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The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ballincar, Sligo - Phone 071 9140008

Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th May 2017

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Bookings to be made directly with Radisson Blu Hotel:

1 night B&B and Gala Dinner €77.50 pps                      2 night B&B and Gala Dinner €120 pps

Single occupancy B&B €75 per night.  First 15 single bookings at €62.50 per night.

Dinner only: €35

N.B. There is a bus from Sligo Train Station directly to the Radisson Blu Hotel hourly at 15 minutes past the hour.

Calendar of Events

Tuesday 2nd May: RSTA Welcome Desk in Conference Centre from 16:00

20:00 Yeats by Candlelight, a one-act play, will be presented by Sligo Drama Circle followed by a performance by Notorious 4 winners of the gold medal in the Women's Quartet  competition at the Barbershop Singers Convention in Cork 2016. Cost €10 payable at the door or Welcome Desk.

Wednesday 3rd May: National Conference 2017

09:30  Delegate Registration          10:00 National Conference

15:00 Tour of North Sligo (Tour B) by bus visiting Yeats Grave and Drumcliffe Church, Mullaghmore, the Gleniffe Horseshoe and Glencar Waterfall. Bus will leave Radisson Hotel at 14:30. Return approx 18:00.  Cost €10

15:30  Guided Walking Tour of Sligo Town (Free).  Dave Lawless will conduct a 2-hour walking tour of Sligo town starting from Yeats Building.  Bus to town available at the Radisson.

20:00  National Conference Dinner.  Those wishing to attend the dinner only can do so by sending cheque for €35 on or before April 24th to Alice Lindsay, Lufferton, Strandhill, Sligo.  Enquiries to 087 9146268.  Tickets can be collected at Welcome Desk.

Thursday 4th May:  Tour to Lissadell House and Gardens (Tour L)

Ths historic house and beautiful gardens are well worth a visit.  Cost €18 to include bus, gardens and guided tour of the house. Bus will leave Radisson Hotel at 10:30 and return aprox 13:00.

It would be very helpful if those interested would text B (Bus Tour) and/or L (Lissadell) to 086 8228090 as soon as they have decided.


RSTA National Committee 2016/17


(L to R) Front Row: Mike Moriarty (Vice President), Muriel McNicholas (National Treasurer), Carmel Heneghan (RSTA President), Susie Hall (National Secretary), Micheál O'Neill (Wexford Branch).   Back Row: Henry Collins, (Past President), Mary Evans (Cork Branch), John Cunningham (Waterford Branch), Padraic O'Doherty (Midland Branch), Pat Cahill (Dublin Branch), Marie Doyle (Dublin Branch),   Mattie Finnerty (Tipperary Branch).

Public Service Pensions Restoration 2016 - 2018

Minister's Statement

In June 2015 the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform brought forward proposals which provide for the restoration of pension reductions on a phased basis over three years.  The full text of the Minister's Statement and tables setting out the details of the public service pensions restoration are available at the following link: Minister's_Statement.pdf

Department Circular 18/2015: Changes to the Public Service Pension Rduction (PSPR) is available at the link:www.circulars.gov.ie/pdf/circular/per/2015/18.pdf

Stage 1 of the changes came into effect on 1st January 2016.

Response from the Alliance of Retired Public Servants to the Minister's Statement

Following a process of consultation with constituent pensions organisations the Alliance issued the following statement: Alliance_Response.pdf


RSTA is a voluntary organisation serving retired secondary teachers in Ireland since 1962

Newly retired secondary teachers find in the RSTA an important point of contact with colleagues who have already experienced the change in circumstances of moving from full-time teaching into retirement.Through its network of branches across the country RSTA organises events and travel at home and abroad that enrich the personal lives of members and foster our interest in and commitment to learning.  

The RSTA Newsletter and website are sources of information on areas of public policy relevant to retired teachers.  

The Association liaises with kindred organisations and is a voice specifically to represent retired secondary teachers in the public advocacy of retired people.