Yearly Archives: 2022

ARCO’s Pension Update – May 2022

Pensions and pension related issues remain a key focus of the EXCOM’s endeavours. ARCO’s latest Pension Update (May 2022) reflects changes to the October 2021 update. Of particular interest, it includes information on the payment of increases in military pensions, effective from 01 October 2021 and 01 February 2022, arising from the ‘Building Momentum’ Public […]

Comdt Tony White RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Thomas (Tony) White of Saint Joseph’s Park, Nenagh, County Tipperary and late of Ballyforan, Ballinasloe, County Roscommon. On May 10th 2022, peacefully, at home, in the presence of his loving family. Predeceased by his parents Dan and Kathleen (Reenie) White and his sister Joanne. […]

Comdt Brian Kavanagh RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Brian Kavanagh of Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, and formerly of Newbridge, County Kildare and of Boher, County Westmeath. On 30th April 2022, peacefully at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin. Beloved husband of Mary. Sadly missed by his family, son Tom, daughters Philomena, Anne-Marie and Helen, daughter-in-law […]

Pensions Update

At the quarterly meeting with Department of Defence officials held on 25 April 2022, and following enquiries from ARCO in relation to the increase in pensions due under Building Momentum – A new public service agreement 2021-2022, we were provided with the following written response: “The existing government pension increase policy is for a limited […]

Capt Brendan Lynch RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Brendan Lynch of County Roscommon, Cork City, Dungarvan County Waterford, and County Dublin. On 23rd April 2022, courageously, at Saint Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown after a hard-fought battle. Sadly missed by his loving and heartbroken wife Wendy, sons Eoin, Eric and Killian, stepdaughter Thérèse, daughters-in-law, […]

Lt Col George Staunton RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel George Staunton of Ashbrook Gardens, Ennis Road, Limerick City on Tuesday, 5th April 2022. Formerly of Tuam and Dublin, and late of Castletroy Golf Club. Beloved husband of the late Jackie. Sadly missed by his loving sons Brian and Colonel Mark, daughters Ciara (Murphy) […]

Lt Ken Hanley RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Kenneth (Ken) Hanley of Bellevue Court, Old Youghal Road, Cork and formerly of Dillon Terrace, Ballina, on the 25th of March, unexpectedly. Much beloved son of the late Peter and Joan Hanley, Ballina, County Mayo, dearest brother to sister Gráinne (Dowling), brothers David, Niall […]

Capt John Clarke RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain John Clarke, Cornelscourt, Newbridge, County Kildare and late of Ballyknockan, County Wicklow on 24th March 2022. Sadly missed by his loving wife Elsie, sons and daughter, Jim, Maria, Sean, Pat and Peter, daughters-in-law Fran, Bernie, Eimear and Geraldine, son-in-law Major-General Kieran Brennan (Retd), grandchildren, […]

Independent Review Group – Defence Forces

The Minister for Defence has established the Independent Review Group, comprised of independent external experts, to examine behaviours in the Defence Forces, and to make recommendations on the measures required to underpin a workplace based on dignity and respect. The Independent Review Group is now accepting submissions from individuals and organisations on issues relevant to […]

Capt Declan Whelan RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Declan Whelan of Clonskeagh, Dublin. Peacefully, on Sunday 27th February 2022 in his 92nd year, in the wonderful care of all in Vergemount, Clonskeagh. Loved and loving husband of Brenda for 65 years, and dear father of Barbara, Adrienne, David, Una and Brian. Proud […]