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    Comical. Many years ago Petty Officers uniforms...

    Comical. Many years ago Petty Officers uniforms were ordered from two different contractors using similar cloth. Th trousers from one and the jackets from another. The tailors in each cut the cloth...
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    Not really. Was being a bit qabalistic but...

    Not really. Was being a bit qabalistic but "mountains out of mole hills" has a similar meaning. The CPO L.O. in Liverpool getting his plaque from OC P64 ,neither impressed me on the quality of...
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    Those that follow a tendency of...

    Those that follow a tendency of Floccinaucinihilipilification towards matters Naval are having a ball.
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    Regretfully I am wrong about Irish Ferries ( rump...

    Regretfully I am wrong about Irish Ferries ( rump of ISL and B&I ) they have flagged out all of their vessels to Cyprus, mainly, and mostly foreign crew their vessels.
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    At least the kids are having a great time. Call...

    At least the kids are having a great time. Call me if it gets serious.
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    The list of ships regularly servicing Irish Ports...

    The list of ships regularly servicing Irish Ports North and South does not contain cargo ships flagged in this state except for some of Irish Ferries. Arklow ships come and go as tramps , not as...
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    There is a history of the Irish Maritime scene,...

    There is a history of the Irish Maritime scene, which was put together by Mr Basil Peterson and the then Irish Shipping Limited in 1961/62. It has a foreword by Taoiseach Sean Lemass and a comment...
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    The matter now is a little vexatious and causing...

    The matter now is a little vexatious and causing some internecine warfare. The bottom line is that it must be UNIFORM, a satisfactory all purpose, and all weather, working/combat dress ashore and...
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    According to Google-it is in Naval and Air Force...

    According to Google-it is in Naval and Air Force terminology descriptive of a soldier. It is slightly derogatory and reserved for in-house usage. A bit like calling MP's Rozzers
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    I note the Australian Navy and Airforce are...

    I note the Australian Navy and Airforce are changing to Blue DPM and the Dutch seem to DPM for boarding operations. However I don't really care once the issue is fit for purpose and if DPM is of...
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    Just for information. The British Forces are...

    Just for information. The British Forces are approving the allocation of Married Quarters to unmarried partners under certain rules around availability and recommendation. The provision of Married...
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    So it continues in the Mare Nostra. The foreign...

    So it continues in the Mare Nostra. The foreign Minister of the progenitors of OP Pontus and OP Sophia has rejected landing rights to all the current migrants, about 350 on various ships, including...
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    Of course I will defend the NS position. Remember...

    Of course I will defend the NS position. Remember most of what is got from the Master's table comes through a green sieve. As I said I do not like the large pattern disrupted coloration and would...
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    Barracks yourself. If the Irish Navy issue was...

    Barracks yourself. If the Irish Navy issue was styled the same as the RN issue with covered button line and pants and shirt with matching blended colour then we probably wouldn't be having this...
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    The problem with the current BLUE shirt and BLUE...

    The problem with the current BLUE shirt and BLUE pants is it's lack of identity. It always looked sagged and uncrisp. In a formation of service people, due to varying degrees of wash and wear, it...
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    I hate saying this but the route to political...

    I hate saying this but the route to political power and personal fortune is tied up in board appointments and granting of contracts. The Dail is largely composed of people who will never be poor...
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    In general I agree with the outline sentiments of...

    In general I agree with the outline sentiments of Gone to the Canner. Part of the problem were the work practices on the Docks and on the Ships, where the Unions where controlled by, and owned by...
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    Just pointing out that it had and has a weapon...

    Just pointing out that it had and has a weapon use. Thorium is present in Ireland in varying quantities. Irish geophysicists have done an aerial mapping exercise. It has already been proposed, in the...
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    To be honest Thorium 90 and it's uses is not a...

    To be honest Thorium 90 and it's uses is not a Eureka moment. It has been used in nuclear energy but particularly when bombarded with neutrons, it becomes Uranium 233, a much used material for...
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    Sticky: Whoever writes the RFP must start with purpose of...

    Whoever writes the RFP must start with purpose of the vessel , areas of operation, range, duration, and nature of loads. , there must be a requirement that Length, Breadth, Depths and Cb ratios meet...
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    In bygone days the State had a number of dredgers...

    In bygone days the State had a number of dredgers in permanent use, including the old Sisyphus. All that ended in the 1970's. Now the State has NO means of maintaining harbours. The port development,...
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    The overall problem is that the state and its...

    The overall problem is that the state and its agencies have no idea of the importance of Ports and Trade. They sink Marine matters in the bowels of other Departments and are NOT proactive in making...
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    Corrib was delayed due to not factoring in local...

    Corrib was delayed due to not factoring in local opposition , regulatory blockages , re-routing pipeline, and optimism bias from owners and Agencies.
    Nuclear options in face of alternative dirty or...
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    Sorry. To be more specific I meant the Island of...

    Sorry. To be more specific I meant the Island of Ireland. We are in danger of being dependent on the UK connector and France if it occurs. As I pointed out 1000mw have already been shut down with...
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    I do NOT trust those that are rushing to connect...

    I do NOT trust those that are rushing to connect to off island power sources as it has a built-in strategic deficit in times of changed needs. We have shed more than 1000mw in recent years and could...
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