Yearly Archives: 2023

Capt Éamonn Draper RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Éamonn Draper of Cork and Galway. On 27th December 2023, unexpectedly, in the presence of his family in Cork. Dearly beloved brother of Kitty (Mc Carthy), Una (O Leary) and the late Connie Draper. Sadly missed by his loving sisters, brother-in-law John, nieces, nephews, […]

Comdt Paddy Gore RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Paddy Gore, of Wexford Town, and late of Mallow, County Cork, on December 11th, 2023. Beloved husband of Vera, loving father of Elaine, Stephen, Patrick, Niamh and Kevin, brother of Noel, Don, Mary, Johnny and Bridget. Sadly missed by his family, son-in-law Woody, daughter-in-law […]

CAOGA Health Insurance Webinar

CAOGA (Cumann Árachais Oifeagach an Gnáth Airm) has circulated its members by email about a Webinar on Health Insurance it is holding on 15th December 2023.  We reprint below this notification for the information of those CAOGA members who might not have received it. Dear CAOGA member With the support of Cornmarket, CAOGA will be […]

Lt Col Mick Bohan RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Michael (Mick) Bohan, Tully West, Kildare Town, Kildare. Peacefully, on Tuesday 5th December 2023, at Lourdesville Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Pat, children Niall, Sheena and Enda, grandchildren Killian, Hugo, Tom, Billy and Jamie, daughters-in-law […]

Capt Michael Maguire


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Michael Maguire “Kincora”, Church Road, Tramore, County Waterford, and formerly of County Clare, who died on Saturday December 2nd 2023. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. Pre-deceased by his adored wife Maureen. Sadly missed by his daughters Eileen and Mary, grandchildren Aoife, […]

Comdt Paddy Boyle RIP


The following are the details of the late Commandant Patrick (Paddy) Boyle, of Rush, County Dublin whose passing, on 14th November 2023, we regretfully missed. Paddy was the brother of the late Moya, and is sadly missed by his loving wife Vera, children Eoin and Cara, son-in-law Leslie, daughter-in-law Joanne, grandchildren Stephen, Sean, Robert, Liam, […]

Update – Pension Adjustment in respect of October 2023 increase

We recently advised ARCO members that Pensions Financial Administration intended to pay the benefit of the 1.5% increase, due from 1st October 2023 under the extended Building Momentum Agreement, in the pension payroll of 30th November 2023 for the vast majority of military pensioners. See our posting of 11th October 2023 at: Pensions Financial […]

Capt Ronnie Bermingham RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Ronald (Ronnie) Bermingham of Shanagarry, County Cork, formerly of The Curragh, County Kildare and Hartstonge Street, Limerick on October 21st, 2023, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Marymount Hospice.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Beloved husband of Anna and loving father of Gráinne, Nessan, Deirdre and […]

Lt Col Nicky Hegarty RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Nicholas G (Nicky) Hegarty, College Road, Clane, Kildare. On November 8th, 2023, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Mount Pleasant Lodge Nursing Home, Kilcock. Pre-deceased by his wife Rita and brothers Denis and Charlie. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Nuala, […]

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