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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.

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...

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...

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...

Possible Overpayments of Pensions

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...


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