Monthly Archives: October 2021

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 […]

Green Cap and Blue Beret – An Irish Soldier’s Service at Home and Overseas

Comdt Joe Fallon DSM (Retd) has recently published a book titled ‘Green Cap and Blue Beret’. His book provides an account of his family background and his service in the Defence Forces, covering both military and non-military events at home and overseas. Joe’s wide range of appointments gave him direct contact with senior military and […]

ARCO’s Pension Update – October 2021

Pensions and pension related issues remain a key focus of the EXCOM’s endeavours on behalf of the members of ARCO. On 28 September 2021, following a request from the EXCOM in advance of ARCO’s Annual General Meeting, Finance Branch of the Department of Defence provided a comprehensive update on the current position and time-frame for […]

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