RMA News May 2022
As I write this article in late April I am looking forward to joining up with RMA colleagues in the Harbour Hotel Galway for our AGM on May 18th, a report from the AGM will appear in the next issue of TUI News.
Spring and Autumn Breaks
We had a very enjoyable spring break in Ennis at the end of March. Our tour on the Wednesday took us to Doolin and a boat trip under the Cliffs of Moher which if you haven’t done, I would recommend you do as it is spectacular. After lunch in Doolin we travelled to Lahinch for a walk on the prom in the lovely spring sunshine. On Thursday we travelled to Limerick and visited King John’s Castle and the Hunt Museum.
We will be having our autumn break in the Springhill Court Kilkenny on October 18th, 19th and 20th. An attractive package has been agreed with the hotel as follows; 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast for €149 per person sharing and €224 for single room. Details of tours have not been finalised at present but will be up on our website when they have and will be sent out to all members in late August or early September with our renewal letters.
Alliance of Retired Public Servants
A detailed list of the issues being discussed by the Alliance were included in the last TUI News and these issues are ongoing and we continue to work on them in your behalf. The Alliance Biennial General Meeting will take place on May 24th.
TUI Annual Congress
The TUI Annual Congress took place in Wexford over Easter. RMA chairperson Martin Hoye and myself attended and I am delighted to report that the motions of interest to the RMA which were on the Final Agenda were debated and adopted. I would like on behalf of the RMA to thank those TUI branches that submitted the motions and the branches that gave them a high priority to enable them to be debated and of course thanks to the Congress delegates for their support of the motions. One motion was a Rule change which should allow for an easier transition from membership of TUI to membership of RMA upon retirement.
As you are no doubt aware Ulster Bank and KBC Bank are ending their activities in the Republic of Ireland so all customers will have to move their accounts, if you are one of the effected customers and are paying your RMA annual renewal by bank standing order please switch the standing order mandate to your new bank account during the summer so that your annual renewal can be processed in the autumn.
Dan Keane, RMA Secretary.