Author Archives: William Campbell

Comdt Terry McNulty RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant John T A (Terry) McNulty of Terenure, Dublin; Greenmount, Dingle, County Kerry; and Roscrea, County Tipperary. On 12th January 2022 (peacefully) at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Beloved husband of Ann and loving father of Aidan, Siobhan, Ciara and Eileen. Sadly missed by his […]

Cdr Pat O’Mahony RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commander Patrick Adrian (Pat) O’Mahony (Padraig Ó Mathúna) of Raheny, Dublin and formerly of Castleisland, County Kerry. On 7th January 2022, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Carmel, father to Shane, Fiona, Sinéad and Deirdre. Sadly […]

Brig Gen Jack Kissane RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier-General Jack Kissane, Salthill, Galway and formerly of Killomeroe, Lisselton, County Kerry. On Wednesday, 5th January 2022, peacefully at his home in the loving care of his family. Pre-deceased by his first wife Mary (née Hassett), brothers Fr. Michael, Edward, Richie and sisters Mary and […]

New Year’s Greetings for 2022

ARCOIreland’s Officers and Executive Committee extend New Year’s Greetings to its members, to their extended families, and to all those who supported the Association during 2021. Keep Protected, Keep Safe and Keep in Contact. Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh go léir Happy New Year to you all Executive Committee December 2021

Appointment of Maj Gen Michael Beary DSM (Retd) to the UN Mission in Yemen

On Christmas Eve, António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, announced the appointment of Major-General Michael Beary DSM (Retd), a member of 50 Cadet Class of the Irish Defence Forces, as Head of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) in Yemen and Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee.  He succeeds Lieutenant-General Abhijit […]

Christmas Greetings 2021

ARCOIreland’s Officers and Executive Committee extend Christmas Greetings to its members, to their extended families, and to all those who supported the Association in the advancement of its objectives during 2021.  Keep Protected, Keep Safe and Keep in Contact. Le gach dea-ghuí don Nollaig agus don Athbhliain With best wishes for Christmas and the New […]

November 2021 Payslips

The November 2021 military pensions have been lodged in personal accounts. However, ARCO has contacted the Payroll Contact Centre of the National Shared Service Office (NSSO) in relation to the delay in the delivery of the associated payroll slips.  The Association has been advised by the NSSO that the Military Pension payslips were printed and […]

Census 2022 – Enumerators

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has opened applications for 5,100 census enumerators to work on next year’s census, which will take place on Sunday 3 April 2022. The positions are available nationwide. Applications are now being accepted on www.census.ie until Friday 3 December, or until a quota of 15,000 applications have been received. Enumerators are […]

Fr Colum Swan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Reverend Father Colum Swan Pastor Emeritus of Sallins Parish, County Kildare, former Chaplain to the Defence Forces, and late of Lobinstown, County Meath. On November 26th, 2021, in the excellent care of the staff of the Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, Cork. Predeceased by […]

Gá Gasced an 35ú Rang: What deeds, the 35th?

On 31st January 1961 a group of young men from all corners of Ireland gathered together for the first time on a square in the Curragh Camp, and the 35th Cadet Class was born. They would spend eighteen gruelling months working to become officers in the Irish Defence Forces and, after that, would be scattered […]

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