Category Archives: News

Ireland in the Service of the Future – A Film on The Congo

McKee Officers’ Club has produced a remarkable film celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the deployment of the first Defence Forces unit on UN Peacekeeping Operations with ONUC in the Congo. “Ireland in the Service of the Future”, featuring the 32 Inf Bn and 33 Inf Bn, was edited and produced by Gerry McColgan, supported by […]

Recent Department of Health Press Release

A Press Release from the Department of Health on 06 October announced that the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly TD, has secured funding for a range of measures that will make healthcare more affordable for more than a million people across the country. This funding, which was agreed at Cabinet on 06 October, will […]

60th Anniversary – Company Sergeant Felix Grant DSM

On the 60th anniversary of his death, the extended Defence Community remembers with pride Company Sergeant Felix Grant, B Company, 33 Infantry Battalion, Opération des Nations Unies au Congo (ONUC), who was the first member of the Defence Forces to die on United Nations service.  Company Sergeant Grant died at the King Albert Hospital, Albertville […]

ARCOIreland’s Article in the Summer 2020 Edition of Signal

The Summer 2020 Edition of Signal, the journal of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO), includes an article on ARCOIreland’s Profile. As a distinctive group of retired officers, ARCOIreland encourages and fosters our unique fellowship and comradeship. This derives not only from our extensive military service in Óglaigh na hÉireann, but also from our […]

You’ve Got Mail

Some of our members may be considering registering a new email address with a free email provider. This follows eircom’s decision to charge a monthly fee for this service from 1st July 2020. Some members may already have done so. If you have changed or are about to change your email address, for this or […]

An Cosantóir Article – ARCOIreland

An article titled “SITREP from ARCOIreland”, was published in the June edition of An Cosantóir. This informative article covers ARCOIreland’s Posture, Submissions to Government Departments, Communications, and the Association’s focus for the short to medium term. An Cosantóir is the official magazine for the Defence Forces. Since 1940, An Cosantóir has charted the history and […]

Ireland wins seat on UN Security Council

The Association of Retired Commissioned Officers congratulates the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Irish Mission at the United Nations under the leadership of Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, on Ireland’s successful campaign for an elected seat on the UN Security Council for the 2021 – 2022 term. The Security Council, made up of […]

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