Yearly Archives: 2017

Lt. Col. Michael Meaney RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Michael (Mick) Meaney of Boherard, Naas Road, Newbridge, County Kildare, a member of 22 Cadet Class (1949/1951). On 22nd December 2017, peacefully, in the tender care of the staff of Oghill Nursing Home. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Elizabeth, daughters Mary-Clare and […]

RELATE – December 2017 Edition

Relate, the journal on developments in social services, policy and legislation in Ireland, is published by the Citizens Information Board. The December 2017 issue of Relate covers some of the problems that may affect people who live in urban areas. These include boundary disputes, doing work on party structures, trees, noise and control of animals. […]

Lt. Col. Jack Fahy RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Jack Fahy of Ballingeary, County Cork and Abbeyknockmoy, County Galway. On December 2nd, 2017, unexpectedly at home, beloved husband of Sheila (née Kelleher) loving father of Máirtín, Brian, Deirdre and Shane, brother of Sr. Patricia, Sr. Evelyn and the late Annie and Tommy. […]

Arty Club’s AGM & Annual Lunch

The Artillery Club’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place, by kind permission of the GOC 2 Brigade, in the Auditorium, School of Catering, McKee Barracks Dublin at 1130hrs, on Friday, 01 December.  Coffee will be available in the Officers’ Mess from 1030hrs. Following the AGM, the Annual Saint Barbara’s Day Lunch will take place […]

Christmas Package for Overseas Personnel

The opportunity has arisen for families and friends to send a Christmas package, via the internal Defence Forces’ system, to personnel currently serving overseas. If members of ARCO would like to avail of this opportunity, please contact Commandant Niall O’Donoghue at 086 8753003 who will provide full details on how to obtain the designated container […]

Pension Restoration – Responses from DPER

On 08 August, the Department of Public Affairs and Reform responded to ARCO’s submission dated 04 May to the Minister for Public Affairs and Reform.  Link to letter. Following a meeting on 12 July between the Alliance of Retired Public Servants and the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Alliance received a letter from […]

Col. Leo Dawson RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Leo Dawson of Newbridge, County Kildare and late of Kilrush, County Clare, on 11th November 2017, peacefully, at Naas Hospital. Beloved husband of Frances. Sadly missed by his loving wife, children Áine, Jim and Michael, brother Seamus (Jim), sisters Assumpta, Patricia, Enda, Sr. Clare […]

Comdt. Danny Hynes RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Daniel (Danny) Hynes at his home in Loughrea, County Galway on Sunday, 5th November 2017. Devoted husband of Catherine, father of Calum, Siobhan and Kevin, and grandfather of Lillie and Evie. Sadly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters Ann and Kitty, sisters and […]

Col. Harry Crowley RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Henry (Harry) Crowley, a former Vice President of the Association, of Little Connell, Newbridge, County Kildare and formerly of Killeigh, County Offaly. On 23 October 2017 (in his 96th year) peacefully, with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by his wife Carmel (Charmie), […]

Lt. Cdr. Fionán O’Shea


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Commander Fionán (Flor) O’Shea of Cobh and Killeenlea, Waterville, County Kerry. On October 8, 2017, peacefully, at Brídehaven Care Centre, Mallow. Dear father of Mary, Donal and Christine. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law Tom and Paul, daughter-in-law Gerardine, grandchildren Brendan, Aoife, Kevin, […]

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