Monthly Archives: August 2022

Maj Gen Vinny Savino RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Major-General Vincent Francis (Vinny) Savino, Fernhill Park, Manor Estate, Dublin 12 on 28th  August 2022. Peacefully at home in the wonderful care of his loving family and carers. Beloved husband and best friend of Catherine (Kate) for 65 years and loving father of Gina, Anna, […]

Comdt John Byrne RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant John Byrne, a member of 40 Cadet Class. John passed away peacefully at the Beacon Hospital Dublin on Tuesday 16th August 2022 following a short illness. His funeral Mass was held at Arklow Parish Church on Friday 19th August 2022 followed by cremation at […]

ARCO’s 28th Annual General Meeting

The 28th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) will be held at 1100 hrs, on Friday 7th October 2022, (NOW POSTPONED TO FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER 2022) in the School of Catering, McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7. Formal notification is being forwarded to members. Members are encouraged to attend this […]

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Lt Col Ned Cusack RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death, at the age of 103, of Lieutenant-Colonel Ned Cusack, Gortachalla, Moycullen, County Galway and formerly of Mitchelstown, County Cork. Ned died peacefully at home on Tuesday, 16th August 2022. Predeceased by his dearly beloved wife Eileen, and much-loved father of Jim, Eleanor, Anne, Eamon, Maura, Rosemary […]

Comdt Pat Donnelly RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death, on Friday 12th August 2022, of Commandant Patrick (Pat) Donnelly of Terenure, Dublin. Peacefully, in the company of his family, while in the tender care of the doctors and nurses at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Sadly missed and deeply regretted by his loving wife Carmel […]

Lunch and Briefing for ARCO Eastern Region Members

  ARCO members from the Eastern Region are cordially invited to lunch at the Officers Mess, Cathal Brugha Barracks at 1330 hours on Thursday, 25th August 2022.  The President, Brigadier-General Seamus Ó Giolláin (Retd), will give a short briefing on current issues.  Members who wish to attend should inform George Kerton at or Philip […]

United States Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and Visas

ARCO has recently become aware of retired officers encountering problems in obtaining permission to enter the United States as a consequence of having served in countries currently on the US list of restricted countries, whilst in service with the Defence Forces. In some cases this has resulted in considerable personal expense in having to reschedule […]

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