Author Archives: William Campbell

Military Service Allowance Submission

In four previous submissions to the Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence, ARCOIreland 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


ARCOIreland 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 […]

You’ve Got Mail

Some of our members may be considering registering a new email address with a free email provider. This follows eircom’s decision to charge a monthly fee for this service from 1st July 2020. Some members may already have done so. If you have changed or are about to change your email address, for this or […]

An Cosantóir Article – ARCOIreland

An article titled “SITREP from ARCOIreland”, was published in the June edition of An Cosantóir. This informative article covers ARCOIreland’s Posture, Submissions to Government Departments, Communications, and the Association’s focus for the short to medium term. An Cosantóir is the official magazine for the Defence Forces. Since 1940, An Cosantóir has charted the history and […]

Ireland wins seat on UN Security Council

The Association of Retired Commissioned Officers congratulates the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Irish Mission at the United Nations under the leadership of Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, on Ireland’s successful campaign for an elected seat on the UN Security Council for the 2021 – 2022 term. The Security Council, made up of […]

Lt. Col. Tony Carr RIP

ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony (Tony) Carr, Baroda Court, Newbridge, County Kildare, and late of Collon, County Louth. Peacefully, on 16th June 2020, after a long illness, bravely borne with great dignity, in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of the Park House Nursing Home, […]

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