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    Couldn't agree more. I can accept the arguments...

    Couldn't agree more. I can accept the arguments as to whether or not the government should have should sent a representative, elected or not.

    However, I for one would much rather have my parents,...
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    Possibly the most sensible option in my book....

    Possibly the most sensible option in my book. Wouldn't have taken too much thought either.

    Shane Ross would have reveled in the pagentry of it all!
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    Problem with a rescheduling is that this could...

    Problem with a rescheduling is that this could impact the travel plans and bookings of friends and families attending the event. There are moving parts outside of DF control other than the Minister...
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    Tetchy. I just don't think it's practical for a...

    Tetchy. I just don't think it's practical for a project of this scale. Better managed by someone full time in the DF or someone contracted in to do it FT.

    We can just differ on this one. I just...
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    I really can't see it being realistic for a...

    I really can't see it being realistic for a reservist.

    There would be plenty of meetings to attend and it is likely that not many or any could be facilitated at the weekend.

    Also remuneration...
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    There are a few of those!

    There are a few of those!
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    As imporant as yesterday was for the Defence...

    As imporant as yesterday was for the Defence Forces, the new officers and their families, the commissioning paled in comparison to what was underway in Leinster House.

    It wasn't an ordinary vote...
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    On further reading, she was met by the below...

    On further reading, she was met by the below cutter.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Confidence_(WMEC-619)

    Seems they tried to get in contact the ship's owner to arrange a tug but nothing...
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    I don't think she had anything larger than 7.62....

    I don't think she had anything larger than 7.62. The USCG would have more likely had something with a bigger bang assuming it was a cutter than met her way out in the Atlantic. Surprised they didn't...
  10. Thread: New Generals?

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    You're leaving us hanging here. Context!

    You're leaving us hanging here. Context!
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    So that leaves two potential scenarios. - S.3...

    So that leaves two potential scenarios.

    - S.3 was amended (possibly with a few iterations) around the time of FEMPI to reduce reserve pay in line with the then reduced PDF pay scales less 10% and...
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    A thread open already but very interesting....

    A thread open already but very interesting. Largest other deployments I can think of in recent years were TA infantry companies deployed as divisional headquarters security during and shortly after...
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    Don't worry. I got it :-D

    Don't worry. I got it :-D
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    Change that to Cpl and above and most will still...

    Change that to Cpl and above and most will still get paid in some units!
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    Ah but that's due to our own personal...

    Ah but that's due to our own personal circumstances. We choose to do this and another job.

    Also, if you were a student, it could easily be just over 20%

    I actually pay 48% on every RDF pay...
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    Of course we don't get paid more. The RDF never...

    Of course we don't get paid more. The RDF never will and never should receive MSA. I will strongly disagree with anyone who suggests otherwise.

    I'm not too worried about the increments side of...
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    We do need to think of the consequences though....

    We do need to think of the consequences though. The RDF budget is fixed so if there is a pay out, it could potentially decimate paid man days for a year to make up the short fall.

    Then again, the...
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    A key question of which I'm sure we will never...

    A key question of which I'm sure we will never hear the answer here is - how difficult would it be to calculate and pay any back pay?

    - Is the system malleable enough that the increased pay...
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    I already sent a mail to one of the mods on it....

    I already sent a mail to one of the mods on it. I'm assuming it was closed by mistake as I can't see any logical reason for it being closed.
    Personally, I believe the RDFRA should pick and choose...
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    https://twitter.com/RDFRepAssoc/status/12236782870...

    https://twitter.com/RDFRepAssoc/status/1223678287035207681

    Some fantastic news announced today. Pay scales to be moved back in line with the PDF (less 10%). A lot done and more to do but good work...
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    PDF.

    PDF.
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    [QUOTE=batterysgt;472392] As with anything we...

    As with anything we do, safety is a huge factor. Perhaps the balance between running something for the RDF in modularised form as opposed to running it FT like the PDF will result in an impect...
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    I'm not going to name the course but it's already...

    I'm not going to name the course but it's already condensed into a very short time frame with limitations on instructors and equipment. There wouldn't be time to catch up on the missed content if you...
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    There is a subtle difference though. These...

    There is a subtle difference though. These training nights would take place mainly at your unit. The nights with other units would be flagged well in advance and they would be fully paid etc. Such a...
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    That's crazy. There is fair chance he would have...

    That's crazy. There is fair chance he would have been previously conscripted as an enlisted solder in the Swedish Armed Forces so may have gained enough military bearing there to pull it off. Just me...
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