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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...

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...

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...

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.                                                                                                           ...

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.

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...

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...