Yearly Archives: 2020

ARCO’s submission on the Commission on the Defence Forces

ARCO, whose membership reflects a considerable reservoir of expertise and experience on Defence, welcomes the Government’s decision to establish a Commission on the Defence Forces. Arising from the provisions of the Programme for Government, on 16 September ARCO availed of the opportunity of presenting its recommendations to the Minister for Defence on the Composition and […]

D PER Circular 13 / 2020 – Pensions Benefit Cap – Single Pensions Act 2012

On 17 September 2020, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform released Circular 13/2020 to Government Departments’ HR Managers / Personnel Officers.  The Circular provides guidance on the application of the Pensions Benefit Cap, arising from the Single Pensions Act 2012.  The Circular is of significant relevance to those Defence Forces Veterans in receipt of […]

Msgr Edward Dunne DSM R.I.P.


ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Monsignor Edward (Ted) Dunne DSM, former Head Chaplain to the Forces, on 14 September 2020. Peacefully, at Knightsbridge Care Unit, Trim. Monsignor Edward will be sadly missed by his sisters Gladys and Barbara, brother Paul, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and Defence Forces friends […]

Capt. Tony Stewart RIP


ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Anthony (Tony) Stewart. Late of Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook and formerly of Taylors Hill, Galway. Peacefully, at the age of 87, on Sunday 6th September 2020 at St. Vincent’s hospital after a short illness. Beloved husband of the late Geraldine and most loved father of […]

2020 AGM Motion – Revised Rules

Existing Rules ARCOIreland’s existing Rules incorporate a new paragraph “2A Aims”, an amended paragraph “2 Objectives”, and a new paragraph “14A Tenure of Office” as adopted by the 25th AGM convened in McKee Barracks on 04 October 2019. During the course of the 2019 AGM attendees were advised that the existing Rules would be reviewed […]

Gleeson Commission’s Report – 31 July 1990

The Gleeson Commission was established on 27 July 1989 with the following terms of reference: To carry out a major review of the remuneration and conditions of service of the Defence Forces having regard to their separate and distinct role and organisation, and to make recommendations. The commission submitted its report on 31 July, 1990 […]

Lt. Col. Seán O’Meara RIP


ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Seán O’Meara of Ruanard, Clonlara, County Clare and formerly of Limerick, and Manorhamilton, County Leitrim. Unexpectedly, on Thursday 27th August 2020, at Cork University Hospital. Beloved husband of Dolores and dearest father of Eoghan. He will be loved and deeply missed by his […]

JP Morgan’s Military Transition Programme

Following several weeks of communication with the Veterans’ Affairs team at JP Morgan, ARCOIreland is delighted to share information about the J.P. Morgan Military Transition Programme coming to Dublin in Feb 2021. This programme is available to former Defence Forces personnel, of all ranks, who have at least three years of service, and who will […]

ARCOIreland’s Article in the Summer 2020 Edition of Signal

The Summer 2020 Edition of Signal, the journal of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO), includes an article on ARCOIreland’s Profile. As a distinctive group of retired officers, ARCOIreland encourages and fosters our unique fellowship and comradeship. This derives not only from our extensive military service in Óglaigh na hÉireann, but also from our […]

Appointment to the post of Secretary General of the Department of Defence

ARCOIreland congratulates Mrs Jacqui McCrum on her appointment as Secretary-General, Department of Defence with effect from 24 August, on the retirement of Mr Maurice Quinn.  ARCOIreland looks forward to working with Mrs McCrum in advancing Veterans’ Affairs, including the Veterans’ Strategy as submitted by ARCOIreland, ONE and IUNVA. Mrs McCrum is currently Deputy Secretary in […]

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