Monthly Archives: March 2020

Comdt’s John Lyons & Sean Conlon RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the deaths of two classmates from 2 Potential Officers Course, Commandant John Lyons, Ballyhaunis, County Mayo and Commandant Sean Conlon, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Those who would have liked to attend the funerals, but due to current restrictions cannot, may leave personal messages on The death has occurred, peacefully, […]


Background COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a new viral respiratory illness that can affect your lungs and airways.  Ireland’s first case of coronavirus was confirmed on 29 February 2020. The Government remains proactive in implementing measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19. ARCO’s members are encouraged to follow the Government’s advice, […]

Brig. Gen. Pearse Redmond RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier General Pearse Redmond of Raheny, Dublin on March 14, 2020. Beloved husband of Phil and much loved father of Lorna, Karen and Jocelyn. Pre-deceased by his sister Maureen and his brother Aidan; lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family, sons-in-law Paul, Michael and […]

Application of MSA Increase to Military Pensions in Payment

Arising from a letter from the Minister’s Private Secretary on 18 February, ARCO responded to the Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence on 05 March. At the outset, ARCO reiterated its strongly held conviction that the Military Service Allowance (MSA) increase must retrospectively apply to all military pensions in payment on 03 July 2019, […]

Comdt. Joe Casey RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Joseph (Joe) Casey of Camden House, Crosshaven, County Cork. On 1st March 2020, unexpectedly, at Cork University Hospital. Dearly beloved husband of Evelyn and loving father of Aileen, Martin, Sara and Padraig. Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren Kyran, […]

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