Yearly Archives: 2018

ARCO Information Brief – Contributory Pension Scheme for Spouses and Children

  The Contributory Pension Scheme for Spouses and Children is a scheme which provides pensions for the spouse and/or dependent children of an officer, or the dependent marital children of an officer who dies in service, or after qualifying for pension.  There are two Contributory Spouses and Children’s Pension Schemes: The Original Scheme and the […]

Redesigned Website – Department of Defence

Since October 2015, all Defence Forces pensions from the Department of Defence are paid by the Payroll Shared Service Centre (PSSC).  The PSSC is responsible for processing monthly pensions and for making all statutory and voluntary deductions. Under the tab “What We Do”, the recently redesigned Department of Defence website includes information on pension issues such as: Occupational […]

Retirement – Maj Gen Mick Beary

Major General Mick Beary retired recently from the Defence Forces after almost 45 years service. During his career he served in a wide variety of units and appointments. At home these included: School Commandant of the Command and Staff School, Director of Training, Commandant of the Military College and General Officer Commanding 2 Brigade. His […]

Statement from ARCO

Statement of Concern from the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) on the serious deterioration of conditions of service and the depletion of strategic defence capabilities in the Defence Forces. The Association of Retired Commissioned Officers feels obliged to express its deep concern at the progressive deterioration of the conditions of service of members of […]

ARCO 24th Annual General Meeting

NOTICE TO MEMBERS ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED COMMISSIONED OFFICERS 24th Annual General Meeting – McKee Barracks 1130hrs, Friday, 05 October 2018 AGENDA: Opening Address by President, ARCO Minutes of 23rd AGM – 06 October 2017 President’s Report Report of the Hon. Secretary Report of the Hon. Treasurer to include audited accounts Report of the Hon. Membership […]

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Presentation of DSM – Maj. Gen. Michael Beary

Members of ARCO will be aware that Major General Michael Beary has handed over command of the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) and will retire shortly from the Defence Forces. On Tuesday 4th September 2018, at 1600 hours, Major General Beary will be presented with the Distinguished Service Medal by the Minister with Responsibility […]

ARCO Data Protection & Privacy Policy

The Association of Retired Commissioned Officers Data Protection & Privacy Policy protects the rights, privacy and personal data of individuals in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 – 2003, and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR), effective from 25th of May 2018. ARCO’s Data Protection & Privacy Policy, adopted by the Executive Committee […]

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