Category Archives: Submissions

ARCO’s submission on the Commission on the Defence Forces

ARCO, whose membership reflects a considerable reservoir of expertise and experience on Defence, welcomes the Government’s decision to establish a Commission on the Defence Forces. Arising from the provisions of the Programme for Government, on 16 September ARCO availed of the opportunity of presenting its recommendations to the Minister for Defence on the Composition and […]

Gleeson Commission’s Report – 31 July 1990

The Gleeson Commission was established on 27 July 1989 with the following terms of reference: To carry out a major review of the remuneration and conditions of service of the Defence Forces having regard to their separate and distinct role and organisation, and to make recommendations. The commission submitted its report on 31 July, 1990 […]

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, […]

ARCOIreland’s Submission – National Security Strategy

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, ARCOIreland made a formal submission to the Department of An Taoiseach on 28 December, which is attached along with the covering letter.  Whereas a […]

ARCOIreland’s SUBMISSION – Review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is undertaking a review of Ireland’s foreign policy and external relations. The purpose of the review is to provide an updated statement of Ireland’s foreign policy and to identify a series of recommendations for its conduct, with a view to ensuring that the Government is equipped with the […]

ARCOIreland’s SUBMISSION – White Paper on Defence

On 16 July, 2013, the Department of Defence launched its Green Paper on Defence, which is available on the Department’s website. The aim of the Green Paper is to stimulate debate on Defence Issues and to focus attention on policy issues that the new White Paper should address. The associated consultative process commenced with the […]

White Paper on Defence – Submission by ARCOIreland

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter T.D., has published a Green Paper on Defence which may be viewed at: http://www.defence.ie/WebSite.nsf/grnPaperE   The Green Paper aims to facilitate submissions to a new White Paper on Defence, due to be completed in early 2014, by setting out the policy context and the key […]

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