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  • trellheim
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    I am pointing out inaccuracies in the statements made.
    RDFRA is not representative as it stands at the moment. This has not been the case in the past. The submission to CODF is at best risible and at worst damages further how the PDF see parts of the RDF.

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  • DeV
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    Do you follow RDFRA on social media? Are you on the mailing list and is your unit correct? A quick like and email solves that

    I attended my units online AGM (not great attendance) a while back, the election took place (including new faces being elected). The Formation committee subsequently met online and they did their thing. There was a subsequent meeting with the GOC and at least 1 item on the agenda was actioned immediately by the GOC.

    Not 100% about motions for conference, are they at that stage yet (ref submissions)?

    Was the CODF submission representative of my views ? Absolutely not and fundamentally disagree with a lot of it !
    was it representative of many peoples views ???? Possibly a case of trying to be all things to all people?



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  • trellheim
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    Every Unit and Sub Unit in the RDF (about 50) had an election in the past few months -> Not true.

    All RDFRA members received an email notifying them of the election time and date. -> No they didnt. ( I didn't and neither did any of the founder member officers I asked )

    Formation committee elections took place in the past three weeks and the National conference is on May 22nd.. -> That may or may not be true but its definitely not representative.

    APOD's point above is very valid and we're in Units a long way from each other - lets have a look at attendance at a few of those names in the pre-COVID... seriously lads who are yez kidding

    no polling for motions for NEC
    no input to CODF - with almost 12 months warning to poll the members

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  • Auldsod
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    Originally posted by Sluggie View Post

    Sorry, to clarify, some of the elections were under way before covid and took place in person at locations around the country. There was then a gap before the remaining elections were organised over zoom. All units held an election but you may have to scroll right back to see the initial ones.
    Ah, that makes sense. Mine took place pre covid. I was confused as to whether there should have been another for 2021. All good then so.

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  • Sluggie
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    Originally posted by Auldsod View Post
    May just have to ask. May not have happened yet? There were a number of sub unit elections on twitter but definitely not 50?
    Sorry, to clarify, some of the elections were under way before covid and took place in person at locations around the country. There was then a gap before the remaining elections were organised over zoom. All units held an election but you may have to scroll right back to see the initial ones.

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  • Auldsod
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    May just have to ask. May not have happened yet? There were a number of sub unit elections on twitter but definitely not 50?

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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by Auldsod View Post

    Now that's interesting. Nothing where I am.
    My locality advertised unit and formation elections for sure

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  • Auldsod
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    Originally posted by Sluggie View Post

    Every Unit and Sub Unit in the RDF (about 50) had an election in the past few months. All RDFRA members received an email notifying them of the election time and date. This was also published on social media. Scroll back through the RDFRA Twitter feed and you will see the notices.

    Formation committee elections took place in the past three weeks and the National conference is on May 22nd.

    There are no two members of the current NEC that come from the same unit.
    Now that's interesting. Nothing where I am.

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  • apod
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    Originally posted by Sluggie View Post

    Every Unit and Sub Unit in the RDF (about 50) had an election in the past few months. All RDFRA members received an email notifying them of the election time and date. This was also published on social media. Scroll back through the RDFRA Twitter feed and you will see the notices.

    Formation committee elections took place in the past three weeks and the National conference is on May 22nd.

    There are no two members of the current NEC that come from the same unit.
    My bad. Not NEC. Formation,

    Point still stands though. No district AGM. No direction on motions to conference from the membership.No input into submission to CODF.
    Total bullshit and NOT the way a Representative Association is meant to be ran.Not my words. Words of the members.

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  • Sluggie
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    Originally posted by apod View Post
    Speaking to a couple of AR buddies recently. They haven't had a RDFRA District AGM in Years yet there are two people from their unit on the RDFRA NEC. One of which hasn't worn the Uniform outside on St Patricks day in years also.Promises to show up for everything but doesn't.
    Every Unit and Sub Unit in the RDF (about 50) had an election in the past few months. All RDFRA members received an email notifying them of the election time and date. This was also published on social media. Scroll back through the RDFRA Twitter feed and you will see the notices.

    Formation committee elections took place in the past three weeks and the National conference is on May 22nd.

    There are no two members of the current NEC that come from the same unit.

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  • apod
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    Speaking to a couple of AR buddies recently. They haven't had a RDFRA District AGM in Years yet there are two people from their unit on the RDFRA NEC. One of which hasn't worn the Uniform outside on St Patricks day in years also.Promises to show up for everything but doesn't.

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  • Poiuyt
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    one benefit - or not - depends on your point of view - of the awful numbers - is the sheer amount of work out there means few teadrinkers are left.
    Oh, the tea drinkers are experts at getting out of work - probably why active officers are getting drowned in it. Get themselves "Elected" to RDFRA and cushy PAID position.

    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    RDFRA submission is not representative in the slightest,
    And that is a surprise? RDFRA is the refuge of the tea drinkers, has been for years.

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  • trellheim
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    D RES was in Clonmel long before Michael Smith.
    RDFRA submission is not representative in the slightest, A TD should not be given this kind of briefing material its meretricious cobblers

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post


    who on earth is raising this muck with TDs of all the problems we face, a permanent HQ is so far down the bottom of the list its touching bottom.

    Remember DRES in Clonmel ? Did fk all and was a retirement home for the bewildered or those who "liked the odd drink" . All our units are pdf units bar NSR ... fk me the level of insular idiots out there
    Seen the RDFRA submission?

    there was 2 directorates decentralised to Clonmel.

    D Res and D MP make of that what you will

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  • na grohmiti
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post


    who on earth is raising this muck with TDs of all the problems we face, a permanent HQ is so far down the bottom of the list its touching bottom.

    Remember DRES in Clonmel ? Did fk all and was a retirement home for the bewildered or those who "liked the odd drink" . All our units are pdf units bar NSR ... fk me the level of insular idiots out there
    That was a Michael Smith special. The same stroke got the Civil Defence training centre to Roscrea of all places (also under his portfolio).
    It may just be another avenue to restore Athlone to its past status, given her constituency.
    However anyone who thinks SF/PIRA have any interest in the welfare of Oglaigh Na hEireann needs a recent history lesson.

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