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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...

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....

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...

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.

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 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.

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...