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Wednesday 9th May

Maryborough Hotel and Spa, Cork


To book: email reservations@maryborough.ie or call 021 4918307 and quote RSTA Conference May 2018.

Rates are €185 per person sharing or €275 per single room. 

Rates includes 2 nights Bed & Breakfast on 8th and 9th May and Gala Dinner on Wednesday.

(See note below for booking gala dinner only.)

  • All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. Rooms can be cancelled at no charge up to 48 hours prior to arrival.  In the event of a no show or cancellation made after Sunday 6th May, the hotel will charge the first night's accommodation.
  • Rooms must be booked before Friday 30th March.
  • Check in time is from 3pm, check out time is before 12 noon.
  • Lunch on Wednesday post conference (tea/coffee soup & sandwiches) available at €15 per person payable on the day.


To book Gala Dinner Only on Wednesday 9th May. Cost €45. The Cork Branch, rstacorkbranch@gmail.com will handle booking directly and will give further details  nearer the Conference date.

 RSTA Spring Newsletter 2018 will have full details of the Conference and booking arrangements.




Click on the link to read/download a copy of the events scheduled: Conference_2018_Events.pdf


How Members Have Their Say At Annual National Convention

RSTA Policy is decided by the voting delegates at Annual Conference.  While all members may attend and participate in debates only voting delegates are entitled to vote.  Each branch may elect up to THREE voting delegates.

Conference Motions: At branch level members may propose and second motions for debate at National Conference. Such motions must then be forwarded to the National Secretary.

Important Dates:

Final date for branch motions to reach the National Secretary:   14 March 2018

Steering Committee will circulate Conference motions to the branches:  11 April 2018

Final date for amendments to motions to reach National Secretary: 25 April 2018



Minister Donoghue issued a press release on 7 November announcing the publication of the Public Service Pay and Pension Bill 2017. The full text of the press release and a FAQ sheet are available at the following links: Press_Release_PSPP_Bill_1.pdf.       PSPP_Bill_FAQs.pdf


Update on Proposals to Restore Public Service Pensions - September 2017

The Alliance met recently to consider a letter from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform containing detailed proposals on restoration of public service pensions. Read the full text of the letter here: (letter from DEPRA)

Full details of the Alliance response to the letter are available on the Alliance website at  https://www.arps.ie/news/.

Submission by the Alliance of Retired Public Servants to the Pubic Service Pay Commission May 2017: Alliance_Submission.pdf

Press Release issued by the Alliance (May 17th 2017).    "The Alliance of Retired Public Servants (ARPS) has today welcomed the intention signalled by the government to engage in a talks process over pension restoration for retired public servants . . . "  Read the full text of the press release here

The Report of the Public Service Pay Commission (May 2017) is now available online at www.paycommission.gov.ie.

The report will form the backdrop for the talks on pay and pensions in the public service. The full report is available on the website of the Commission under the heading of Publications.  The submission by ASTI and other interested parities to the Commissions are also available on this website under the heading of Stakeholder Submissions.



Congratulations to the Sligo Branch on a successful and most enjoyable Annual Conference this year.  A full report of the Conference will be posted here in the near future.