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Directions to Headquarters

From Dublin and the north

The N7/M7 south (destination Cork, Limerick and Waterford) is well sign-posted at major junctions in the city centre. Take the N7 and travel for 20 km past the ‘Red Cow’ junction with the M50 motorway. Take the exit after passing the Johnstown Garden Centre, signposted Junction 9: R445 – North Naas, Sallins. Proceed through the following roundabouts:

1st roundabout (Johnstown): 2nd exit, signposted Naas;

2nd roundabout (‘The Big Ball’): 2nd (road) exit, signposted Sallins. You should pass ‘Woodies’ immediately on your right - do not follow signposts for Naas;

3rd roundabout (entrance to ‘Woodies’): 2nd exit, straight ahead;

4th roundabout (entrance of Millennium Park): 3rd exit, straight ahead over bridge turn right at 1st set of traffic lights into Supervalu Shopping complex

From the south

Take the N7/M7 towards Dublin. Exit the motorway at the second Naas exit, signposted Junction 9: R445 – Naas. Turn right at the end of the exit fly-over, signposted Sallins. You should pass ‘Woodies’ immediately on your right – do not follow signposts for Naas. Proceed straight through the next roundabouts @the second roundabout take the third exit straight

About the PNA

Structures of the PNA.

The Branch:

The PNA is based on a strong branch structure. Each branch is responsible for representing it’s members and has significant autonomy in that respect. Each branch has a Branch Secretary, Branch Chairman and Branch Treasurer responsible for the day to day running of each branch in conjunction with the Branch Committee. Branch officers and committee are elected by the branch members annually at the branch A.G.M. The Branch Chairman and Secretary represent the Branch at the National Executive.

Annual Delegate Conference:

The A.D.C. is held annually. Delegations from each branch are entitled to attend based on each branch having two votes regardless of size provided each branch consisting of fifty members shall be entitled to one extra vote in respect of each group of twenty five members in excess of fifty up to two hundred members and one additional vote in respect of each group of fifty members in excess of two hundred members.

All National Officers, Trustees and Representatives on the Officer Board are elected by the delegates at A.D.C.

Each Branch is invited to propose motions to conference for consideration. All amendments to rules resolutions motions and all nominations for National Officers, Trustees or membership of the Officer Board intended for consideration at the Annual Delegate Conference must be received by the General Secretary at the registered office of the association not later than a date appointed each year by the Officer Board.

National Executive Council:

The N.E.C. consists of the Officer Board and two representatives from each branch. It is the ultimate decision making body of the association and is responsible for enacting policy of the Association as determined by A.D.C.

The Officer Board:

The Honorary Officers, National Chair, Secretary and Treasurer along with the Regional and Sections Reps comprise the Officer Board which is vested with the management of the Association between Annual Conferences. It is responsible for the enforcement and observation of rules, organisation of A.D.C.

HR Circular 074 2020 - Updated FAQs re working arrangements and leave associated with COVID-19 & Special Leave with Pay

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Please find attached Circular 073/2020 re Special Leave with Pay for Covid-19

Please also find attached Circular 074/2020 and accompanying appendices re updated FAQ’s re working arrangements and leave associated with Covid 19. Click the following links to view/download...

HR Circular 073 2020 Application of Special Leave with Pay for COVID-19

HR Circular 074 2020 -Updated FAQs re working arrangements and leave associated with COVID-19

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Special Leave with Pay


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Following an engagement process under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), it has been agreed that the following arrangements will apply to public health service employees who are eligible for Special Leave with Pay for COVID-19 and normally receive unsocial hours premium payments based on their roster.


New COVID-19 guidance published


Since the start of the pandemic the HSE’s Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (AMRIC) has published or updated over 100 guidelines and protocols to help healthcare staff, service providers and the public reduce the spread of COVID-19. Three important new guidelines have been published this month and one update that reflect the Government Framework levels 1 – 5. Please familiarise yourself with guidance that is relevant for your service.

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