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Q. Are Public Health Nurses Entitled to a Qualification Allowance?


Assistant Directors of Public Health Nursing and Public Health Nurses receive a qualification allowance of €3349 per annum.


Temporary, part-time or locum Public Health Nurses receive payment of the qualification allowance on a pro-rata basis.

*Review of Allowances
Following Review of Allowances conducted by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Government has decided to abolish certain allowances for new beneficiaries with effect from 1st February 2012. The matter is being contested by the health service unions.


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Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (Cumann Altrai agus Ban Cabhrach na hEireann). The Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. T:+353 1 664 0600 E:inmo@inmo.ie