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Clacks
27th July 2014, 23:38
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/defence-forces-can-play-role-in-recovery-says-coveney-1.1878459?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Jetjock
28th July 2014, 00:56
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/defence-forces-can-play-role-in-recovery-says-coveney-1.1878459?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Or Coast Guard to be consumed by the altogether larger entity that is the Irish Naval Service.

hptmurphy
28th July 2014, 17:06
How would the likes of CHC react to being subservient to the military authorities, would the air corps look to manage the air borne assets, and would all those retired naval officers who took up positions in the Coast Guard suddenly find themselves back in the Navy again.

Given a lot of the people in the coast guard are unpaid volunteers how would they feature in an arm of the defence forces.

A lot of politicking to be sorted before it could be moved on.

gibedepusib0ss
28th July 2014, 19:32
No, that's exactly what we DON'T need. No 'real politik'. Just make the sensible right decisions, and go with it. We don't need to worry about retired naval officers jobs, if they don't like it we can bin them. CHC won't be subservient, they can proceed as normal, after all they answer to the government at the end of the day. The volunteers will still be volunteers - if it aint broken, don't fix it.

hptmurphy
28th July 2014, 22:19
No, that's exactly what we DON'T need. No 'real politik'. Just make the sensible right decisions, and go with it. We don't need to worry about retired naval officers jobs, if they don't like it we can bin them. CHC won't be subservient, they can proceed as normal, after all they answer to the government at the end of the day. The volunteers will still be volunteers - if it aint broken, don't fix it.


Won't work. Was mooted before. Unless the Coast Guard were raised to that level of the US Coast Guard you'll have a two tier system within one organisation that is currently funded from two different entities.

The Coast guard would get direct access to ocean going vessels but that would be a double edged sword in that neither would ever get access to the specific type of vessel required for the job. E.G. tug type vessels.

The Naval Service needs to be looking at overseas deployment in the gulf etc. to secure its future, not adding to that work load in local waters that would prevent such deployments.

danno
8th August 2014, 00:11
Very unlikely given that the CG subs outs its functions with the exception of the radio network.