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Increase In Pay For New Recruits To Defence Forces Announced

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Increases in pay and allowances for new recruits to the Defence Forces have been announced.

Minister Simon Coveney says the government will now implement two of the pay-related recommendations of the Commission on the Defence Forces report.

It means pay rates for Private 3 Star/Able Seaman in their first three years of service will start at €34,798 in Year 1, rising to €37,353 in Year 3.

The daily ration allowance is being increased by 52% to reflect present-day inflation prices.

Minister Coveney unveiled the measures as he attended the PDFORRA Annual Conference in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.

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