Yearly Archives: 2021

Census 2022 – Enumerators

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has opened applications for 5,100 census enumerators to work on next year’s census, which will take place on Sunday 3 April 2022. The positions are available nationwide. Applications are now being accepted on until Friday 3 December, or until a quota of 15,000 applications have been received. Enumerators are […]

Fr Colum Swan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Reverend Father Colum Swan Pastor Emeritus of Sallins Parish, County Kildare, former Chaplain to the Defence Forces, and late of Lobinstown, County Meath. On November 26th, 2021, in the excellent care of the staff of the Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, Cork. Predeceased by […]

Gá Gasced an 35ú Rang: What deeds, the 35th?

On 31st January 1961 a group of young men from all corners of Ireland gathered together for the first time on a square in the Curragh Camp, and the 35th Cadet Class was born. They would spend eighteen gruelling months working to become officers in the Irish Defence Forces and, after that, would be scattered […]

Credit Union Volunteering Opportunities

As an ARCO member your analytical skills, decision-making and leadership experience are key volunteer attributes.  Credit Unions provide access to affordable financial services in their communities, operate on a not-for-profit basis, and are volunteer led.  If you want to gain experience in a new industry or would like to contribute to the value of social […]

Comdt Vinny Fitzgerald RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Vincent (Vinny) Fitzgerald of Lucan, County Dublin and formerly of Bohercrowe, County Tipperary and The Curragh Camp, County Kildare. On November 13th, 2021, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and in the tender care of the staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Beloved […]

Lt Cmdr Peter Dunne RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant-Commander Peter Dunne of Marian Crescent, Rathfarnham, Dublin on November 10th, 2021. Predeceased by his son Paul. Peacefully, surrounded by family and cared for by the wonderful staff at Harvey Nursing Home, Terenure. Peter will be forever loved and sadly missed by his wife Mary, […]

Col Mick Dunne RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Michael (Mick) Dunne of Newlands, Mullingar, on October 30, 2021 (peacefully) in the care of the staff and nurses of the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar. Greatly missed by his devoted wife Marjorie and children Fiona, Michael Jnr. and Alison, grandchildren Mia, Shay and Ross, […]

2021 ARCO Annual General Meeting

ARCO AGM The Association’s 27th AGM took place in virtual format, by means of electronic communications technology (Zoom), on 01 October 2021. For an overview of the AGM, please download here. Officers’ Reports Reports were presented by the President: Brig Gen Paul Pakenham, the Secretary: Col Brendan McAndrew, the Treasurer: Col Brian Monahan, and the […]

Capt John McSweeney RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain John McSweeney of Killiney, County Dublin, and late of Patrick’s Road, Limerick City. On October 11th, 2021, peacefully at home with his family at his side. Beloved husband and best friend of Pauline (née Greaney) loving father of Mairead, Gráinne and Eoin. Sadly missed […]

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