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Nasra interim National Secretary Derek O'Rourke has written to the Road Safety Authority asking for clarification on road traffic exemptions for Ambulance personnel engaged on emergency duties.

Following a ballot of members some weeks ago, The NASRA membership have accepted the PSA 2010 - 2014 (Croke Park Deal) by a majority of 86%. This decision now paves the way for engagement with management within the NAS who previously qouted NASRA's exclusion from the Croke Park Deal as the only reason why they should not and would not engage with us.

Seventeen NASRA branch officers, gathered from the length and breadth of Ireland, partook in our inaugural branch officers training course held on the 18th and 19th of May in Athlone.

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Our Strategic Alliance General Secretary Des Kavanagh has after several months of negotiations, secured in writing an assurance from the HSE that all non-core pay is protected under the Croke Park deal. In light of Minister Harney's comments some months back when she stated that non-core pay is up for grabs, this comes as welcome news for all frontline professionals.

We have been delighted and overwhelmed with the response from our National Ambulance Service colleagues to date and our recruitment campaign is ongoing.