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REMINDER – Military Transition Programmes Webinar

REMINDER ARCO’s online discussion on career transition takes place this Thursday, August 26, starting at 7 PM. Three speakers working in financial services and banking will discuss: The JP Morgan Military Transition Programme as it prepares for its second year in Ireland – presented by the head of the programme, Michelle Osborne. A first-hand account […]

Webinar – Military Transition Programmes – 26 August

As part of its outreach programme ARCO is delighted to host an online discussion on career transition with some of the world’s best-known names in financial services and banking. ARCO will host three speakers to discuss the topics of: The JP Morgan Military Transition Programme as it prepares for its second year in Ireland – […]

Remembering Col Justin MacCarthy DSM

On Monday 14 December 2020, in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, ARCO held a short commemoration ceremony at the Defence Forces Plot in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the 60th anniversary of the burial there of Col Justin MacCarthy, DSM, the most senior officer of Óglaigh na hÉireann to die on overseas service.  The Last Post and […]

Christmas Greetings 2020

ARCOIreland’s Officers and Executive Committee extend Christmas Greetings to each member, to their extended families, and to all those who supported the Association in the advancement of its objectives during 2020.  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 […]

60th Anniversary of the Niemba Ambush

On 8 November 1960, an eleven-man patrol from Number 2 Platoon, A Company, 33 Infantry Battalion, ONUC, departed their base at Niemba, under the command of Lieutenant Kevin Gleeson. Having dismounted at a crossing point on the Luweyeye River, twenty kilometres from Niemba, the patrol was attacked without warning by a large number of Baluba […]

Defence Forces Review 2020 – Call for Papers

This year’s Defence Forces Review 2020 on the theme of ‘The global island: Strategic implications for Irish defence planning in the evolving geopolitical landscape,’ will be published in collaboration with DCU School of Law and Government, and launched in conjunction with an academic seminar held at DCU in December 2020. Papers are invited for submission […]

Slándáil 2020 – National Security Summit Ireland

  Slándáil 2020 is Ireland’s inaugural National Security Summit connecting government, industry, academia and civil society. The Summit will be held in ‘The Helix’ Dublin on 25 and 26 February.  The speakers include the newly appointed Director of the National Security Analysis Centre, Mr. Dermot Woods, and the Chief of Staff, Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett DSM.  […]

ARCOIreland’s 25th Anniversary Reception – 16 Oct 2019

2019 marks ARCOIreland’s 25 years of steadfast service to the Defence Community. On 24 June 1994, the Association was formally launched in the Constitution Room of the Shelbourne Hotel, followed by a reception in Dublin’s Mansion House. Among the Founding Fathers were: Col Kevin Hanley, Col Jim Fagan, Lt Col Frank Neill, Lt Col Jackie […]

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