Monthly Archives: July 2020

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

ARCO 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.  ARCO looks forward to working with Mrs McCrum in advancing Veterans’ Affairs, including the Veterans’ Strategy as submitted by ARCO, ONE and IUNVA. Mrs McCrum is currently Deputy Secretary in […]

Military Service Allowance Submission

In four previous submissions to the Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence, ARCO advanced the argument that no grounds exist for not including the 2019 MSA increase in appropriate military pensions already in payment on 03 July 2019. Following discussions with the newly appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Mr Simon Coveney TD, […]

Capt. Niall McGarry RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Niall McGarry of Templeogue, Dublin, suddenly and peacefully on 9th July 2020. Beloved husband of Ena (Catherine, née Tynan). Much loved father of Michéle (Reville), Linda (Leenane), Ian, Ronan, Anne (Chandler) and Colin. Will be very sadly missed by his sisters Alison Dunne, Ann […]

VHI COVID-19 Waiver

As part of VHI’s COVID-19 update, VHI customers (i.e. policy holders) were advised in April that a percentage of premiums for a three-month period, effective from 15 May 2020, would be waived.  VHI further advised that their customers were not required to take any action on this matter, as Group Schemes, including the Army Scheme […]

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