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  • I expect all sorts of such absolute tosh given we are effectively now in the run-in to a GE where opposition will spout any oul muck to get a vote or two.

    As for Chuck's comment re cushy numbers I saw that first hand in the new Defence Bill which contained the interesting proviso that while reservists could serve overseas, they could not do so in the cushy numbers you refer to. Raises interesting point if you have a specialist RDF man who wants to fill a difficult specialist role when the PDF have no-one to go . Anyway back on topic.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    • Originally posted by na grohmiti

      Interesting exchange at the end of this Seanad session, not sure what to make of it, almost comes across as a neither confirm nor deny "Glomar" style response

      Deputy Simon Coveney
      .....Reference was made to the closure of the Cathal Brugha Barracks. There is no decision to close Cathal Brugha Barracks.
      Senator Michael McDowell
      I am glad to hear that.
      Senator Diarmuid Wilson
      Hear, hear.
      Deputy Simon Coveney
      Let me make it clear. That decision has not been made. It is not close to being made.
      Last edited by CTU; 5 October 2022, 16:28.
      It was the year of fire...the year of destruction...the year we took back what was ours.
      It was the year of rebirth...the year of great sadness...the year of pain...and the year of joy.
      It was a new age...It was the end of history.
      It was the year everything changed.

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      • Thats a political No. A political "maybe" sounds like this. "The defence forces property portfolio is always under review".
        For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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        • LDA have a tender out for Phase 1 of Devoy Barracks

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          • Originally posted by DeV View Post
            LDA have a tender out for Phase 1 of Devoy Barracks
            Eh???

            Which part of Devoy Bks? Seeing as the Kildare Co Co office and car park encompasses a good chunk of it, and the Osprey Hotel takes up probably another good lump of the footprint
            "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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            • Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post

              Eh???

              Which part of Devoy Bks? Seeing as the Kildare Co Co office and car park encompasses a good chunk of it, and the Osprey Hotel takes up probably another good lump of the footprint
              “Devoy Barracks housing development is a key strategic project located on John Devoy Road, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland and forms part of current and future programmes of work to be undertaken by the Contracting Authority to develop affordable sale, cost rental and social housing and apartments.
              The development consists of circa 19,650 sqm of accommodation, delivering 219 new homes, comprising of a mix of terraced houses, duplexes, apartments, a creche, and all ranging in height from 2 to 5 storeys. The new neighbourhood provides homezones, on street parking, tree planting, and open spaces that seamlessly connect throughout. The development will also include:
              a) Undercroftcarparking
              b) Provision of water services, foul and surface water drainage and associated connections across Devoy Barracks with attenuation
              c) Extensive landscaping and public realm works
              d) All associated and ancillary site development and infrastructural works, hard and soft landscaping and boundary treatment works.
              Further details of the development can be found at https://devoynaasshd2.ie/ with the planning case number at An Bord Pleanála: TA09. 313276.​”

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              • All that's left is the main arch from the old AAS, from what I recall.
                For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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                • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
                  All that's left is the main arch from the old AAS, from what I recall.
                  ... and a 25 pounder parked in same...
                  "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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                  • And the former main gates to the barracks.

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                    • Originally posted by DeV View Post

                      “Devoy Barracks housing development is a key strategic project located on John Devoy Road, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland and forms part of current and future programmes of work to be undertaken by the Contracting Authority to develop affordable sale, cost rental and social housing and apartments.
                      The development consists of circa 19,650 sqm of accommodation, delivering 219 new homes, comprising of a mix of terraced houses, duplexes, apartments, a creche, and all ranging in height from 2 to 5 storeys. The new neighbourhood provides homezones, on street parking, tree planting, and open spaces that seamlessly connect throughout. The development will also include:
                      a) Undercroftcarparking
                      b) Provision of water services, foul and surface water drainage and associated connections across Devoy Barracks with attenuation
                      c) Extensive landscaping and public realm works
                      d) All associated and ancillary site development and infrastructural works, hard and soft landscaping and boundary treatment works.
                      Further details of the development can be found at https://devoynaasshd2.ie/ with the planning case number at An Bord Pleanála: TA09. 313276.​”
                      there's a plot beside the Kildare Civil Defence behind the Council buildings. Extensive building of apartments already going on further behind that campus.

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