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    I don't know, things can get fairly nasty over in...

    I don't know, things can get fairly nasty over in that corner of the brugha when the truckers start taking over parking spaces.

    The good news is, 2020 will see 48 or so mint 2009 Deauvilles appear...
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    I hear NZ has it worse, People are leaving the NZ...

    I hear NZ has it worse, People are leaving the NZ navy to join the RAN.
    It will be interesting to see what solutions either navy comes up with to address this, and does it transfer here.
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    We have to base the F35 somewhere now that the...

    We have to base the F35 somewhere now that the secret base in abbeyshrule has been exposed.
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    What we would give for a single C130H, let alone...

    What we would give for a single C130H, let alone replacing it with a J.
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    Sticky: As was I. If they changed "The ceremonial of the...

    As was I. If they changed "The ceremonial of the commissioning of the new Irish OPV" to "The ceremonial of the commissioning of a new Irish OPV" it could be more accurate.
    There was a visiting...
  6. Do we have any patrol boats? I know the customs...

    Do we have any patrol boats? I know the customs have 2 and the Gardai have at least one.....
  7. Very true. There is a long history in the UK of...

    Very true. There is a long history in the UK of major assets being lost due to improper cordite storage.
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    That might be the water tank, The top half was a...

    That might be the water tank, The top half was a marine barracks I think, before the roof burnt down. Yeah, it's protected. Also I'd stay well away from anything within the old ISPAT site until it's...
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    It's done in other Navies. HMS Bristol was an...

    It's done in other Navies. HMS Bristol was an accomodation ship for many years. It's an immediate, if temporary solution in the absence of any identified site, or actual buildings suitable to be used...
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    Here's an idea, in the short term. P31 either is...

    Here's an idea, in the short term. P31 either is due to leave service shortly. Their is a shortage of accomodation for ships crews during refit or when ships are home etc. There are only enough crews...
  11. The 90 is a breech loaded weapon. Newer casing...

    The 90 is a breech loaded weapon. Newer casing was only 5mm longer, but that was enough for stowage locks not to engage.
    Flash over in the aml was from the buffer, not the round. Compressed liquids...
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    Watching RACO in the Dail committee earlier this...

    Watching RACO in the Dail committee earlier this weekend, (I had time) I was struck by the attendees. There was zero attendence from government "heavy hitters". Nobody far enough up the political...
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    Isn't that called voter supression? Ironic, given...

    Isn't that called voter supression? Ironic, given the WPDF has been campaigning for people not to Vote FG in the recent elections.
  14. There was an Air Corps Cessna Crash some years...

    There was an Air Corps Cessna Crash some years ago that never saw a public report.
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    Ganley tried the same stunt.

    Ganley tried the same stunt.
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    €90m over 5 years is one figure mentioned.

    €90m over 5 years is one figure mentioned.
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    Initially they teamed defence and justice...

    Initially they teamed defence and justice together under shatter so the other wexican could be a minister, thus guaranteeing a government. They forgot to change it back after.
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    There is no post 53
  19. Back in the 2001 White paper, there was a plan to...

    Back in the 2001 White paper, there was a plan to have 3 types of Heli in the Defence Forces.
    LUH (Light Utility Helicopter) for Pilot training, liason, and other tasks as required. Replacing the...
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    Liveline was all over it today too. The three...

    Liveline was all over it today too. The three retired DF people speaking exposed the problem for all. The DoD is not fit for purpose and works to frustrate the activities of the Defence Forces at...
  21. Interesting chain of events. I'm shocked that the...

    Interesting chain of events. I'm shocked that the black tankers coveralls are not flame retardent. The bloody mobile phone raises its head yet again.

    The incident reminded me of my shoot with the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Belgium is looking forward to the capability...

    Belgium is looking forward to the capability increase it will get with the new MCM flotilla.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">La Défense attribue le contrat...
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    Sticky: What else is to be expected when the government...

    What else is to be expected when the government of the last 3 decades has either been the party of teachers and farmers, or the party of Landlords and publicans. A materialist society is inevitable...
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    Sticky: And some would reduce the defence budget further,...

    And some would reduce the defence budget further, to feed this insatiable beast that is Health.
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    Sticky: Health is in effect two entities. The Dept of...

    Health is in effect two entities.
    The Dept of Health, and the HSE. The HSE used to be the provincial health boards. When they merged into the HSE around 2002, there was no replacement of the...
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