Welcome to the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS)

The Association is a registered trade union affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. We represent over 3,000 senior civil servants and managers in the State sector.

Our members are key policy influencers and public service providers who have made a major contribution to Irish life and administrative, economic and social development since the foundation of the State.

Join the AHCPS

The Association represents over 3,000 senior civil servants and managers in the commercial and non-commercial State sector.

If you are an Assistant Principal Officer or Principal Officer and would like to join the AHCPS, apply now.


Become an AHCPS member today

Membership subscriptions are just 0.5% of basic salary

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The Irish Congress of Trade Unions,along with the Government, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Ibec, and the CIF will collectively mark Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland on April 29th at the national and annual commemorative event to remember people who died, were injured, made ill and bereaved through work-related accidents. In Ireland in the ten-year period between 2014 and 2023, 459 people died in work-related incidents and many thousands more were severely injured or made ill. In 2023 alone, 43 people died in work-related incidents.

These are unacceptable figures which can be reduced through a combined and intensified effort
by all concerned. By working together and promoting the practice of safety and health in workplaces throughout Ireland we will achieve a significant drop in these dreadful numbers. We all have a responsibility to make sure that happens.
Together, we are inviting you to join us at 09.30am on Monday 29th April to support this national day of commemoration.

Date: Monday 29th April 2024
Venue: Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Time: Gather from 9.20am, event starts at 9.30am-10.30am


Services to Members

In addition to gaining access to the effective negotiation and representation provided by the Association, AHCPS members can avail of a range of services including

Legal Disclaimer:
The Executive Committee and the Association accept no legal responsibility for the services provided to members under the various schemes and arrangements in operation.

Income Continuance Plan

AHCPS Income Continuance Plan

Even the healthiest person can suffer unexpected illness or, indeed, have a serious accident. This is why membership of the AHCPS Income Continuance Plan is so vital for many members, as it is designed to dovetail with public sector sick pay entitlements.

If you are a new member to the ICP or Transferring from the FORSA scheme you can access the ICP Application here.

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The policy is underwritten by Irish Life and the brokers are Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. For more information on financial products and services offered to AHCPS members by Cornmarket log on to www.cornmarket.ie


Associate Membership

The Association provides associate membership to former members who retire or who are promoted to Assistant Secretary or higher and any other applicant the Executive Committee decides as appropriate. They are entitled to avail of many services to members with serving Associates eligible to continue coverage under the Income Continuance Plan.

Associate Membership Annual Subscriptions

Retired Members Life Cover Plan

All retired and retiring members of the AHCPS are eligible to apply to join the Group Life Retired Members Plan. Once accepted into the Retired Members’ Life Cover Plan it provides for the payment of a tax-free lump sum in the event of death after you retire. This Plan is designed and administered by Cornmarket Group Financial Service Ltd. and underwritten by Irish Life Assurance plc.

Retired Members Life Cover

  • AHCPS please click the above link to access the application form for Retired Members' Life Cover

Benefits of Joining

With over 75 years of experience, we can advise and support you through any work issue you might have.

We provide our members with effective negotiation and representation on matters pertaining to pay, employment and improving conditions.

Members receive expert legal advice and access to best-in-class financial services.

Enjoy exclusive discounts on a range of services.

Join Us. Become an AHCPS member today.

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