Monthly Archives: November 2020

Comdt. Senan McGrath RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Senan McGrath of Crofton Street and Burton Street, Kilrush, County Clare. Senan died on Sunday 29th November 2020 in his native Kilrush. He is deeply regretted by his mother Maura, brothers Michael and Gerard, sister Mary (Healy), sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, Defence […]

Brig-Gen Amby Brophy RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier-General Ambrose (Amby) Brophy of Kilcullen, County Kildare & formerly of Tinryland, County Carlow. On 29th November 2020, peacefully, in the gentle care of the Curragh Lawns Nursing Home. Loving husband of the late Brigid (Bea). Deeply regretted by his brothers Cormac and Anto, sisters-in-law, […]

Brig-Gen Maurice Downing RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier-General Maurice Downing of Terenure, Dublin and formerly of Glengarriff, County Cork on 22nd November 2020, peacefully, at the Mater Private Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Maeve. He will be sadly missed by his children Margaret, Maeve, John, Maurice, Paul and Finbarr, grandchildren John, […]

Pay Negotiations – ARCO’s Submission of 20 November 2020

The current Programme for Government prescribes for a successor agreement to the Public Sector Stability Agreement, which terminates on 31 December 2020. ARCO notes that preliminary exploratory talks on a new public sector pay agreement have commenced.   It would seem these talks are seeking to establish whether a sufficient basis exists for negotiations on a […]

Supplementary Submission – Commission on the Defence Forces

As advised in an earlier website posting, ARCO presented its recommendations to the Minister for Defence on the Composition and Terms of Reference for the Government’s Commission on the Defence Forces.  Link to Submission dated 16 September 2020. As requested by the Minister in his letter dated 20 October, ARCO has also submitted its recommendations […]

60th Anniversary of the Niemba Ambush

On 8 November 1960, an eleven-man patrol from Number 2 Platoon, A Company, 33 Infantry Battalion, ONUC, departed their base at Niemba, under the command of Lieutenant Kevin Gleeson. Having dismounted at a crossing point on the Luweyeye River, twenty kilometres from Niemba, the patrol was attacked without warning by a large number of Baluba […]

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