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I’m sure so many of you looked at the Dublin versus Kerry replay on Saturday evening. I was hugely disappointed, as were so many other people. But well done to Dublin; you have to acknowledge that they were good.
Toyota Land Cruiser has been selected as the vehicle of choice for the Irish Defence Forces for the next four years.
The Defence Forces Gala Concert in aid of South Westmeath Hospice and ONE Fuchsia appeal will take place in the Radisson Blu Athlone next Thursday, August 22, at 7pm. The concert will feature performances by the Band 2 Brigade, renowned singer Raphaela Mangan, and Athlone A Capella Choir.
PDFORRA, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew of the Permanent Defence Force, will reflect upon the report of the Public Service Pay Commission which examined recruitment and retention issues within the military and consult with members before any decision is taken pertaining to the detailed provisions outlined in the document.
Many soldiers stationed in Renmore Barracks are natives of Munster and have a “legitimate ambition to return and serve in or close to their native place”, but the high cost of renting in Galway is also a major factor in this.
Local election candidate, Independent Councillor Paul Hogan, has welcomed the update from Minister Paschal Donoghue in relation to issues concerning remuneration, recruiting and retaining personnel in the Defence Forces.
Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Finance and Expenditure reform that they are willing to fund a number of outstanding Defence Force pay issues with effect from the October 1.
Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has thanked the Custume Barracks based Defence Forces for conducting a capability display which highlighted to local elected representatives how they could best assist local communities in major weather events or emergencies.
Ongoing concern with regard to better pay and conditions for Defence Force personnel has been raised at Government level by Athlone Senator, Gabrielle McFadden.