Yearly Archives: 2012

Lt. Col. Bryan Hardwick R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Hardwick of Dublin and formerly of Cork. On Friday, December 21, 2012. Beloved husband and best friend of Clare and loving father of Mary, Judy, Thanet and Vicky. Sadly missed by his wife and daughters, sisters Clodagh and Sally, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law […]

Retirement Presentation – Brigadier General Dennis Murphy

Brigadier General Dennis Murphy, General Officer Commanding 2 Eastern Brigade, retires from the Defence Forces on 18 January 2012.  Brigadier General Murphy’s retirement presentation will take place in the Officers’ Mess, Cathal Brugha Barracks, on Thursday 12 January 2012 at 1600 hours.  ARCO members who wish to be associated with the presentation are requested to […]

Payment of Military Pensions

The vast majority of military pensions are paid by what is known as ‘ Electronic Funds Transfer’ (EFT) into personal bank accounts.  Under the Government’s Public Service Reform Plan, it has been decided the payment of state pensions by cheque will be phased out by mid-2013. The Department of Defence has informed us that they […]

Col. Michael Wright R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Michael Wright of Dublin and Tipperary. On Thursday, 25 October 2012, at the Mater Hospital. Beloved husband of Patricia, father of Michele and grandfather of Jeff and Rachel (Murphy). Deeply regretted by his brothers, sister and family. Reposing at his daughter's residence (Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. […]

Changing your Health Insurance Provider

ARCO members should be aware of a possible pitfall in changing their Health Insurance Provider. If you are contemplating a switch to a new provider you should ensure, before you finalise any such move, that your new cover will not be affected by a lack of recognition by the new provider of your past cover; […]

Capt. Mary Jo O’Sullivan-Macklin R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Mary Jo O'Sullivan-Macklin (58 Cadet Class).  On 12 September 2012, peacefully, after a short illness, borne with dignity and courage, in the loving care of the staff of Cork University Hospital.  Beloved wife of Pádraig and devoted mother of Christian, predeceased by her father […]

Defence Forces Annual Gala Concert

Defence Forces Annual Gala Concert Saturday 20 October 8 pm National Concert Hall Defence Forces Bands and special guest soprano Orla Boylan will combine for an evening of military favourites and popular arias. The highlight of the year for all military band enthusiasts. The proceeds of the concert are donated to the Defence Forces Benevolent […]

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