Author Archives: William Campbell

Lt Col Seán Hennessy RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Seán Hennessy, Dún Aongus, Cork Road, Fermoy, County Cork. Seán passed away peacefully on June 28th 2022 in his 99th year in the loving care of his family. Beloved husband of the late Eileen (née Coughlan) and much-loved father of Margaret, Ann, Deirdre , […]

Lt Col Mick Nolan RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Michael (Mick – ‘Spike’) Nolan of Montenotte, Cork City and formerly of Newbridge, County Kildare. On June 26th, 2022, peacefully, in the tender loving care of the staff at the Mercy University Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly beloved husband of Ann […]

Military Transition Programme – Informational and Networking Event

ARCO continues to explore the concept of Military Transition Programmes, outreaching and engaging with interested parties. Arising from its interface with ARCO, J.P. Morgan Military Veterans Affairs hosted an informational and networking event on 21 June in their Dublin offices, titled “Career Transition – J.P. Morgan and Irish Defence Forces Discussion”. Representatives from J.P. Morgan […]

Veterans’ Day 2022

The Association of Retired Commissioned Officers proudly participated in Veterans’ Day ceremonies in McKee Barracks on Sunday, 19 June 2022. Veterans’ Day celebrates and commemorates the service of all former members of Óglaigh na hÉireann who have selflessly and loyally served the State. It also recognises the sacrifices of the families and dependents of service […]

Capt Johnny Martin RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain John (Johnny) Martin of Dalkey, County Dublin, on June 17th, 2022 (peacefully) in the compassionate care of the staff at Beechfield Manor Nursing Home, with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Joyce; loving Dad to Johnny, Graeme, Justin, and Ross. Sadly missed […]

Networking Event – 21 June – J.P. Morgan Military Veterans Affairs

As part of its outreach programme, ARCO continues to explore the concept of Military Transition Programmes, engaging with interested parties including J.P. Morgan Military Veterans Affairs.  Arising from its interface with ARCO, J.P. Morgan Military Veterans Affairs has now invited interested individuals to join them for an informational and networking event: Career Transition – J.P. […]

Veterans’ Day 2022

The Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Seán Clancy, has issued invitations to this year’s Defence Forces Veterans’ Day, taking place on Sunday, 19 June in McKee Barracks, Dublin, commencing at 1400 hours. A representative group from each of the three Veterans’ Associations (ARCO, ONET and IUNVA) will parade, and will be reviewed by the Minister for […]

Lt Eddie Cassidy RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Eamonn (Eddie) Cassidy, Aille an Phreacháin, Furbo, Galway  and formerly of Coolmine, Dublin. On May 24th, 2022 unexpectedly but peacefully at home with his wife Patricia by his side. Predeceased by his parents Peadar and Una Cassidy and by his brother-in-law Ben Mulhall. Eamonn […]

Comdt Eddie Fitzgerald RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Eddie Fitzgerald, Ash Haven, Oranmore, formerly College Road, Galway and Whitebeam Avenue, Athlone. On 21st May 2022 Eddie died peacefully at University College Hospital, Galway with his beloved wife Helen, sons Stuart and Ed and only daughter Clodagh by his side. Dearly loved and […]

Lt Col Gordon Birch RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Birch, Church View, Rathangan, County Kildare. Peacefully, on 21st May 2022 after a short illness, surrounded by the love of his life Elizabeth and his children Jackie, Caroline, Rodney, Malcolm, Nicola and Brian. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his […]