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  1. We seem to be going down the well worn path of...

    We seem to be going down the well worn path of identifying the malaise that currently exists and possibly always did exist in the RDF.

    It seems the most agreed on point is that moving to a one...
  2. Indeed but you'll also note that as we are only...

    Indeed but you'll also note that as we are only on FTT so few days a year, most of our payslips are class M.
  3. Could you possibly PM me detail on the PQ? I'm...

    Could you possibly PM me detail on the PQ? I'm assuming there is a link.

    The reserves is not a job and more of an 'office'. You'll notice that with your PRSI class. We don't pay PRSI in most...
  4. Doesn't seem like a bad future to me. Requires...

    Doesn't seem like a bad future to me. Requires more commitment but we would be so much more efficient.

    Better training and just the benefits of being in a military environment for a whole weekend...
  5. I'm intrigued to know how though? My...

    I'm intrigued to know how though?

    My understanding that this would be true if you were in a trade and you could write off the transport expenses (diesel, etc) off against the revenue from said...
  6. I agree with your point on one level and I do...

    I agree with your point on one level and I do think that putting the power to recruit back with diligent RDF personnel using an open door recruitment policy would greatly increase numbers being...
  7. The romantic part of me agrees with 'na grohmiti'...

    The romantic part of me agrees with 'na grohmiti' here and the image of a local young lad or girl joining up in their local small town or even village. It is an appealing vision. Links to the local...
  8. Personally I think the idea of rural centres...

    Personally I think the idea of rural centres would only work if the RDF could be made a success and possibly even increase in establishment.

    Any reserve unit with it's own location should be of...
  9. Of course. Just wanted to fill it out.

    Of course. Just wanted to fill it out.
  10. It may not make sense to to move an entire...

    It may not make sense to to move an entire capability to the reserve. Currency would need to be maintained within the PDF so as to be able to keep institutional knowledge, provide training schools as...
  11. I agree and disagree with you on these points. ...

    I agree and disagree with you on these points.

    I definitely think their needs to be manned offices at least for some period of the week. Just takes a notice on the door. We will be here at x time...
  12. I don't see anything in the terms of reference...

    I don't see anything in the terms of reference that conflicts with what I stated. Sure we will see what gets delivered in the end.

    Just wanted to give a perspective from someone who's not in as...
  13. Commission on the Defence Forces - Reserve Discussion

    We have a Commission on the Defence Forces incoming and I thought I’d put my views to paper and see if I can illicit any opinion or discussion. I’m from the reserve and specifically NSR side of the...
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    The use of PPE, social distancing and rigourous...

    The use of PPE, social distancing and rigourous cleaning.
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    Rest in Peace. May I ask what Tony's handle on...

    Rest in Peace.

    May I ask what Tony's handle on here was?
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    It didn't make the programme for government...

    It didn't make the programme for government anyway. I guess it's been quietly forgotten about.

    I wonder did they actual ask the leadership of the DF if there would be an overall appetite for...
  17. Thread: Medals

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    Agreement wasn't ratified until 1922 but you are...

    Agreement wasn't ratified until 1922 but you are correct, signed in 1921. There surely won't be a medal for it. Unlike 1916, it's divisive and finished up with civil war. Will be left well alone I'd...
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    I think this thread could get interesting.... ...

    I think this thread could get interesting....

    I'd be highly surprised if there is a covid medal or a 2021/22 medal either...

    Maybe some of the current recruits/cadets will see the 1949...
  19. Also correct. They still need cooks and clerks.

    Also correct. They still need cooks and clerks.
  20. Have you come across many wearing the 'light...

    Have you come across many wearing the 'light bulb' during your service?
  21. It is correct. The para roled units would have...

    It is correct. The para roled units would have clerks assigned from the AGC for example and many of them would not have completed (or would need to have completed) the basic parachute course....
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    Sticky: Poll: Grat to be payable on meeting all the old R5...

    Grat to be payable on meeting all the old R5 requirements and one week at sea would be a fantastic incentive. Just needs the will. I'm sure most would do more if able.
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    Sticky: Poll: It could increase the numbers enlisting but if a...

    It could increase the numbers enlisting but if a lot more was expected from the NSR, I'd imagine incentives would have to come the other way. Return of the Grat would incentivise reservists meeting a...
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    Sticky: Poll: Should the state top up the salary of the joiner...

    Should the state top up the salary of the joiner if their is a large disparity between their pay on civi street and their pay as a recruit/OS? The above sounds wonderful but a minefield in practice. ...
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    Sticky: Poll: I'm not going to discuss that on a public forum...

    I'm not going to discuss that on a public forum and I can only comment with certainty for my own unit (which I won't).
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