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    https://www.independent.ie/videos/life/video-troop...

    https://www.independent.ie/videos/life/video-trooper-maria-walsh-talks-about-what-shes-learned-in-the-defence-forces-38022738.html
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    Bernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael) Link...

    Bernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
    Link to this: Individually | In context

    42. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the strength of the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps reserves;...
  3. Sticky: So at what point does the Defence Forces fall...

    So at what point does the Defence Forces fall below critical mass to sustain itself and implodes?

    8000,

    7000,

    6000?
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    Coy Sgt at point 4 including MSA is on about...

    Coy Sgt at point 4 including MSA is on about €49,442 gross.

    Captain at point 1 including MSA is on about €51,733 + other allowances
    ...
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    Way to make your people feel valued alright....

    Way to make your people feel valued alright. Leadership my arse!
  6. terrain is a huge influence on army troop numbers...

    terrain is a huge influence on army troop numbers

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/ao3yhd/europe_from_the_east_drawn_by_richard_edes/
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  7. Thread: Radios

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    Even with software defined ability, the rapid...

    Even with software defined ability, the rapid pace at which both hardware and software changes means that it is unlikely that any manufacturer will be able to stand over a product that will last the...
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    https://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/ Written...

    https://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/
    Written answers
    Tuesday, 5 February 2019
    Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
    Regeneration Projects Status
    Photo of Michael McGrathMichael McGrath...
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    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/a...

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/air-corps-whistleblower-was-isolated-vilified-900464.html

    Air corps whistleblower was ‘isolated, vilified’
    Monday, January 28, 2019 -...
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    The tender says must accomodate 4 DF personnel....

    The tender says must accomodate 4 DF personnel. Min height is 157.48cm which is probably what all vendors will use as a maximum!

    Now if the tender specified said : must accomodate 4 DF personnel...
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    A pickup vehicle? Sure why not! Or it could be...

    A pickup vehicle? Sure why not!

    Or it could be a VW Rockton type vehicle like the bundeswehr

    https://youtu.be/Gwk0HUEjlLg
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    Mega cruiser is too "mega" on fuel I would guess....

    Mega cruiser is too "mega" on fuel I would guess.
    G-wagan does not meet minimum 600litre bootspace required. The boot space is actually quite small in them compared to most 4x4.

    Pinzgauer does...
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    While the 600 litre minimum boot space (excluding...

    While the 600 litre minimum boot space (excluding radio racking system space) is a welcome design requirement, it rules out one of the largest 4x4, Toyota Land cruiser Prado.

    I do hope the DF...
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    If the Overseas Mission which attracts overseas...

    If the Overseas Mission which attracts overseas rate allowances is scrapped it will speed up the exodus of personnel from the service. Fisheries/Routine Irish Water patrolling ss a similar issue to...
  15. The cynical position would be the French seeing...

    The cynical position would be the French seeing Brexit as a chance to clear house in Calais and other migrant embarkation points by turning a soft hand to organised migrant traffickers.

    Although...
  16. 33 people including 3 kids over 3 days illegally...

    33 people including 3 kids over 3 days illegally entering a country by crossing one of the busiest sea lanes in the world
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  17. https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/u...

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/uk-home-secretary-cuts-christmas-holiday-short-to-deal-with-migrant-issue-894602.html

    British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has promised to do more to...
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    https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/abs...

    https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/absolute-disaster-for-the-southeast-as-irish-ferries-unlikely-to-operate-france-service-next-year-from-rosslare-37639011.html

    Further consolidation...
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    NZDF STATEMENT OF INTENT for the period ending 30 June 2022

    http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/downloads/pdf/public-docs/nzdf_soi_2018-2021.pdf
  20. Military force structures in small states:

    While doing research, I came across this doctoral thesis. Worth a read.

    https://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10063/7033/thesis_access.pdf?sequence=1

    MILITARY FORCE...
  21. Dáil debates Wednesday, 21 November 2018...

    Dáil debates
    Wednesday, 21 November 2018
    https://www.kildarestreet.com/debates/?id=2018-11-21a.93&s=Defence+force#g105
    Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions
    Defence Forces Personnel
    All Dáil...
  22. Did the Brits enforce drivers getting sleep by...

    Did the Brits enforce drivers getting sleep by making officers sign sleep cards while on active combat operations in Afghanistan?
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    No sh!t. I'd say there's 600+ opportunities!

    No sh!t. I'd say there's 600+ opportunities!
  24. Some of the politicians raised issues that have...

    Some of the politicians raised issues that have been identified as far back as 2000/1 but needed political effort and direction to change.

    Some quotes from DF strategy statement 2001-2004 (Brendan...
  25. If only the CoS was the accounting officer and...

    If only the CoS was the accounting officer and had the authority to request the dismissal of department employees from the minister for defence as is the case with the Garda Commissioner.
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