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  • #91
    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    Refurbished Haulbowline Block 8 opened today (is that the one that had the fire?)

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    https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/...val-base-cork/
    No the one that burnt down is the one being propped up at the end in this picture,

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FbpooBXWQAE4sM-?format=jpg

    To be honest, looking at that, you would be better off nocking that block down completely and rebuilding it with modern materials (concrete frame - prefab curtain wall etc.., even if it has to look like the original structure), then trying to save what is left of the outside walls.
    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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    • #92
      a ministerial ceremony on a friday afternoon ?
      "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

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

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      • #93
        Originally posted by CTU View Post

        No the one that burnt down is the one being propped up at the end in this picture,

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FbpooBXWQAE4sM-?format=jpg

        To be honest, looking at that, you would be better off nocking that block down completely and rebuilding it with modern materials (concrete frame - prefab curtain wall etc.., even if it has to look like the original structure), then trying to save what is left of the outside walls.
        Thanks

        Built in 1822, Block 8 is included on the Cork County Council Record of Protected Structures and the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) rates it as a building of Regional importance.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by trellheim View Post
          a ministerial ceremony on a friday afternoon ?
          In the Ministers constituency (or very close to it)

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          • #95
            Originally posted by DeV View Post

            In the Ministers constituency (or very close to it)
            Not for long.

            Block 4 can be retained. Worth noting that both block 9 and 10 (they face east, and identical to block 8) also suffered fires over the years, and are still standing. Apparently the plan is to have a building within a building, which will in turn hold the old structure up in a far more efficient manner than is currently the case. Experts have looked at the stone, and while it was thought the ferocity of the fire may have altered the integrity of the stone, it is clear, over 15 years later, that this has not been the case.

            The important thing is there is now live-in accom on base for more people. However, it may have been better if there were more single rooms, in the long term.
            For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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            • #96
              The snag with lots of people living on the base is that the individual is always available for whatever "extras" the SNCOs can dream up. Need a few lads to do a GoH? need a few lads to pick up papers? Go over to B Block or what ever and reel in a few gulls for unofficial work. Peoeple have to be given space to rest after patrols...You also have to watch out for bullying and hazing. You also have to make sure that people living in keep their quarters clean and keep the general areas clean, as there have always been horror stories of the unhygenic nature of some people who "live in". Every Barracks had their manky "rats".

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              • #97
                Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                The snag with lots of people living on the base is that the individual is always available for whatever "extras" the SNCOs can dream up. Need a few lads to do a GoH? need a few lads to pick up papers? Go over to B Block or what ever and reel in a few gulls for unofficial work. Peoeple have to be given space to rest after patrols...You also have to watch out for bullying and hazing. You also have to make sure that people living in keep their quarters clean and keep the general areas clean, as there have always been horror stories of the unhygenic nature of some people who "live in". Every Barracks had their manky "rats".
                That does NOT happen.
                After secure (1620hrs) Base SLI personnel will not be tasked unless on duty bar a full recall of personnel for a ship on sailing order.
                There is a lurk list for seagoing reliefs and duties so regardless of living in or out, everyone is treated fairly.
                No unofficial work takes place for SLI personnel unless tasked by OC for extra duties as a result of disiplinary action.

                The accomodation is managed by a SNCO and inspected weekly on OCs rounds.

                Just a point as well on ships companies. A ship is a separate unit which has its own Chain of Command.
                Personnel from a ship living in a block on the base while ship is off sailing order, cannot be tasked by a shore based unit OC.
                Not in their chain.

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                • #98
                  Good. Glad to hear it.

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