public consultation.  The topic is the community-rated health insurance market in Ireland and proposed changes to the Risk Equalisation Scheme. In particular the HIA would welcome your views on the following: (1) Given that Ireland has a voluntary community rated market for health insurance, do […]

  • CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT -

    The RCPSA Council wishes all members a Happy Christmas.  This year has been very trying for many of us but we hope that next year, with the arrival of the various vaccines, will be better and brighter for all.  In the meantime please keep safe! On behalf of the Council,  Paul Monks, President RCPSA.  

  • INCOME TAX ISSUES -

    The following is intended as outline information only; full details should be obtained from the Officer of the Revenue Commissioners. Tax Credit Certificates for 2021 Tax Credit Certificates for 2021 are being issued at the moment.  Members are advised to check their certificates to ensure that their entitlements are correctly reflected, particularly if there was […]

  • GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE SIGNALS END TO PSPR DEC 2020 -

    The following Press Release was published on 8 December 2020. Cabinet approves publication of new Public Sector Pay Legislation From Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Published on 8 December 2020 Last updated on 8 December 2020 The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath TD, today (Tuesday), secured cabinet agreement for the publication […]

  • NSSO – FEMPI and PSPR 10 Dec 2020 -

    The NSSO published two new updates on the PSSC (Payroll Shared Services Centre) website on 10 December 2020.  Links to the updates are given below.  The first is in relation to FEMPI restoration; the second is in relation to PSPR.  There was also a Government Press Release on 8 December 2020 regarding the cessation of […]

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SPOUSES’ AND CHILDREN’S SCHEMES NOV 2020 -

    IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE PUBLIC SERVICE ‘ORIGINAL’ SPOUSES’ and CHILDREN’S CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEMES At our 2017 AGM (25 May 2017), the following motion was passed: Revised Spouses and Children Scheme.  That this AGM instructs the Council of the RCPSA to seek a once-off option, for members who retired before 1 April 2011 and entered into […]

  • Covid-19 Update 21 Oct 2020 -

    Below is a link to the most up-to-date information on Covid-19 and how Level 5 will be applied, including more information on support bubbles. Link to Government website

  • Paddy Terry – an Appreciation -

    Many of you will already have heard the sad news of the death of our fellow member, Paddy Terry, last month, on 28 September 2020, in his 101st year.  In addition to his long and distinguished career, Paddy served on the Council of the RCPSA for over 20 years.  We extend our sympathy to his […]

  • Information on Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension -

    From anecdotal evidence, it appears that many of our members do not realise that public service pensioners may qualify for a Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s (Contributory) Pension on the death of their spouse or civil partner, subject to meeting the appropriate conditions. In this regard, there are a few key points to note. […]

  • Report from the Alliance 09.10.20 -

    The attached report has been received from the Alliance of Retired Public Servants. Report from the Alliance

  • Pension Increase Information for eircom Pensioners Oct 2020 -

    The attached information on pension increases for eircom pensioners is published below by kind permission of the eircom Trustees. Link to information from eircom Trustees

  • Budget 2021 – 13 October 2020 -

    Some extracts from Budget 2021, which may be of interest to our members.  Links to the full details of the Budget are given below. Pensioners State Pension Qualifying Age to remain at age 66 from January – legislation to be implemented by end 2020 €5 increase in the weekly Living Alone Allowance from €14 to […]

  • Dept of Health Press Release 6 Oct 2020 -

    A Press Release from the Department of Health today (6 October 2020) announced that the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly TD, has secured funding for a range of measures that will make healthcare more affordable for more than a million people across the country. This funding, which was agreed at Cabinet today, will allow […]

  • Possible Overpayments of Pensions Sept 2020 -

    It was recently brought to the attention of the RCPSA that some members have been advised that overpayments of pensions had been made to them.  When we contacted the NSSO, the RCPSA was advised that the arrangements for recoupment of overpayments is set out in Circular 07/2018.  A link to a copy of that Circular […]

  • CIRCULAR ON 1 OCTOBER 2020 PAY -

    The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has published the Circular on the application of 1 October 2020 pay adjustments. DPER Circular 12/2020

  • DRUG PAYMENT SCHEME UPDATE -

    In Budget 2020 it was announced that the maximum amount payable under the Drugs Payment Scheme would be reduced by €10 a month to €114.  This reduction was due to come into effect on 1 September 2020.  It is understood from pharmacists and from the DPS section of the HSE that, due to the pressures […]

  • NOTE ON ACCESSING PENSION PAYSLIPS -

    The RCPSA has an ongoing request for hard copies of payslips to be provided to members when needed for proof of income purposes.  The request has been refused to date for cost reasons.  As a result of our request, in an effort to address some of the concerns of our members, the NSSO has obtained […]

  • UPDATED INFO FROM THE NSSO 5 AUG 2020 -

    The NSSO published updated information on its website on 5 August 2020 regarding FEMPI Restoration and PSPR Update on FEMPI Restoration 05.08.20 UPDATE ON PSPR 05.08.20

  • PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSIONS FOR BUDGET 2021 -

    Pre-Budget submissions on behalf of the RCPSA, for consideration in drawing up Budget 2021, have been made to the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.  The text of the submissions can be accessed below.      Submission to the Minister for Finance […]

  • Update from NSSO on payment of pension increases – July 2020 -

    The NSSO continues to make progress on the payment of pension increases and pension restoration.  The position as of 23 July 2020 is shown on the attached sheet.                                                        […]

  • Newsletter for eircom pensioners July 2020 -

    The July 2020 Newsletter to eircom pensioners is reproduced here by kind permission of the eircom Trustees. eircom Newsletter 2020

  • COVID-19 Information -

    We wish our fellow members well during this continuing pandemic crisis.  Updated information from the Government is available on the link below. Govt information on Covid-19

  • Update from our President 20 July 2020 -

    I trust that you and your families are safe and well. We held our normal monthly Council meeting in February 2020.  All subsequent scheduled meetings were cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions.  In addition, as events unfolded, it became necessary to postpone our AGM which had been scheduled for May 2020.  Unfortunately, it has now […]

  • Pension Increase October 2020? -

    Encouraging signsPublic 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, […]

  • Covid Tracker App -

    Covid-19 Tracker AppCOVID 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 coronavirus be able to […]

  • NSSO Call Service Reopens 6 July 2020 -

    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 […]

  • February 2020 updates from the NSSO website -

    The National Shared Services Office (NSSO) published the attached documents on their website in mid-February 2020.  The RCPSA will be asking for a detailed mid-year update at the end of June – watch this space!   FEMPI Restoration Info on PSPR

  • 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 […]

  • eircom.net email service -

    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 FAQs from eir.ie website 12 June 2020

  • ICTU Paper “No Going Back” -

    ICTU has published a report, “No Going Back”, which proposes a new deal to build a fairer society, while boosting economic recovery. No Going Back - ICTU May 2020

  • Covid-19 Updates 6 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. https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/?referrer=/health-covid-19 The HPSC (Health Protection Surveillance Centre) website, has […]

  • COVID-19 UPDATE MAY 2020 -

    On Friday 1 May 2020, the Taoiseach announced the plans for a phased reopening of Irish society and business – https://www.gov.ie/en/news/58bc8b-taoiseach-announces-roadmap-for-reopening-society-and-business-and-u/.  A link to the full text of the Roadmap document is given below. TEXT OF ROADMAP

  • April update on payment of pension increases -

    The PSSC (Payroll Shared Services Centre) has provided the RCPSA with an update on the payment of pension increases and on the application of the reduction in the PSPR (Public Service Pension Reduction).  The Data Cleanse exercise is still underway.  The PSSC has a dedicated team working to complete the exercise. Progress as at 2 […]

  • RULES TIDIED UP -

    In preparation for the 2020 AGM, the Standing Orders Committee has corrected some minor typos and omissions and has standardised the use of AGM and Annual General Meeting in the Rules. The result of that exercise is the Rules as printed below. To avoid any future issues, the Rules in their entirety, along with any […]

  • AGM POSTPONED -

    IMPORTANT NOTICE ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS  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 […]

  • COVID-19 -

    As we now know, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a serious illness and we, because of our age profile, may be at greater risk than others if we catch it – see HSE information below on at risk categories*. For many of us, we would have been the ones who volunteered in the past to help our […]

  • Eircom pensions 20 March 2020 -

    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. We are going through a very difficult time for everyone but specially pensioners. The trustees of both Funds […]

  • Members who retired at Asst Sec level or above -

    Members who retired at Asst Sec level or above are advised to check out the potential impact of Circular 19/2019 on their pensions. The Circular should be read in conjunction with Letter to Personnel Officers dated 11 Dec 2018 and Circular 8/2013.  Circular 19/2019 Letter to Personnel Officers 11 Dec 2018 Circular 8/2013

  • Update on payment of pension increases -

    The PSSC (Payroll Shared Services Centre) has provided the RCPSA with an update on the payment of pension increases and on the application of the reduction in the PSPR (Public Service Pension Reduction).  The Data Cleanse exercise is still underway.  The PSSC aims to have the majority resolved by the end of March 2020, but […]

  • Information on the Fair Deal Feb 2020 -

    There was a very successful presentation on the Nursing Home Support Scheme (“the Fair Deal”) at the Cork Branch AGM last month.  Some information is being posted here, which may be of interest to members.  HSE Information Booklet Key Information

  • SERVICES FOR OLDER PEOPLE – Jan 2020 -

    A link is given below to a booklet prepared by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in January 2020.  It is a guide to thier schemes and services for retired and older people. DSP Guide to Schemes and Services for Retired and Older People

  • Reminder re tax issues -

    The following note is intended as outline information only; full details are available from the Revenue Commissioners.   Tax Returns for 2019 P60s are no longer being issued by employers/pension providers. Since 1 January 2019, the information on our pensions is being updated to the Revenue Commissioners on an ongoing basis. Details of earnings and […]

  • Election Issues -

    Summary of Issues of Concern to our Members Election 2020

  • Update for Eircom pensioners Dec 2019 -

    Click below to read important information about the Eircom Superannuation Fund. Update December 2019

  • Lower-cost calls to Non Geographic Numbers (NGNs) -

    As you know, the Payroll Shared Service Centre uses an 076 number, which, up to now, was not included in most telephone service providers’ bundles.  The option of an alternative contact number was one of the issues the RCPSA has been pursuing with the National Shared Services Office on behalf of our members.  ComReg has […]

  • Letter from PSSC 11 Oct 2019 -

    The PSSC has issued a letter dated 11 October 2019 to all pensioners about pension increases and PSPR.  The letter replaces their letter of 29 May 2019.  If you have any queries about the letter, the PSSC dedicated email address is FEMPIquery@nsso.gov.ie and the PSSC dedicated phone number is 076 100 2704 (09:00 – 17:45, […]

  • Revenue Modernisation -

    For Information – the following is a statement from the Revenue website End of year statement Your 2018 P60 is the last P60 you will receive from your employer. From 2019, an end of year statement will be available to you in myAccount. This will include details of all your pay and deductions from all […]

  • PER Circular 19/2019 -

    Circular 19/2019: Further instruction on the pension increase policy in the public service until end-2020, issued on 14 August 2019 Circular 19/2019 Letter to Personnel Officers 11.12.2018 - referred to in para 17 of Circular 19/2019

  • Budget 2020 -

    Full details of Budget 2020 can be found on www.budget.gov.ie/Budgets/2020/2020.aspxA short account of some aspects that may be of interest to our members is attached. Summary

  • CALLING ALL MEMBERS IN LAOIS AND OFFALY -

    CALLING ALL MEMBERS WHO LIVE IN LAOIS OR OFFALY: Council would like to establish a branch in the Laois/Offaly area.  Arrangements will be publicised in due course.  In the meantime, you are invited to attend meetings of the Kildare Branch which will be advertised on this website.

  • Save the Date 2020 -

    Notice of RCPSA AGM 2020 The RCPSA AGM 2020 has been provisionally arranged for Thursday 21st May 2020 in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St., Dublin 8, at 1.30 pm    

  • RCPSA prebudget Submissions for Budget 2020 -

    Submissions were made by the RCPSA, in June 2019, to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, as part of the pre-budget consultation process for Budget 2020 (Tuesday 8 October 2019).  The links to the submissions can be found on the Current Issues page […]

  • AGM 2019 -

    Thank you to all those who attended our AGM on 30 May 2019.  Details of the Rule Change made and the Policy Motions passed at the AGM are now available on the Association Business page (under the About Us heading)

  • Pension Increases 2017-2020 -

    The current round of pension increases (ie 1 Sept 2017 to 1 Oct 2020) is extremely complex in regard to (a) eligibility for the increase(s) and (b) the application of the increases.  The full details are in DPER Circulars 20/2017, 02/2018 and 19/2019.   DPER Circular 20/2017 DPER Circular 02/2018 DPER Circular 19/2019

  • Payment of Pension Increases – update 30.05.19 -

    The PSSC has provided the RCPSA with a further update on progress.  As you can see, considerable progress has been made in the past two months.  The RCPSA will continue to request periodic updates and publish the information on the website. Update on progress The PSSC has informed the RCPSA that pensioners will receive a […]

  • Recent PQs added to Current Issues page -

    SOME RECENT PQs ON RELEVANT ISSUES HAVE BEEN POSTED ON OUR CURRENT ISSUES PAGE.

  • SPOUSES and CHILDREN’S SCHEME – UPDATE -

    SPOUSES and CHILDREN’S SCHEME – Motion passed at AGM on 25 May 2017 – UPDATE Motion passed at AGM on 25 May 2017Revised Spouses and Children Scheme. That this AGM instructs the Council of the RCPSA to seek a once-off option, for members who retired before 1 April 2011 and entered into civil partnership or […]

  • Pension Increase Policy – Circular 02/2018 -

    Pension Increase Policy in the public service until end-2020 Link to Circular

  • Consumer Rights Presentation From Consultative Forum 14th November 2018 -

    Click to download Presentation Click download to get the PowerPoint of the Consumer Rights Presentations Download

  • A welcome message from our President, and a message for 2018 regarding activities and moving forward. -

    I would like, on behalf of Council, to welcome you to our new website. Existing members Existing members will notice improvement in layout and presentation. Council wants to devote additional resources to the website to ensure that it is up to date and a source of timely information for members. Potential members If you are […]

  • Speech by Seán Ó Riordáin 26 Jan 2015 -

    THE ALLIANCE OF RETIRED PUBLIC SERVANTS MEETING IN ENNISCORTHY, 26TH JANUARY, 2015 We also hope that the meeting will be useful in answering questions about how individual pensioners might help in the Alliance campaign for the ending of emergency powers used to reduce public service pensions and the ending of discrimination against public service pensioners […]

  • Press Release May 2014 -

    I have been asked by Council to address the AGM in relation to the recent establishment of the Alliance of Retired Public Servants. The Alliance came together informally last year. This arose out of a situation in which pensioners had no representation whatsoever at any of the Croke Park or Haddington Road talks and in […]

  • Press Release November 2012 -

    PRE BUDGET SUBMISSION RCPSA Approach to Budget The Association is very concerned at the orchestrated representation of pensioners as a privileged class which has largely escaped the effects of the economic crises and which is now ripe for plucking in the upcoming budget.   This ignores the extent to which pensioners generally (by definition on substantially […]

  • Press Release March 2013 -

    Public service pensioners fully understand and appreciate the impact of economic crisis on the community (of which they and their families are part) and the difficulties facing any government in addressing them. Many of the austerity measures, especially those touching on medical matters (changes in medical card entitlement and increasing medical costs) have particularly impacted […]

  • Press Release July 2012 -

    CONCERNS WERE EXPRESSED BY MEMBERS ABOUT THE HUGE IMPACT OF AUSTERITY MEASURES ON PENSIONERS. The Council of the Retired Civil and Public Servants’ Association (RCPSA) is issuing the attached Press Release with an EMBARGO until Monday 9th July, 2012. The RCPSA represents 11,000 members, retired from the Civil Service, An Post and Eircom. The Press […]

  • Retired civil servants’ exclusion from pay commission is ageist -

    The exclusion of retired civil servants from the Government’s Public Sector Pay Commission has been branded “ageist” by the Retired Civil and Public Servants’ Association. RCPSA President Mary Farrell has called on the Government to “treat retired public servants with respect” by extending the terms of reference of the commission to formally include representatives of […]

Newsletter Archive

  • NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2021 -

    Your Summer 2021 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below.  A printed copy will issue to each member by post shortly.  If you have not received your copy by the end of June, please let us know on info@rcpsa.ie.  Thank you. Newsletter Summer 2021

  • GP VISIT CARDS – CORRECTION TO PAGE 8 of JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER -

    Please note that people over the age of 70 are NOT means-tested for the GP visit card.  [There is means-testing for the GP visit card for people under the age of 70.]  Apologies for the error in the Newsletter (under Updates on Policy Motions, Benefits, page 8). Everyone over the age of 70 living in Ireland […]

  • NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2021 -

    Your January 2021 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below.  Happy New Year to all our members! Newsletter January 2021

  • NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2020 -

    Your Autumn 2020 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below.  It has 48pp this time, so may be slow to download. Newsletter Autumn 2020

  • Newsletter for eircom pensioners July 2020 -

    The July 2020 Newsletter to eircom pensioners is reproduced here by kind permission of the eircom Trustees. eircom Newsletter 2020

  • NEWSLETTER APRIL 2020 -

    Your April 2020 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. Newsletter April 2020

  • NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2019 -

    Your December 2019 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. Newsletter December 2019

  • Amendment to page 32 of the Sept 2019 Newsletter -

    The date in the third paragraph of page 32 of the September 2019 Newsletter should read 31 December 2019 – see revised page attached Amended page 32

  • NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2019 -

    Your September 2019 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2019

  • NEWSLETTER MAY 2019 -

    Catch up on the latest news about the AGMYour May 2019 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER MAY 2019

  • NEWSLETTER APRIL 2019 -

    Your April 2019 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER APRIL 2019

  • NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2019 -

    Your January 2019 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2019

  • NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2018 -

    Your December 2018 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2018

  • NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2018 -

    Your September 2018 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2018

  • NEWSLETTER MAY 2018 -

    Your May 2018 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER MAY 2018

  • NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018 -

    Your April 2018 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018

  • NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2018 -

    Your January 2018 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2018

  • NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2017 -

    Your Autumn 2017 Newsletter may be accessed online by clicking below. NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2017