Monthly Archives: September 2022

Comdt Diarmuid O’Donoghue RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Diarmuid O’Donoghue of 66 Ashbrook, Oranmore, County Galway. On September 26th, 2022, suddenly at home surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving partner Elaine Fahy, heartbroken children Aisling, Róisín and Ronan, son-in-law Ryan, parents Ray and Frances, sisters Síle and Orla, […]

Latest Pay Agreement and Increases to Pensions

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, has secured government approval for proposals to extend the current public service pay agreement, Building Momentum, to the end of 2023. Subject to ratification, the proposals will see a 3% increase in pay for public sector workers, backdated to 2 February 2022, a 2% increase […]

Lt Col Frank O’Donovan RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Frank O’Donovan, Fairyhill, Blackrock, County Dublin. On August 31st, 2022, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Ashford House Nursing Home. Predeceased recently by his loving wife Kit. He will be greatly missed by his adoring children Hannah, Mark, Isobel and Edmond […]

Ireland’s Defence and Defence Forces – Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

As part of its outreach programme, ARCO will host a panel discussion on emerging security challenges facing the nation and the Defence Forces, on Thursday 22 September 2022, in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, commencing at 1900hrs. Registration is by Eventbrite, attendance is not confined to ARCO membership. In light of the Commission on the […]

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