Monthly Archives: January 2015

Comdt. Paddy Arrigan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death, on Monday 26th January 2015, of Commandant Paddy Arrigan of Renmore Park, Renmore Galway. Survived by his loving wife, Una, daughters Mary, Louise and Gina and his sons Mike, Brendan, Noel and Dermot. His sister Joan and adoring grandchildren. Deeply regretted by his sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and many friends.

Reposing at Aras Naofa Funeral Home in the grounds of The Church of St. Oliver Plunkett, Renmore on Wednesday, 28th January, from 4.30 pm. Removal at 7 pm to the Church. Requiem Mass on Thursday 29th at 11 am with funeral afterwards to Renville Cemetery, Oranmore. Family flowers only by request. Donations, if desired, to Octopus Swimming Club Halliwick Swimming Therapy.

Category: Death Notices | Tags: , ,

The Lazarus Community Forum

A new online forum has been launched in Ireland, which invites cancer patients to share their stories in order to help others cope with the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process. The Lazarus Community Forum is a unique way for cancer patients to express their thoughts and feelings on their condition.

The forum can be found at which is the website of Cancer Support Sanctuary LARCC (Lakelands Area Retreat and Cancer Centre). Based in Multyfarnham in County Westmeath, LARCC is the only cancer support centre in Ireland that runs a residential programme.

Continue reading

Category: News | Tags: , ,

People Point

Members of ARCO who have taken up employment in the wider Public Service will be aware that the Government’s Public Service Reform Plan approved the establishment of a HR Shared Service Centre for the Civil Service called PeoplePoint. PeoplePoint is located in Clonskeagh, Dublin and is staffed and managed by Civil Servants. It has taken on the centralised responsibility of managing the routine day-to-day HR functions of the Civil Service.

The PeoplePoint website, which can only be accessed through individual Departments’ own internal websites, includes a section where employees can review their own pension entitlements. This is of particular interest to ARCO members who either joined the Public Service directly after leaving the Defence Forces, or indirectly i.e. first pursued other interests following retirement from the Defence Forces. Feedback from members suggests that some individual’s public service history is not fully recorded.

Category: Pensions | Tags: ,

JAN 2015 REGIONAL MEETING – Alliance of Retired Public Servants

ARCO Members will be aware that the Alliance of Retired Public Servants (ARPS), of which ARCO is a member, has held a number of meetings with senior officials of key Government Departments on pension issues. Regional Meetings are being organised countrywide by the ARPS Executive Committee to update retired Public Service Pensioners on these issues. The next Regional Meeting will take place on Monday 26th January, 7 pm for 7.30 pm, at the Riverside Park Hotel & Leisure Club, The Promenade, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

+353 (0)53 9237800

All ARCO Members are welcome to attend this meeting.

Category: Pensions | Tags: , , ,

Comdt. Michael Hartnett RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Michael (Mick) Hartnett of Kilcrea, Ovens. On January 11, 2015, suddenly, at his residence. Dear husband of Claire and father of Paul and Shane. Deeply regretted by his wife, sons, three cherished grandchildren Sarah, Peter and Grayson, Adrian Beasly partner of Shane, his brother Fr. Eddie SMA, sister Marie and brother-in-law Alexander MacAdam, daughter-in-law Áine, his many friends, former colleagues and neighbours.

Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh O’Connor Ltd. Removal at 7.30pm on Thursday evening to St. John the Baptist Church, Ovens. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Friday. Funeral afterwards to St. Oliver’s Cemetery, Model Farm Road.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Category: Death Notices | Tags: , ,

Lt. Col. Billy O’Neill RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death, on Saturday 3rd January 2015, of Lieutenant Colonel Billy O’Neill of Renmore, Galway and formerly of Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. A member of the Galway Football Team which won the All-Ireland Senior Championship in 1956. Beloved husband of the late Mabel and much loved father of Dermot, Maeve and Brian. Sadly missed by his sons and daughter, brother Paddy, sister Sheila, son-in-law James, daughters-in-law Eavan and Marie, grandchildren, extended family and many friends.

Reposing at Áras Naofa within the grounds of the Church of St. Oliver Plunkett, Renmore on Tuesday 6th January from 4 p.m. with Removal to the Garrison Church, Dún Uí Mhaolíosa, at 6 p.m. Funeral to arrive at the Church of St. Oliver Plunkett, Renmore on Wednesday 7th January for Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Interment following Mass in the New Cemetery, Bohermore. Family flowers only.

'Laoch Gael'

Category: Death Notices | Tags: , ,
Association of Retired Commissioned Officers