Monthly Archives: January 2012

Commandant T.B. Kelly R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Thomas (Tom – T.B.) Kelly of O’Rahilly Row, Fermoy, Cork and Whitegate.  On Sunday, 22 January 2012 in the wonderful loving care of the matron and staff of St. Patrick’s Community Hospital, Fermoy.  Beloved husband of the late Nellie.  Deeply regretted by his loving children Ann, Diarmuid, Margaret, Brenda, Eamon and Jacqueline, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, neighbours, relatives and friends.  Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Martin Neligan’s Funeral Home, Fermoy.  Removal at 7.30 pm on Tuesday evening to St. Patrick’s Church, Fermoy.  Mass at 12 noon on Wednesday. Funeral afterwards to Kilcrumper New Cemetery, Fermoy. 

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Capt. Theo Ryan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Theo Ryan of Rathmines, Dublin on Monday, 16 January 2012.  Peacefully, aged 92 years, following a short illness in the tender care of the wonderful staff of the Beacon Hospital; deeply regretted by his loving wife Stephanie, daughters Geraldine and Jennifer, son-in-law Paul Murphy, grandson Christopher Theo, niece Mary O'Brien and nephew PJ Ryan.

Funeral Mass on Friday morning, January 20 at 11.30 o'clock in the Church of the Holy Name, Beechwood Avenue, Ranelagh and afterwards to Mount Jerome crematorium.  No flowers please.  House strictly private.

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Comdt. Seán Swords R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Seán Swords of Ballinastow, Roundwood, Wicklow on Thursday, 12 January 2012.  Late of the Electronic Engineering Department, Trinity College Dublin, and Air Corps Signals.  Suddenly but peacefully, in the wonderful care of St. Vincent’s University & Private Hospitals.  Beloved husband of Dympna (nee Wyley), devoted and much-loved father of Conor, Jacinta, John, Brendan, Declan and Damhnait; he will be sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray.  Removal on Saturday evening, 14th January, at 7pm to the Church of St. Laurence O’Toole, Roundwood arriving at 8pm.  Funeral on Sunday, 15th January, after 11.30am Mass, to Roundwood Cemetery.

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This Bill’s stated purpose is to put in place a new single pension scheme for all new entrants to the public service.  Among its proposals is the use of career average earnings, as opposed to final salary, to calculate pension entitlements.  The Bill also contains provisions that will impact directly on existing public service pensioners.  ARCO is deeply concerned at these developments and held an emergency National Executive meeting on 6 January 2012 to discuss the implications of this legislation for its members and the strategy it would adopt to oppose it.

Among the areas of concern for our members are the abatement of the military pensions of those who take up certain public sector employment and the linking of future pension increases to the Consumer Price (All Items) Index.  This would also give the Minister complete discretion over when to pay any increases and it would give legislative force to the breaking of the linkage between pensions and service pay.

ARCO has written to Mr. Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, expressing its concern at the current draft provisions of the Bill and pointing to the detrimental effect these would have on the pension entitlements of our members.

ARCO will consult with other interested parties and will seek to protect the pension entitlements of its members by engaging at the Committee Stage of the Bill.

Members of ARCO are invited to make submissions on this matter to the executive.

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Capt. Edward Leo Healion R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Edward Leo Healion, of Churchtown, Dublin and Belmullet, Co. Mayo.  On Monday, 3 January 2012, in his 93rd year, in the loving care of the Sisters and Staff at the Holy Family Residence, Roebuck.  Beloved husband of the late Ted and loving father of Anne, Lee, Margaret and Juliet.  Very deeply regretted by his family, sisters-in-law Eileen, Harriet, and Alice, brothers-in-law Randal and Bill, daughter-in-law Diana, sons-in-law Tom (Behan), Dave and Syd, grandchildren Carl, Iona and Alex, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Reposing at the Holy Family Residence, Roebuck. Removal on Friday morning, 6 January 2012, to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Churchtown to arrive at 9.45am for Funeral Mass at 10am and then to Shanganagh Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Roebuck.

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