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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    The contract for medicals posted in December (by Dev).

    Allows for 200 medicals for RDF in Dublin/Leinster per annum.
    Dublin, most of Lenister, Ulster and Connaught

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  • trellheim
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    The contract for medicals posted in December (by Dev).

    Allows for 200 medicals for RDF in Dublin/Leinster per annum.


    I have to wonder who allows these tenders to go out or forecasted these numbers . Depressing does not even begin to cover it.


    The Defence Forces occupational medical service includes induction medicals for new applicants into the Permanent Defence Forces (PDF) and the Reserve Defence Forces (RDF). It also includes an annual occupational medicals for existing members designed to ensure that Defence Forces personnel are medically fit to undertake the duties assigned to them and to treat any medical conditions arising which would inhibit their capacity to undertake such duties.

    The Medical Corps is augmented by contracted doctors and other medical professionals where there is a shortfall in internal medical resources. Occupational medicals is an example of one such shortfall in internal medical resources.

    The Defence Forces does employ Military Medical Officers and it is important to note that during the course of this contract, there will be recruitment efforts to employ additional Military Medical Officers. This may have an impact on the services requirement from the contracted Service Providers, however given the numbers of Defence Forces personnel it is envisioned there will always be a requirement for contracted Occupational Medical Services.

    To ensure the continuity of medical capability at home and abroad the Defence Forces is seeking a service provider(s) for the provision of Occupational Medicals across three lots.:

    St.Bricins (likely to be Baldonnel from 2024) - 3,400 occupational medicals over 4 years. Location of some medicals subject to change.

    Curragh Camp - 3,400 occupational medicals over 4 years

    Collins Bks Cork - 3,400 occupational medicals over 4 years. Location of some medicals subject to change.


    Allows for 400 PDF and 200 RDF induction medicals per year per location. RDF medicals both midweek and at weekends.​

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  • batterysgt
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    Pay section in Galway ? The very definition of horrible bureaucracy - every single interaction (bar one) has been negative and I think the person who answered me that one time was covering.
    They've always answered and replied positively to any question I have asked. If it takes them time to get an answer on pension/grat/ pdf pay and rdf pay, they have said so and have always reverted back in the time they said it would take.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    Pay section in Galway ? The very definition of horrible bureaucracy - every single interaction (bar one) has been negative and I think the person who answered me that one time was covering.
    My experiences have been different thankfully

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  • trellheim
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    Pay section in Galway ? The very definition of horrible bureaucracy - every single interaction (bar one) has been negative and I think the person who answered me that one time was covering.

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  • batterysgt
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    No they do their job. They fail at integration between civil and military and that's definitely changing for the better.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by batterysgt View Post
    The dept does what's required of them, make sure the rules are followed and on very rare occasions amend or write new ones.
    One of their jobs is providing for the defence of the State

    they Fail

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  • batterysgt
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    The dept does what's required of them, make sure the rules are followed and on very rare occasions amend or write new ones.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Even the Galway thing doesn't hold water, as there are other Depts to be found in Galway. The only reason people live in Newbridge by choice is to commute to Dublin.
    In fairness, any dealing I’ve had with or been aware of ….Renmore is efficient and helpful

    the Excel pay sheet came from there
    getting AF14C paid
    income statements

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  • na grohmiti
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    Even the Galway thing doesn't hold water, as there are other Depts to be found in Galway. The only reason people live in Newbridge by choice is to commute to Dublin.

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  • trellheim
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    The Department of Defence can best be described as a venn diagram of (those in the civil service who wanted to decentralize to Newbridge) union (those who have a good thing going in Renmore (pay section) in Galway and wont take any risk that might put that at risk, i.e. play it safe ) . This literally tells you all you need to know.

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  • ODIN
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    If you read the new R5 ( not a restricted document) you can see that the Department remains completely out of touch with what is on the ground
    One wonders what they do on a day to day basis? I imagine a Scooby Doo esq villain, scheming ways to thwart Irelands Defence.

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  • trellheim
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    Looking back at that we are in a different place. I've never once met the Department to come and talk to people on the ground, even the commission did that little bit . IN fairness to the General Staff down the years, they have listened (some ).

    If you read the new R5 ( not a restricted document) you can see that the Department remains completely out of touch with what is on the ground

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  • na grohmiti
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post


    White Paper 2015


    Vague.
    Department of Defence will undertake a review of the provisions of the Defence Acts and bring forward proposals for any changes to the Defence Acts that may be required in order to reflect the possible crisis situations, where activation of members of the Reserve is appropriate
    Lets write another report that nobody will read.

    Members of the RDF continue to play an important role in contributing to state ceremonial events. The Government value this contribution and have decided that it should be assigned as a formal role for the Reserve as follows:
    • To contribute to state ceremonial events.​
    Tin Soldiers.

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  • ODIN
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post


    White Paper 2015


    Seven years old, no clarification on "crisis situations". The Lithuanian taskings reads like a mission statement, the Irish white paper reads like an after thought.

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