Yearly Archives: 2021

New Year’s Greetings for 2022

ARCOIreland’s Officers and Executive Committee extend New Year’s Greetings to its members, to their extended families, and to all those who supported the Association during 2021. Keep Protected, Keep Safe and Keep in Contact. Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh go léir Happy New Year to you all Executive Committee December 2021

Appointment of Maj Gen Michael Beary DSM (Retd) to the UN Mission in Yemen

On Christmas Eve, António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, announced the appointment of Major-General Michael Beary DSM (Retd), a member of 50 Cadet Class of the Irish Defence Forces, as Head of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) in Yemen and Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee.  He succeeds Lieutenant-General Abhijit […]

Christmas Greetings 2021

ARCOIreland’s Officers and Executive Committee extend Christmas Greetings to its members, to their extended families, and to all those who supported the Association in the advancement of its objectives during 2021.  Keep Protected, Keep Safe and Keep in Contact. Le gach dea-ghuí don Nollaig agus don Athbhliain With best wishes for Christmas and the New […]

November 2021 Payslips

The November 2021 military pensions have been lodged in personal accounts. However, ARCO has contacted the Payroll Contact Centre of the National Shared Service Office (NSSO) in relation to the delay in the delivery of the associated payroll slips.  The Association has been advised by the NSSO that the Military Pension payslips were printed and […]

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, […]

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