Monthly Archives: May 2022

Veterans’ Day 2022

The Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Seán Clancy, has issued invitations to this year’s Defence Forces Veterans’ Day, taking place on Sunday, 19 June in McKee Barracks, Dublin, commencing at 1400 hours. A representative group from each of the three Veterans’ Associations (ARCO, ONET and IUNVA) will parade, and will be reviewed by the Minister for […]

Lt Eddie Cassidy RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Eamonn (Eddie) Cassidy, Aille an Phreacháin, Furbo, Galway  and formerly of Coolmine, Dublin. On May 24th, 2022 unexpectedly but peacefully at home with his wife Patricia by his side. Predeceased by his parents Peadar and Una Cassidy and by his brother-in-law Ben Mulhall. Eamonn […]

Comdt Eddie Fitzgerald RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Eddie Fitzgerald, Ash Haven, Oranmore, formerly College Road, Galway and Whitebeam Avenue, Athlone. On 21st May 2022 Eddie died peacefully at University College Hospital, Galway with his beloved wife Helen, sons Stuart and Ed and only daughter Clodagh by his side. Dearly loved and […]

Lt Col Gordon Birch RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Birch, Church View, Rathangan, County Kildare. Peacefully, on 21st May 2022 after a short illness, surrounded by the love of his life Elizabeth and his children Jackie, Caroline, Rodney, Malcolm, Nicola and Brian. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his […]

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 […]