Category Archives: Retirements

Retirement Presentation – Colonel Adrian Ryan

Colonel Adrian Ryan, Deputy General Secretary of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers, retires from the Defence Forces on 30 August. Colonel Ryan's retirement presentation will take place in the Officers' Mess, McKee Barracks, Dublin, on Wednesday 03 September 2014 at 1630 hours. 

Adrian’s many colleagues and friends in ARCO, who will be familiar with his valuable contribution to representation, will wish to be associated with the occasion.

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Retirement Presentation – Col Brian O’Keeffe

Colonel Brian O’Keeffe will retire from the Defence Forces on 24 March 2014 after 42 years of dedicated service. Brian is the founding General Secretary of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers and those who have met him during the course of his career will be more than aware of the considerable contribution he has made to RACO.

A presentation to mark Brian's retirement will be made in the Officers Mess, McKee Bks, Dublin at 16.00 hrs on Thursday 27 March 2014.

Retirement Presentation – Brigadier General Dennis Murphy

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Brigadier General Dennis Murphy, General Officer Commanding 2 Eastern Brigade, retires from the Defence Forces on 18 January 2012.  Brigadier General Murphy’s retirement presentation will take place in the Officers’ Mess, Cathal Brugha Barracks, on Thursday 12 January 2012 at 1600 hours.  ARCO members who wish to be associated with the presentation are requested to forward their subscriptions (12 euro suggested) to the Secretary, Officers’ Mess, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6, by 5 January 2012.

Retirement – Colonel Noel Joyce

Col Noel Joyce, Executive Officer and 2I/C Defence Forces Training Centre, will retire from the Defence Forces on 29th February 2012. A farewell lunch has been arranged for 1300 hrs on Tuesday 28 February in Ceannt Officers Mess. Col Joyce joined the army as a cadet with the 47 Cadet Class and was commissioned into the infantry in 1973. Members of ARCO who wish to attend or send messages should contact the mess office at 045 445060/61 or the Mess President at e-mail davina.lavin@defenceforces.ie.

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Retirement Presentation – Major General Dave Ashe

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Major Geneneral Dave Ashe, Deputy Chief of Staff (Support), retires from the Defence Forces on 19 September.  General Ashe's retirement presentation will take place in Ceannt Officers' Mess, Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh, on Thursday 15 September 2011 at 1600 hours.  ARCO members who wish to be associated with the presentation are requested to forward their subscriptions (12 euro suggested) to the Mess Secretary, Ceannt Officers' Mess, DFTC, Curragh by 09 September.

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