Author Archives: William Campbell

Brig Gen James Connolly RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier-General James Connolly of Coolnevaun, Kilmacud, County Dublin, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, 24th November 2022, in the loving care of Newtownpark House Nursing Home. Dearly beloved husband of the late Catherine (Kitty) devoted and much-loved father of Jessica, John (Seán), Joanna, Katherine, and […]

Capt Gerry Wright RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Gerard Anthony (Gerry) Wright of Rathfarnham, Dublin, peacefully, on Friday 18th November 2022, in the gentle care of the staff of Parke House nursing home, Kilcock. Adored and beloved husband of Maeve (nee Edge). Gerry will deeply missed by his heartbroken wife, his children […]

Pension Adjustments in respect of February 2022 and October 2022 increases

ARCO has received the following communication from Pensions Section of the Department of Defence: Message about when the benefit of the recently approved Building Momentum* increases will be implemented for military pensions As indicated by the Minister for Defence at the Foreign Affairs and Defence Select committee last Thursday 10 November, work is underway to […]

Col Mick Moriarty RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Michael (Mick) Moriarty of Kilmacud, Dublin on 3rd November 2022, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Anne. He will be greatly missed by his children John, Niamh and Daragh, his adored grandchildren James, Myles and Ishaan, son-in-law Robert […]

62nd Annual Niemba Ceremonies 2022

The President, Chairperson, and Board of Directors of the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel have invited ARCO members to attend the 62nd Annual Mass and Wreath Laying Ceremony to honour our comrades who lost their lives in the service of peace at Niemba, Congo on the 8th November 1960. The ceremony will take place on […]

Lt (NS) Gordon Thompson RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant (Naval Service) Gordon Thompson of Cork and Roches Point. On 13th October 2022, peacefully, in the excellent care of Saint Luke’s Home and with his family present. Dearly loved husband of Brenda, loving father of Ailsa and Brian, brother of the late Robbie, loving […]

Family Support Booklet – October 2022

ARCO members are often advised to ensure their personal affairs are in order. This involves putting in place prudent personal administrative arrangements to cover all eventualities. With this in mind, and in furtherance of our organisation’s objectives, ARCO reviewed its Family Support Booklet in October 2022. (See: ARCO wishes to acknowledge the information and […]

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 […]

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