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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...

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...

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...

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. We are going through a very...

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. 

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...

Information on the Fair Deal

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. 

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...