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    A "father" gets his whole family killed by making...

    A "father" gets his whole family killed by making them undertake an extremely dangerous journey no proper man would make his family do and then we are made look at pictures of him in tears and his...
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    Was Duffy told to leave in the end or did he...

    Was Duffy told to leave in the end or did he leave by his own accord? I think he was treated very leniently after being caught bringing a lighter load than the rest of his troop and then going AWOL...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the Somalis ripped their country apart during the civil war without any help from the West. We tried to help them, and they ended up dragging dead...
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    Its all well and good talking about turning every...

    Its all well and good talking about turning every boat around or going back to Africa and taking over their governance again but its never going to happen unless a European leader wishes to spend the...
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    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/defence-...

    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/defence-farce-expose-shambles-irish-6095283
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    Yeah for about two years.

    Yeah for about two years.
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    Its still on the Oireachtas website.

    Its still on the Oireachtas website.
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    And they wonder why there is hostility towards...

    And they wonder why there is hostility towards the EU in Britain...what the Italians are threating basically amounts to blackmailing another sovereign state, "take these thousands of people who have...
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    I would think Seaman's, Communications,...

    I would think Seaman's, Communications, Mechanicians and Supplies would all be fairly self-explanatory. The only one someone might not be able to guess is the Seaman's Branch which basically means...
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    The tradition was dropped because the government,...

    The tradition was dropped because the government, realising how our ships act as ambassadors of the country on foreign visits, thought people living in Hamburg, Boston, Portsmouth or wherever would...
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    http://time.com/3857121/isis-smuggling/ Time...

    http://time.com/3857121/isis-smuggling/

    Time magazine are saying ISIS are actually making a figure closer to $2000 per migrant. They charge a thousand to get into Libya and another thousand for a...
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    Over 500,000 people waiting to make the crossing...

    Over 500,000 people waiting to make the crossing and paying anywhere up to a $1,000 for a ticket. That's a hell of a lot of money involved and you know its going straight to the guys who control the...
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    Another 113 migrants were picked up by Eithne...

    Another 113 migrants were picked up by Eithne yesterday, that's over 750 in total now.
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    There are reports the German Navy is now going...

    There are reports the German Navy is now going sinking the boats once they rescue the migrants. The media are saying it is ''unprecedented naval force'' designed to combat the traffickers. I really...
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    Eithne left Palermo this evening and is back out...

    Eithne left Palermo this evening and is back out on patrol. Irish Times saying it took a day to clean the ship, a day to resupply and a day’s leave.
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    I saw a letter in the paper today suggesting we...

    I saw a letter in the paper today suggesting we name a navy ship LE Shackleton after the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton who grew up in Ireland. Although that probably would not be the best choice...
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    I presume for reasons such as this, at least one...

    I presume for reasons such as this, at least one of the crew on the RIB are armed when they approach a migrant craft. They are very exposed if things did suddenly turn violent and looking at the...
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    Poll: Of course it's in our national interests to have...

    Of course it's in our national interests to have a hi-tech, well equipped and well trained navy that is capable of carrying out all the roles expected of a modern navy but I don't see where the...
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    The footage of our first pickup was used in a...

    The footage of our first pickup was used in a report on Sky News last night, which is good seeing that a large proportion of the UK public watching it probably weren't even aware we had a navy.
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    Well done to the crew but its not a good feeling...

    Well done to the crew but its not a good feeling looking at those pictures and realising that the smiling occupants of those crammed boats will soon be heading our way thanks to the EU and we have...
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    Last position on marine traffic was received...

    Last position on marine traffic was received yesterday evening and was coming up to Algiers.
  22. Irish neutrality during WW2 was hardly the most...

    Irish neutrality during WW2 was hardly the most shameful stance a country took. Nearly every country were either happy to do behind closed door deals with Hitler or only be dragged into the war...
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32690312 ...

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32690312

    If anyone needs reminding of how dangerous the area is that we are deploying to, read about the Turkish freighter which was attacked today by...
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    This mission is going to be very good press for...

    This mission is going to be very good press for the service. Anything that convinces the government to buy us our new ships is a good thing I suppose.
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    Then blockade the ports they are leaving from. At...

    Then blockade the ports they are leaving from. At this stage, the Italians are seriously considering that option.
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