Monthly Archives: July 2019

Maj. Gen. Kevin Murphy RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Major General F. K. (Kevin) Murphy of Salthill, County Galway and Newbridge, County Kildare, a member of 20 Cadet Class (1946 – 1948) who served as both Quartermaster General and Adjutant General of the Defence Forces. Unexpectedly and peacefully on Sunday 28th July 2019. Beloved […]

Lt. Col. Daniel O’Shea RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Daniel O’Shea of Templeogue, Dublin, and formerly from the Cooley Peninsula, County Louth. On July 19, 2019, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Tallaght University Hospital, following wonderful care from the staff of Crumlin Home Care Services in his own […]

Retirement – Brigadier General Howard Berney

Brigadier General Howard Berney, the General Officer Commanding 2 Brigade, retires from the Defence Forces on the 19th of August 2019. During his long and distinguished career, Brigadier General Berney served in a wide range of appointments, both at home and overseas. A presentation and buffet to mark Brigadier General Berney’s retirement will be held […]


ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED COMMISSIONED OFFICERS STATEMENT – 10 JULY 2019 REQUIREMENT FOR A STATUTORY DEFENCE FORCES COMMISSION This statement from the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) is issued in solidarity with Óglaigh na hÉireann, its serving personnel and their families.  In light of the prevailing remuneration, the service conditions, well-being and work-life balance experienced […]

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