Monthly Archives: August 2023

Lt Lorcán O’Rourke RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Lorcán O’Rourke, Moorefield Park, Newbridge, County Kildare on 26th August 2023. ​​​​Lorcán passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the care of the staff in the Lynn Ward, Tallaght University Hospital, after a long illness borne with great dignity. Predeceased by his […]

ARCO’s 29th Annual General Meeting

The 29th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) will be held at 1100 hrs, on Friday 6th October 2023, in the Auditorium, Headquarters 2 Brigade, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Formal notification is being forwarded to members. Members are encouraged to attend this important event in ARCO’s annual calendar. […]

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ARCO’s Panel Discussion – 26th July 2023

On Wednesday, 26th July 2023, ARCO hosted a Panel Discussion on Military Career Transition to the Civil Service at the Cedar and Cypress Rooms in the UCD University Club. This successful event, in our networking and outreach programmes, attracted a large and diverse audience of both retired and serving Defence Forces personnel, as well as […]

Rededication of the National Army Monument, Glasnevin Cemetery, 30th July 2023

On Sunday, 30 July 2023, representatives of ARCO attended the Rededication of the National Army Monument in Glasnevin Cemetery, honouring personnel of the National Army who died during the Civil War, June 1922 – April 1923. An Taoiseach, Mr Leo Varadkar T.D., the Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Mr Micheál Martin T.D., and the Chief […]

Lt Col Fergus Marshall RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Fergus Marshall, Ennis County Clare, and Mullingar County Westmeath, on 31st July 2023 at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by his beloved wife, June Marshall (née Travers) and brothers Frank and Eddie. Sadly missed by his loving children Paul, Hugh, Fergus Jnr, David and Rosanne, […]

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