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    Looking at the graph, I am reminded of the RDF...

    Looking at the graph, I am reminded of the RDF "golden years" in the late 90s/ early 2000s. We were all issued Combats (initially o/g, later DPM) and were armed with modern firearms (initially FAL,...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50524438938_0c...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50524438938_0cd443fbb9_b.jpggraph

    Hope this helps.
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    It may be that the decision is made based on the...

    It may be that the decision is made based on the fact that the type is very good at what it does, and by changing now, we get a good 2nd hand price as we replace with something with slightly more all...
  4. Modern society considers the following tv show...

    Modern society considers the following tv show racist, and you won't find it re-broadcast anywhere, even though it comes from the same writer as Dad's army, Hi-De-Hi, Are you being served, Allo Allo...
  5. Best option so perhaps is to rebuild it on the...

    Best option so perhaps is to rebuild it on the old footprint using modern methods, because the current situation, with what is still a protected structure, held in place by steel bracing, serves...
  6. You have been out of the system for too long.

    You have been out of the system for too long.
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50520072633_65...

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    The grey (?)dots show the changes in government over the years beginning at the 19th Dail in 1968, ending with the current...
  8. That would be a shame. Because you know like...

    That would be a shame. Because you know like block 10 it would be left idle for evermore if demolished.
  9. Is there still proposals to use Block 4 for...

    Is there still proposals to use Block 4 for accommodation? (With some imaginative engineering it would be achievable).
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    Poll: Does anyone have a times account? I can't see the...

    Does anyone have a times account? I can't see the second half. I expect it won't cheer me up much.

    How can this happen?
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    Our greens choose to avoid the subject matter...

    Our greens choose to avoid the subject matter completely.
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    When I first joined in the 80s, It was very much...

    When I first joined in the 80s, It was very much a case of once you were on the books, you were on the books until someone informed the unit of your demise, or you went to the trouble of telling the...
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    I notice that the moment of RDFRIP in 2005 was...

    I notice that the moment of RDFRIP in 2005 was also the first time RDF numbers begin to dip below PDF numbers. While the PDF decline has been gradual since, RDF numbers have been in freefall,...
  14. The park hasn't opened, and won't open for some...

    The park hasn't opened, and won't open for some time by the sound of it. Hopefully it will end up like the Camp Field in Collins barracks and remain available for members of the NS only.
    Click the...
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    €817m last year. And they want to increase it...

    €817m last year. And they want to increase it year on year until it is 0.7% of GNI by 2025.
    Of OECD countries, Ireland provides the 12th highest % of GDP to overseas development Aid.
    More than...
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    That's not how government spending works,...

    That's not how government spending works, fortunately.
    All countries are in deficit. The stronger your ability to repay, the more money you can borrow. We just used our rainy day fund to keep...
  17. We are just more used to tiptoeing around the...

    We are just more used to tiptoeing around the snowflakes.

    As an aside, on a recent Occupational First Aid course, our instructor told us when he did a course at a certain broadcasters HQ, the...
  18. Whatever about the leak, the photos can only have...

    Whatever about the leak, the photos can only have been taken by someone in the crew, and this is a huge breach of security.
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    From what I see, in the last 20 years the Defence...

    From what I see, in the last 20 years the Defence forces strength, PDF and RDF has halved!
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    Poll: Does the Old VOR/DME still act as a marker for...

    Does the Old VOR/DME still act as a marker for aircraft on approach to Dublin, and a warning for when the ranges are in use?
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    Poll: The obvious answer is to move everything to...

    The obvious answer is to move everything to Shannon,(it's foreign military flights that keep it afloat anyway) before it becomes derelict. Do it in Phases, so the whole organisation doesn't all have...
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    Poll: Compared to Baldonnel though, it's practically...

    Compared to Baldonnel though, it's practically isolated.
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    Poll: This is why I hate posting here on my phone. It...

    This is why I hate posting here on my phone. It autocorrects to the strangest terms. I typed "Gormo". The PC doesnt even corect my smeling pistakes,
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    Poll: Dublin has built itself around Baldonnel. Not...

    Dublin has built itself around Baldonnel.
    Not much scope without diverting a few roads also. Not to mention nearby residential areas.
    Gormo had more scope for expansion and less locals to complain...
  25. Thats exactly how it works. Its ok for some...

    Thats exactly how it works. Its ok for some people to say it, but not others.
    Thats just how it is.
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