Category Archives: Events

2021 ARCO Annual General Meeting

ARCO AGM The Association’s 27th AGM took place in virtual format, by means of electronic communications technology (Zoom), on 01 October 2021. For an overview of the AGM, please download here. Officers’ Reports Reports were presented by the President: Brig Gen Paul Pakenham, the Secretary: Col Brendan McAndrew, the Treasurer: Col Brian Monahan, and the […]

Recording – Military Transition Programmes Webinar

ARCO hosted a Webinar on Military Transition Programmes on 26th August as part of its outreach programme, The Guest Speakers were: Michelle Osborne, a Royal Airforce Veteran, Executive Director Head of Emerging Talent and Military Veterans Affairs at JP Morgan Chase & Co, Eoin Rochford (80 Cadet Class), Product Controller, Goldman Sachs, and, Dan Barter, […]

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 […]

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