Yearly Archives: 2021

ARCO’s Submission – Disability Pension Process – March 2021

Members of the Defence Forces work in sometimes dangerous and potentially hostile environments both at home and overseas.  They are aware that serious injuries, attributable to military service, have occurred since the Army Pensions Act of 1923 was enacted and are likely to occur in the future. Defence Forces personnel have legitimate expectations that if […]

Survey: Impact of Overseas Service on Early Retirement

Comdt Jamie Troy is a student on the 03 Joint Command and Staff Course and is undergoing an MA in Leadership with Maynooth University. The subject of his MA thesis is to: Review the impact of overseas service on the retention of officers in the Irish Defence Forces. Previous theses on this subject focussed on […]

Air, Sea and Land Memories: a pilot revisits by Comdt Frank Russell (Retd)

Motivated by what to do in the latest Covid19 lockdown, one of our members, Comdt Frank Russell (Retd) has self-published a book of memories and pictures titled: Air, Sea and Land Memories: a pilot revisits. According to Frank, some of the stories relate to his involvement in the Air Corps Air Ambulance, and Search and […]

ONE at 70 Years

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann, ARCO salutes the initiative, foresight, and determination of all those Defence Forces Veterans involved in the establishment of ONE on 10 March, 1951. ONE’s services have made a significant contribution to the well-being, needs and interests of retired personnel of […]

ARCO’s Submission – Commission on the Defence Forces

As a recognised organisation within the Defence Community, ARCO represents retired commissioned officers whose collective service represents a repository of knowledge and experience in leading the Defence Forces through demanding operational environments both at home and overseas, and through dynamic internal reorganisations and reforms.  ARCO offers this expertise in support of the Commission’s deliberations. ARCO […]

Application of Public Service Pay Agreements to Military Pensions

On 01 February, ARCO requested from the Department of Defence: Information on the mechanisms by which Defence Forces personnel who retired prior to 28 February 2012, and whose annual military pensions (excluding Public Service Pension Reduction) is now less than the equivalent rank or grade, will receive the 2% increase in their respective military pensions […]

Approval of MSA Increase to Military Pensions in Payment – 04 July 2019

ARCO’s Objectives Whereas significant progress has been made in recent years on our Membership Campaign, on our Mentoring and Networking Projects, on our Website, coupled with the launching of our Social Media Platforms, the subject of Pensions remains a key objective of our Association. Independent Public Service Commission Report Arising from the Independent Public Service […]

Have you changed your email address?

If you are a member of ARCOIreland and have recently changed your email address from the Eircom provider, or for any other reason, please contact our Membership Secretary via this LINK to advise him of your new email address. Include your service number when doing so for verification purposes. Almost 750 of our members now receive texts […]

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