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    Rescue

    Well done to whoever on the Roisin pulled that woman in on Sat.

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    Well done to whoever on the Roisin pulled that woman in on Sat.

    +1

    Although it rarely gets reported its a common enough occurence.especially at low tide usually in the vicinity of a ship.

    Public come along side , decide to have a look down and sometimes overbalance and 'splash' !

    Bit of a giggle when you see the Bosun clear the guard rail with a leading hand without entirely knowing the reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    Aside from all the joking I do about the sea hags- I really have great respect and admiration for our NS, and I think this new lad I/C seems to be head and shoulders above any General type wearing the green uniform.

    Be that as it may- WTF is this thread about?
    they are replacing all the weight we used to carry in beer with a remote controlled helicopter

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    Well done to whoever on the Roisin pulled that woman in on Sat.
    happened a few times we used to put up red and white tape as a warning but the new navy are too advanced to think of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden rivet View Post
    happened a few times we used to put up red and white tape as a warning but the new navy are too advanced to think of that
    They assume the public have more cop on...

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    In related news, An Taoiseach is returning to dublin via Grey Funnel line, after his visit to Haulbowline, as a familiarisation trip. Heres hoping for rough weather on the east coast.

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    Heard there was a request to airlift him off, think it may have been compassionate grounds due to his mothers death, but didnt go ahead due Wx.

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    This initiatve with overall M.E R .C scenario reflects an apparent new direction in NS strategy.Given that FP in time is a dead man walking the focus on participation in wealth production from the EEZ is both clever and correct.As more wealth is generated then there will be a greater need to protect the installations and infrastructure producing same hence greater resources for the NS as the sector will be as valuable to the economy comparable to foreign multis etc.Current Flag is well immersed in academia and has this one pretty well sussed out.Overall it is a good move and deserves every support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Heard there was a request to airlift him off, think it may have been compassionate grounds due to his mothers death, but didnt go ahead due Wx.
    Suprised at that. The Coastguard are usually very good at poor weather winching.

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    Dont think they were asked.

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    They were going to dublin anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Heard there was a request to airlift him off, think it may have been compassionate grounds due to his mothers death, but didnt go ahead due Wx.
    The Taoiseach was at a Fine Gael dinner in Dublin tonight so I dont think there was any airlift plan.

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    The Naval service most be training overseas offices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    The Naval service most be training overseas offices.

    Well done einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Well done einstein.
    Canadian officers over for navigation training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Well done einstein.
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Haulbowline lieutenant commander scoops Woman of the Year


    A total of 18 women from Cork were honoured on Friday night at the inaugural C Women of the Year Awards in the Imperial Hotel.
    Lieutenant Commander Roberta O’Brien, Ireland’s first female commander of a naval vessel, was the overall C Woman of the Year winner.
    Over 90 women were shortlisted for the awards and were chosen from over 600 nominations.
    The judges; Michael Mulcahy, publisher of C magazine and Business Cork, Manus O’Callaghan and James O’Sullivan, said Roberta O’Brien was a woman who had brought exceptional pride to Ireland, Cork and to women in all professions in Ireland. They said she had served her country with pride and distinction in the protection and safeguarding of our nation.
    Roberta is a native of the Glen of Aherlow in Tipperary and based at Haulbowline island in Cork.
    “I am honoured and thrilled to accept such an award, and I am delighted to be able to represent the successful link between the private and public sector,” said Lieutenant Commander O’Brien.
    Commodore Mark Mellett added: “Roberta epitomises the type of leader who, through their innovative competency and capacity for change, are bringing about transformation in the Naval Service. This is reflected in strategic initiatives such as IMERC, a living example of public sector transformation, bottom up, collaborative and evidence based,” he said.
    Michael Mulcahy said it was important to have one night in the year to recognise and honour women from all walks of life who have made a difference to Cork, in terms of politics, business, service, the arts and philanthropy.


    The winners were:

    C Woman of The Year for Culture 2011
    Lorraine Cahalane, Cork Vision Centre

    C Woman of The Year for Media 2011
    Emma Connolly, Evening Echo

    C Woman of The Year for Literature 2011
    Alice Taylor

    C Woman of The Year for Entertainment:
    Mon Murphy

    C Woman of The Year for Fashion 2011
    Marion Creedon Hegarty

    C Woman of the Year for Food 2011
    Sandra Murphy, Rising Tide

    C Woman of The Year for Politics 2011
    Minister Kathleen Lynch

    C Woman of The Year for Business 2011
    Linda Green, Vox Pro

    C Woman of The Year for Public Relations 2011
    Mary Hopkins

    C Woman of The Year for Broadcasting 2011
    Martina O’Donoghue C103FM

    C Woman of The Year for Music 2011
    Cara O’Sullivan

    C Woman of The Year for Theatre 2011
    Naomi Daly, Everyman Palace Theatre

    C Woman of The Year for Charitable 2011
    Adi Roche

    C Woman of The Year for Public Life 2011
    Abina Falvey

    C Woman of The Year for Arts 2011
    Nora Callanan, Alliance Francaise

    C Woman of The Year for Style 2011
    Valerie Cahill, IKON

    C Woman of The Year for Entrepreneurship 2011
    Collette Twomey, Clonakilty Black Pudding

    C Woman of The Year for Special Recognition:
    Lieutenant Commander Roberta O’Brien

    C Woman of the Year 2011 (Overall Award)
    Lieutenant Commander Roberta O’Brien

    C Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
    Charlotte O’Byrne

    C Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
    Mairin Quill

    http://corkindependent.com/stories/i...an-of-the-Year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwatch View Post
    A total of 18 women from Cork were honoured on Friday night at the inaugural C Women of the Year Awards in the Imperial Hotel.
    Lieutenant Commander Roberta O’Brien, Ireland’s first female commander of a naval vessel, was the overall C Woman of the Year winner.
    Over 90 women were shortlisted for the awards and were chosen from over 600 nominations.
    The judges; Michael Mulcahy, publisher of C magazine and Business Cork, Manus O’Callaghan and James O’Sullivan, said Roberta O’Brien was a woman who had brought exceptional pride to Ireland, Cork and to women in all professions in Ireland. They said she had served her country with pride and distinction in the protection and safeguarding of our nation.
    Roberta is a native of the Glen of Aherlow in Tipperary and based at Haulbowline island in Cork.
    “I am honoured and thrilled to accept such an award, and I am delighted to be able to represent the successful link between the private and public sector,” said Lieutenant Commander O’Brien.
    Commodore Mark Mellett added: “Roberta epitomises the type of leader who, through their innovative competency and capacity for change, are bringing about transformation in the Naval Service. This is reflected in strategic initiatives such as IMERC, a living example of public sector transformation, bottom up, collaborative and evidence based,” he said.
    Michael Mulcahy said it was important to have one night in the year to recognise and honour women from all walks of life who have made a difference to Cork, in terms of politics, business, service, the arts and philanthropy.


    The winners were:

    C Woman of The Year for Culture 2011
    Lorraine Cahalane, Cork Vision Centre

    C Woman of The Year for Media 2011
    Emma Connolly, Evening Echo

    C Woman of The Year for Literature 2011
    Alice Taylor

    C Woman of The Year for Entertainment:
    Mon Murphy

    C Woman of The Year for Fashion 2011
    Marion Creedon Hegarty

    C Woman of the Year for Food 2011
    Sandra Murphy, Rising Tide

    C Woman of The Year for Politics 2011
    Minister Kathleen Lynch

    C Woman of The Year for Business 2011
    Linda Green, Vox Pro

    C Woman of The Year for Public Relations 2011
    Mary Hopkins

    C Woman of The Year for Broadcasting 2011
    Martina O’Donoghue C103FM

    C Woman of The Year for Music 2011
    Cara O’Sullivan

    C Woman of The Year for Theatre 2011
    Naomi Daly, Everyman Palace Theatre

    C Woman of The Year for Charitable 2011
    Adi Roche

    C Woman of The Year for Public Life 2011
    Abina Falvey

    C Woman of The Year for Arts 2011
    Nora Callanan, Alliance Francaise

    C Woman of The Year for Style 2011
    Valerie Cahill, IKON

    C Woman of The Year for Entrepreneurship 2011
    Collette Twomey, Clonakilty Black Pudding

    C Woman of The Year for Special Recognition:
    Lieutenant Commander Roberta O’Brien

    C Woman of the Year 2011 (Overall Award)
    Lieutenant Commander Roberta O’Brien

    C Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
    Charlotte O’Byrne

    C Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
    Mairin Quill

    http://corkindependent.com/stories/i...an-of-the-Year
    Let me get this straight, there was 18 "women of the year in Cork"?

    Seriously 18?
    Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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    All she needs is a horse and she would like like Princess Anne of England ,, what rank was her Daddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    All she needs is a horse and she would like like Princess Anne of England ,, what rank was her Daddy
    She is a well respected officer, who got where she is because she can do her job better than the rest.
    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com...27brien&page=3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    All she needs is a horse and she would like like Princess Anne of England ,, what rank was her Daddy
    Her Grandfather was a Warrant Officer, and here is a three day ban for your troubles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Heard there was a request to airlift him off, think it may have been compassionate grounds due to his mothers death, but didnt go ahead due Wx.
    Enda bids sad farewell to mother
    Taoiseach invokes indomitable spirit of his grandfather

    Tuesday November 29 2011

    THE "white beams" of our lighthouses called his mother Eithne home, Enda Kenny told a packed congregation at her funeral Mass yesterday.

    The theme of the ocean was woven throughout the simple but warm and dignified service in the Church of the Holy Rosary in the Taoiseach's hometown of Castlebar in Co Mayo.

    More than 8,000 people had paid their respects at the town's funeral home on Sunday, and yesterday about 1,000 mourners attended what the Taoiseach described as a "celebration" of the long life of his mother, who died on Saturday at the age of 93. She is survived by her five children John, Henry, Enda, Kieran and Maria and their families, including 11 grandchildren.

    Among the mourners were former president Mary McAleese and her husband Martin and two former taoisigh.

    John Bruton turned up with his wife Finola, and Bertie Ahern made one of his increasingly rare public appearances to offer his sympathies to his political adversary of many years.

    And they came to Mayo from across the political divide, including Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson, British ambassador Julian King and the north's Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.

    Also attending were Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, ministers Joan Burton, Frances Fitzgerald, Ruairi Quinn, Richard Bruton, James Reilly, Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney, Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett, government chief whip Paul Kehoe, MEP Mairead McGuinness, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, Colonel Michael McMahon, aide-de-camp to President Michael D Higgins, local councillor and close family friend Ger Deere and many TDs and senators.

    And the congregation learned a little about the life of the woman born Mary Eithne McGinley in Glencolumcille, Co Donegal, on February 12, 1918.

    Chief celebrant Fr Pat Donnellan, the parish priest of nearby Islandeady, where Mrs Kenny was buried alongside her husband Henry who died in 1975, described her as "a dignified and gracious lady. I do know that she was proud as punch that God blessed her with a son who was Taoiseach of our country," he said.

    But Eithne Kenny also knew much sorrow. One of her two brothers, John Joseph, died at the age of five, and her own mother died when she was eight. Later, when she married Henry Kenny, she gave birth to eight children, but triplet girls Bridget, Henrietta and Margaret died in infancy.

    However, much was spoken of the love this lighthouse- keeper's daughter had for her native Donegal, her home county of Mayo, and the mighty ocean which crashes against the shores of both.

    At the offertory, two county flags were brought to the altar. "The Donegal flag represents her native county and her family before she came to Mayo. She never lost her love of Donegal, its hills, its people, the sea, the island of Rathlin O'Birne and the lighthouse where her father James served for many years bringing the fishing trawlers safely home," her son Kieran said. The Mayo flag hung from the Kenny home in 1936 when Mayo won the All-Ireland -- Henry Kenny played on the team.

    Then her granddaughter Orla drew applause when she read a moving poem, again with the sea as a theme, which began: "A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says She is gone. Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all."

    When the Taoiseach stood to give his eulogy, he began by talking about Eithne Kenny's lighthouse-keeper father "whose job it was to light that light -- the first and last post either leaving or entering Ireland, a point of contact, a point of safety, a point of comfort".

    And he recalled how he had spent Friday night and Saturday morning aboard the LE Roisin, sailing from Cork to Dublin in a strong gale. "The thought struck me as we passed by Roche's Point and Ballycotton and on up the coast past Ardmore, and around by Wexford and Tuskar and Wicklow, that those lighthouses, built as marvels of engineering and instilled with a permanence, when they sent out their white beam of hope and comfort, it seemed as if they were calling her home. "And so it proved, standing on the deck of that boat I received the final message from Fionnuala," he told the congregation. "It was true, and home it is."

    Before he concluded, Enda asked for a round of applause. "What I'd like you to do is not give it for my words, or for me, but give it for the mothers of Ireland, those who are gone," he said, his voice cracking with emotion, "those who are here."

    After the Mass, the family remained in the church accepting condolences before taking Eithne Kenny to her final resting place beside her beloved husband. A silver-framed photograph of the couple had been placed on the coffin -- and it was clear Enda inherited his father's wide smile.

    But our Taoiseach has little time now to grieve for his mother. For this country is in treacherous waters, and he has a ship of state to steer. Just like his grandfather James, he has to keep us from being dashed against the rocks. Lise Hand .
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    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...r-2947767.html

    Only slightly connected, but worth mentioning, I think.

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    A lot of that women/men of the year shite is the same old soldiers turning up to pat each other on the back. At least, L/Cdr O'Brien breaks the mould in that she is the first of her kind, instead of the usual line-up of hackneyed politicians or foodies or charity junketeers.

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