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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Good. Glad to hear it.

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  • A/TEL
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    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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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    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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  • na grohmiti
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    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.

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  • DeV
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    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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  • DeV
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    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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  • trellheim
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    a ministerial ceremony on a friday afternoon ?

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  • CTU
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    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.

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  • DeV
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    Refurbished Haulbowline Block 8 opened today (is that the one that had the fire?)

    The refurbishment of Block 8 is a €4.2m project which upgrades this listed building at Haulbowline Naval Base, to accommodate 70 living-in Naval Service personnel stationed at Haulbowline Naval Base.

    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.



    https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/...val-base-cork/

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  • na grohmiti
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    Originally posted by apod View Post
    Well the signage at the front gate certainly has.
    That photo is welllllllllll old.
    You'd have thought the Limerick leader would have someone who could nip up the road to take a modern photo? Maybe even attend the opening?
    What year was that wall painted? 2015/16?

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  • apod
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    Well the signage at the front gate certainly has.
    That photo is welllllllllll old.

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  • na grohmiti
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    Originally posted by Auldsod View Post

    Correct, it overlooks the NSR building.
    Thanks, it's possibly 10 years since I was inside the gates. I'm sure much has changed.

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  • Auldsod
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    Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    New Gym in Sarsfield Bks opened during the week also.



    Defence Minister in Limerick to open new multi-million euro sports facility - Limerick Leader

    Unless I'm mistaken they put it behind the Church?
    Correct, it overlooks the NSR building.

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  • na grohmiti
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    New Gym in Sarsfield Bks opened during the week also.

    Defence Minister in Limerick to open new multi-million euro sports facility



    Defence Minister Simon Coveney opened a new Multi Sports Facility in Sarsfield Barracks

    Cian Ó Broin

    06 May 2022 4:00 PM

    Email:

    cian.obroin@limerickleader.ie


    THE DEFENCE Minister was in Limerick to open a new Gymnasium and Multi Sports facility at Sarsfield Barracks.

    This new €3.2m facility is an important element of the Defence Forces ongoing capital building programme, Minister Simon Coveney TD said.

    The building represents a significant upgrading of the facilities of Sarsfield Barracks and is one of a suite of new infrastructure projects to be delivered for the 1 Bde as part of the Defence Forces Infrastructure Plan.
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    Minister Coveney stated: “The provision of this new gymnasium and multi-purpose hall will improve the living and working environment for military personnel at Sarsfield Barracks."

    He also stressed that it will be of major benefit in achieving the high standards of physical fitness necessary for the development of military fitness, essential to meet the operational requirements of the Defence Forces both at home and overseas.





    The new gym will cater for the physical fitness and well-being needs of over 530 Defence Forces personnel stationed at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick and from the surrounding area.

    Minister Coveney acknowledged all those involved in delivering the facility "in these challenging times."

    He praised the Design Team and the Contractor, Martins Construction Ltd, who are a Munster-based company.

    "This is designed to modernise and enhance the training, operational and accommodation facilities available to members.

    "Having a high quality gymnasium on site will also deliver high quality support to Defence Forces’ health and physical fitness levels," he added.
    Defence Minister in Limerick to open new multi-million euro sports facility - Limerick Leader

    Unless I'm mistaken they put it behind the Church?

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  • DeV
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    https://twitter.com/berrycathal/stat...kQoRHa1fcD3YVA

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