Current Focus

In the short to medium term, ARCO will focus on:

  1. Addressing the implementation of the aim and objectives adopted during its 2019 Annual General Meeting.
  2. Actively engaging with the Alliance of Retired Public Servants in addressing the repeal of FEMPI legislation, pension parity and value of Veterans’ pensions which must be maintained into the future; the establishment of a statutory, independent third-party mechanism for the negotiation of public service pensions; and finally repealing abatement anomalies.
  3. Extending its membership base.
  4. Advancing the Combined Veterans’ Strategy along with ONE and IUNVA.
  5. Enhancing its interface with RACO, CAOGA, the Defence Forces Benevolent Fund, and the Irish Defence Forces Officers Club (IDFOC).
  6. Reviewing its existing Rules which were adopted in 2013.
  7. Preparing a framework for the elaboration of a Veterans’ Policy.
  8. Advancing the Association’s relevance with its evolving membership cohort.