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  • #31
    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Crews won't live on existing vessels…..never mind ships converted to accom purposes
    I agree, for all the reasons mentioned, that it would be a bad idea from an accountancy and a manning point of view- fire, sanitation, space in dockyard, maintenance and running power, pumps etc. In the old days Black Prince was at its own pier in Ringaskiddy /Monkstown. We gave it all away and we just have one little island not big enough for it's future needs when the 2% budget comes home.

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    • #32
      it also begs the question, why doesnt the NS have a base elsewhere? Even the Don had two!

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      • #33
        Does Rathmullan count?
        German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
        German 2: Private? I am a general!
        German 1: That is the bad news.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
          it also begs the question, why doesnt the NS have a base elsewhere? Even the Don had two!
          There were a number of Naval ports in use in the early 20th century, including Killybegs, Bear island, Dunlaoghaire. We do need another Naval base with alongside berths, shore installations, fuel tanks, and acceptable accommodation. In any event a port of refuge is needed, if you have to reposition assets in a conflict or emergency situation. The Defence forces have never acquired a predictive outlook and plan for the inevitable. The relinquishing of Defence lands all over the country has painted us into a corner with the Curragh as the last Bastion for the Army, while the Navy are squeezed by loss of harbour property and an ongoing encroachment by the CHB.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by ancientmariner View Post
            There were a number of Naval ports in use in the early 20th century, including Killybegs, Bear island, Dunlaoghaire. We do need another Naval base with alongside berths, shore installations, fuel tanks, and acceptable accommodation. In any event a port of refuge is needed, if you have to reposition assets in a conflict or emergency situation. The Defence forces have never acquired a predictive outlook and plan for the inevitable. The relinquishing of Defence lands all over the country has painted us into a corner with the Curragh as the last Bastion for the Army, while the Navy are squeezed by loss of harbour property and an ongoing encroachment by the CHB.
            Now our mandarins have augmented the use of our only Naval Base, squeezed by Harbour developments, by adding an Amenity/Play Park to it's Naval Dockyard. So now Haulbowline is , in geographic order, a Crematorium, Naval Base and Dockyard, and Public Amenity Park, all using the same bridge access. I wonder who is in charge of Strategic thinking!!!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by ancientmariner View Post
              Now our mandarins have augmented the use of our only Naval Base, squeezed by Harbour developments, by adding an Amenity/Play Park to it's Naval Dockyard. So now Haulbowline is , in geographic order, a Crematorium, Naval Base and Dockyard, and Public Amenity Park, all using the same bridge access. I wonder who is in charge of Strategic thinking!!!
              What use could the DF had put the now park?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by DeV View Post
                What use could the DF had put the now park?
                Right now nothing, other than knowing it is cleaned up and could be used for the maintenance of a fitness regime at large. Later for allowing a major step like widening the basin, building further stores, and technical buildings, including a Dockyard HQ.

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                • #38
                  Not a chance. That is a green field site for at least the next centenary. Anyone considering breaking ground there does so risking exposure of toxic by products, which they have spent the last few years going to lots of trouble keeping them below the subsoil and out of the atmosphere.
                  Those who work on the island will have a nice park to take their lunchtime run, an alternative to crossing the bridge.
                  German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                  German 2: Private? I am a general!
                  German 1: That is the bad news.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
                    Not a chance. That is a green field site for at least the next centenary. Anyone considering breaking ground there does so risking exposure of toxic by products, which they have spent the last few years going to lots of trouble keeping them below the subsoil and out of the atmosphere.
                    Those who work on the island will have a nice park to take their lunchtime run, an alternative to crossing the bridge.
                    The only way to use such a site is bury it deep with cleaner materials. If, say ,widening the East wall by moving it 350 feet eastwards then all that material could be spread over the present remediated area. New buildings could be built on drill hole piles that are rafted together, and services could be run in the new added top layers. In the meantime it could be a recreational facility. Right now it gets waterlogged in part.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by ancientmariner View Post
                      The only way to use such a site is bury it deep with cleaner materials. If, say ,widening the East wall by moving it 350 feet eastwards then all that material could be spread over the present remediated area. New buildings could be built on drill hole piles that are rafted together, and services could be run in the new added top layers. In the meantime it could be a recreational facility. Right now it gets waterlogged in part.
                      The remediation dealt with the pools.
                      I fear though it will become like the other park on a dump in Cork, which is inaccessible most of the time, and impossible to access as pedestrians, due to one locked gate.
                      German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                      German 2: Private? I am a general!
                      German 1: That is the bad news.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
                        The remediation dealt with the pools.
                        I fear though it will become like the other park on a dump in Cork, which is inaccessible most of the time, and impossible to access as pedestrians, due to one locked gate.
                        Duty of care always applies. Dept of Lands or whoever must ensure safety on the Sea boundary and surface integrity etc

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