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Pay and Conditions

Defence Forces Pay (UPDATED OCT 2020)

This revision reflects the implementation of a 2% increase to the annualised amount of basic salary for Permanent Defence Force personnel with effect from 1st October, 2020 as provided for under the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020.
Also, from 1st October, 2020 fixed allowances which are not calculated as a specific percentage or specified proportion of basic salary will be restored to the monetary value which existed at 31 December 2009. This measure relates solely to fixed periodic allowances payable on 1 January, 2010 and were reduced by either 5% or 8% under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act 2009 and which continue to be paid as fixed allowances separate to basic pay.

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