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  1. Thread: Bastille Day 2018

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    Didn’t he get the idea after attending a Bastille...

    Didn’t he get the idea after attending a Bastille Day Parade?
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    Which one and where do they suggest we land them?...

    Which one and where do they suggest we land them?

    Do the authorities of those countries agree and can they be classed as safe?
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    IRT mission - it should be continually assessed...

    IRT mission - it should be continually assessed to varying degrees by all the above (but not necessarily in all areas) - everything from does it meet current Government policy, has threat assessment...
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    Corporals can and do (if eligible for a...

    Corporals can and do (if eligible for a cadetship)

    If I had a choice between a 15 month cadetship starting everything from scratch followed by courses which are included in Pot Offrs Cse at a...
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    There’s a place for both

    There’s a place for both
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    Yes and no. Government has to give the broad...

    Yes and no.

    Government has to give the broad mission and tasking (based on advice by SG DoD and COS). It then becomes Government Policy.

    It is the DF’s and DoD’s job to implement that policy....
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    It could ....... if a a CASA and crew was...

    It could ....... if a a CASA and crew was available !

    No AC asset has ever been a declared SAR asset so everyone knows that when IRCG request an AC asset they aren’t guaranteed it. Why are they...
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    Disagree on some points A GOC AC pulled 24/7...

    Disagree on some points

    A GOC AC pulled 24/7 ATC. That fact came out after the IRCG helicopter crash. In no way did it contribute to the accident or have stopped it happening. It was Withdrawal of...
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    Don’t get me wrong 3rd level qualifications...

    Don’t get me wrong 3rd level qualifications aren’t a waste. I have 3 and gained relevant employment from same.

    But at a time when newly commissioned officers lack military experience, there...
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    Exactly ..... it’s DoD that’s the problem .......

    Exactly ..... it’s DoD that’s the problem .... along with a lack of political will to challenge them
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    Do the non-graduates (Cadets) still do USAC? ...

    Do the non-graduates (Cadets) still do USAC?


    Surely that is a waste of limited resources
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    Definitely positive for all. Especially when you...

    Definitely positive for all. Especially when you look at some of the stuff that came up in the climate surveys interviews etc.

    But then you’d have some who would be ineligible and newly eligible...
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    Junior Minister stated in the Seanad this...

    Junior Minister stated in the Seanad this evening, 2 new courses in 2021 and 2024
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    Not by me!!! An Taoiseach (the Minister)...

    Not by me!!!

    An Taoiseach (the Minister) though we had 7 ships - not the NS
    He also though we were looking a ship to the Med - that mission is over

    It would appear from the circular from...
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    I wouldn’t read into it.... they thought we had 7...

    I wouldn’t read into it.... they thought we had 7 ships the other day.... probably still think PONTUS is going on

    Edit - I think I saw a pic from the AC of 11 of their members in Lebanon. The AC...
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    Sticky: https://youtu.be/MB_q89maFcA

    https://youtu.be/MB_q89maFcA
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    https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0709/1060947...

    https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0709/1060947-aireon-alert-shannon/

    Unfortunately this is ADS-B (ie transponder) based
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    Mid life upgrade

    Mid life upgrade
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/varadkar-...

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/varadkar-and-kehoe-differ-on-reasons-for-docking-naval-ships-1.3950219?mode=amp
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    12 NSR recruits in uniform (from latest intake)...

    12 NSR recruits in uniform (from latest intake) started training today
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    And the current blue

    And the current blue
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    They have improved in fairness but most of it is...

    They have improved in fairness but most of it is political point scoring. They rarely know enough about the subject to follow up the DoD provided answer with a decent question..... not that the reply...
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    Problem is also at Dail questions (and in the...

    Problem is also at Dail questions (and in the Minister’s) Office most politicians don’t know what the subsequent question/response should be
  24. Taoiseach etc have said consular assistance...

    Taoiseach etc have said consular assistance available etc


    She hasn’t had any visits from DFA, she hasn’t received any DFA visits .... nor has she requested any
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    So attached to a 8x8 DROPS in same way?

    So attached to a 8x8 DROPS in same way?
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