Yearly Archives: 2013

Agenda – ARCOIreland Annual General Meeting

19th Annual General Meeting – Mckee Barracks Saturday 05 October 2013 AGENDA Opening Address by President, ARCOIreland Minutes of 18th AGM – 27 October 2012 President’s Report Report of the Hon. Secretary Report of the Hon. Treasurer to include audited A/Cs Report of the Hon. Membership Secretary Appointment of Auditor Elections to Executive Committee Draft […]

Payment Date for Military Pensions

ARCOIreland members will be aware, from a previous posting on this website, that the payment arrangements for their monthly military pension will change from the current 20th of the month to the end of the month.  The Department of Defence will write to members during the month of September outlining the proposed changeover procedures.  They […]

Important Message from CAOGA

Dear Member, CAOGA is inviting applications from Officers serving and retired who are living in long-term committed relationships for a period of at least one year, who wish to admit their cohabiting partner to membership of the CAOGA Friendly Society and Group Life Assurance Scheme. This three month window has been extended to allow the […]

38th Cadet Class 50th Reunion

On the 7th October 1963 a group of young men assembled at The Cadet School, The Military College, Curragh Military Camp, to form the 38th Cadet Class of the Defence Forces. We intend commemorating this event by arranging a reunion on the 16th October 2013 in Dublin. Will any class members interested please contact Brian […]

Maj. Gen. Michael F. Minehane RIP


ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Major General Michael F. (Mick) Minehane of Leopardstown, Dublin and late of Bantry. On Sunday 11 August 2013, peacefully at the Beacon Hospital. Beloved husband of Maura and father of Michéal, Ann, Cathal and Niamh. Sadly missed by his family, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sister, […]

Payment of Military Pensions by cheque

ARCOIreland members will be aware from a previous posting on this website that Payable Orders (i.e. the payment of pensions by cheque) will be abolished from 30 August 2013 under the Public Service Reform Plan. After that date public service pensions will be paid by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) only and no other facility will […]

Lt. Col. Pat Scannell RIP


ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Patrick (Pat) Scannell of Douglas Road, Cork On July 27th 2013, unexpectedly at home. Beloved husband of Mary and loving father of Pat, Fiona and Barbara.  Sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass Tuesday (30th) at […]

Comdt. Shane McMahon RIP


ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Shane McMahon in Sarajevo. Shane had been working in a civilian capacity at Camp Butmir at HQ EUFOR BiH in Bosnia-Hertzegovina for a number of years. Removal to the Church of the Defence Forces, Arbour Hill, arriving at 1830 hours on Monday, 05 Aug […]

White Paper on Defence – Submission by ARCOIreland

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., has published a Green Paper on Defence which may be viewed at:   The Green Paper aims to facilitate submissions to a new White Paper on Defence, due to be completed in early 2014, by setting out the policy context and the key […]

Ceremonial Military Guard at the National Memorial

As part of the Defence Forces programme of activities in the lead in to the centenary of the foundation of ‘The Irish Volunteers, Óglaigh na hÉireann’ in November 2013, a Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the 'National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State’, […]

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