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# raco - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

'We have lost faith': Military officers vote overwhelmingly for membership of trade union group
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

'We have lost faith': Military officers vote overwhelmingly for membership of trade union group

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 6:50 PM 51,418 Views 28 Comments

Defence Forces Officers voted 85% in favour of joining the trade union body.

# raco - Friday 14 January, 2022

Group representing Irish military officers claims membership 'fearful' of Commission report
# Raco
# Raco

Group representing Irish military officers claims membership 'fearful' of Commission report

Jan 14th 2022, 10:04 PM 34,324 Views 21 Comments

The Commission on the Defence Forces has been meeting over the last year.

# raco - Friday 26 November, 2021

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft
# Kabul Rescue
# Kabul Rescue

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft

Nov 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,285 Views 57 Comments
  • Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.

# raco - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Irish Defence Forces officer warns staffing crisis jeopardising UN overseas missions
# Un Missions
# Un Missions

Irish Defence Forces officer warns staffing crisis jeopardising UN overseas missions

Nov 23rd 2021, 2:23 PM 10,996 Views 9 Comments

Raco are holding their annual conference in Kildare.

# raco - Monday 22 November, 2021

Ireland's military officers are 'burned out', a conference will hear today
# Raco
# Raco

Ireland's military officers are 'burned out', a conference will hear today

Nov 22nd 2021, 6:45 AM 31,000 Views 39 Comments

RACO represents more than 1,200 Permanent Defence Force Officers from Officer Cadet to Colonel ranks.

# raco - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'
# Military Retention Crisis
# Military Retention Crisis

Representative group for Defence Forces officers set to criticise Government over 'ticking retention timebomb'

Jun 29th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,963 Views 18 Comments

RACO will tell the Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs that cuts to the military budget is to blame for the retention crisis.

# raco - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Sep 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 39,840 Views 56 Comments

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'

Sep 24th 2019, 2:50 PM 8,785 Views 28 Comments

Mark Mellett said he believes the organisation’s challenges will get worse before they get better.

# raco - Monday 23 September, 2019

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 5:10 PM 19,568 Views 62 Comments

The government has said the changes would make Irish military careers more attractive.

# raco - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'

Jun 12th 2019, 6:06 PM 20,534 Views 34 Comments

There were 256 discharges in the first four months of 2019.

# raco - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years
# Security
# Security

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

May 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 22,942 Views 55 Comments

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

# raco - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

LÉ Eithne crew 'not being paid properly' for Mediterranean mission
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

LÉ Eithne crew 'not being paid properly' for Mediterranean mission

Jul 8th 2015, 8:45 PM 18,400 Views 48 Comments

Crew members are entitled to a higher daily allowance, according to an association representing personnel.