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Defence Forces’ Conciliation and Arbitration Branch

The Defence Forces’ Conciliation and Arbitration Branch provides the following services:

  • Setting rates of pay and allowances for members of the Defence Forces;

  • Administration of the Conciliation and Arbitration (C&A) Scheme for commissioned officers and other ranks of the Permanent Defence Force;

  • Setting of terms and conditions for Recruitment into and promotion within the Defence Forces;

  • Interactions with Representative Associations for members of the Permanent Defence Force -

PDFORRA (Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association),

RACO (Representative Association of Commissioned Officers)

The Branch seeks to resolve, with the respective Associations, issues concerning pay and allowances and other conditions of service coming within the scope of representation.

The C&A Scheme provides a mechanism through which consultations with the Associations are carried out. The Scheme also provides a means for both sides to discuss issues which are of importance to them and to arrive at mutually acceptable resolutions.

Defence Forces' Conciliation and Arbitration Branch
Department of Defence

Contact: Ann Moran
Telephone: 00 353 45 492195
Fax: 00 353 45 492011
Lo Call: 1890 251890

Related Links
Contact this Branch
INMO Website
RACO Website
Rates of Pay
Rates of Pay
RDFRA Website

Contact Us

Department of Defence
Station Road
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93

Tel 00 353 45 492000
Fax 00 353 45 492017
* loCall 1890 251890
** Or call 0761 001 607

* Note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers
** 0761 numbers are charged as a national number from landlines and mobiles and are often included in bundle deals offered by phone operators