Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, Assistant Chief of Staff, retires from the Defence Forces on the 6th of February 2020. During his long and distinguished career, Brigadier General O’Halloran served in a wide range of appointments, both at home and overseas. A retirement function to mark Brigadier General O’Halloran’s retirement will be held in the Officers’ […]
Arising from the Public Sector Pay Commission, the rate of Military Service Allowance was increased w.e.f. 04 July 2019. Following an ARCO submission, dated 30 July 2019, ARCO was advised by the Private Secretary to the Minister, in a letter dated 10 December 2019, that the MSA increase would be reflected in military pensions of […]
Introduction The General Election on Saturday, 08 February provides ARCO with ample opportunities: To inform election candidates of the absolute need to promote the rights, interests, quality of life, services, and welfare of retired officers, and eligible spouses or civil partners, and To advocate for the Defence Forces, including its personnel, its veterans, and the […]
Under the auspices of the National Security Analysis Centre, the Government is proposing to develop a National Security Strategy. A public consultation process took place from 05 December through 31 December, ARCO made a formal submission to the Department of An Taoiseach on 28 December, which is attached along with the covering letter. Whereas a […]
Happy New Year to all members of ARCO and to the wider Defence Forces Community. The Defence Forces have complied a comprehensive end of year review of their Operational, Training and Educational Activities for 2019, both at home and overseas. To download the Review, circulated by the Defence Forces Press Officer, please click here.