Yearly Archives: 2021

COVID-19 Update for ARCO Members

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme The vaccination programme for COVID-19 has begun. However, as members will have seen in the media, it is not possible for everyone to get the vaccine at the same time. The vaccine will be made available to different groups of people at different times, depending on priority. The estimated time frame when […]

Col. Tony Murphy DSM RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Anthony T. S. (Tony) Murphy of Knocklyon, Dublin, and formerly of Dundalk, County Louth. On 7th January 2021, peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff of the Beacon Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Mary, much loved father of Declan, Karen, Aidan, Dara, […]

60th Anniversary – Lt Gen Seán McKeown DSM – Force Commander ONUC

On 07 January 1961, the Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Seán McKeown was appointed Force Commander of the United Nations Operation in the Republic of the Congo: Opération des Nations Unies au Congo (ONUC). Commanding a UN force of 19,828 personnel, Lt Gen McKeown established the Katanga Command, and served during Operation Rumpunch, […]

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