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    Sticky: You want to be tossed around in a planing hull in...

    You want to be tossed around in a planing hull in the Atlantic? Be my guest ...
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    Why? Some countries send out the postal ballot...

    Why? Some countries send out the postal ballot papers to everybody and have something like 30% postal vote. Enfranchise people. Make it as easy as possible to vote.
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    Sticky: Nope. same hull, one less deck.

    Nope. same hull, one less deck.
  4. Thread: Drydocking?

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    Currently Dublin port is gaining traffic to the...

    Currently Dublin port is gaining traffic to the continent. I see traffic to the continent gaining momentum and Irish Sea not so much. I'd much rather develop a port further south.
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    With Brexit traffic to the UK is going to be...

    With Brexit traffic to the UK is going to be less, not more. I see no point in a new short sea port for the Irish Sea. Run the trains into Rosslare Europort again and if we need more cargo capacity,...
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    Brittany specifically shifted after talking to...

    Brittany specifically shifted after talking to haulage companies about their requirements.
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    I see that ICRR are flying with 3 crew anybody...

    I see that ICRR are flying with 3 crew anybody know what that is? Pilot, copilot, EMT? No doctor?
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    no. they want to defeat body armour - hence the...

    no. they want to defeat body armour - hence the high power
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    US Army moving to high powered 6.8mm

    And I don't mean the 6.8 SPC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7MV0H8235o
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    Sticky: Nope. ""The members of the European Council...

    Nope.

    ""The members of the European Council are the heads of state or government of the 28 EU member states, the European Council President and the President of the European Commission."
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    Sticky: Does anybody know why we switched battle groups?

    Does anybody know why we switched battle groups?
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    Sticky: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news...

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/time-to-adjust-the-peacekeeping-triple-lock-1.1932355
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    Sticky: 76mm Sovraponte is also bolt on.

    76mm Sovraponte is also bolt on.
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    Sticky: Still doesn't fly. This literally only means that...

    Still doesn't fly. This literally only means that the state can delegate to supernational entities such as the UN or EU. Using it as an excuse for the triple lock would require that then being...
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    Sticky: Huh? "2° For the purpose of the exercise of...

    Huh?

    "2° For the purpose of the exercise of any executive function of the State in or in connection with its external relations, the Government may to such extent and subject to such conditions,...
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    Sticky: Looking at Art.29 I would disagree. I heartily...

    Looking at Art.29 I would disagree. I heartily dislike 29.9 forbidding taking part in EU defence.
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    Sticky: Well, they are constabulary vessels. IMO there is...

    Well, they are constabulary vessels. IMO there is no way Ireland can or will want to afford any kind of meaningful defence on its own. I would like us to act inside the EU frame work and focus on...
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    Sticky: Is that heavy enough? Maybe add some lead?

    Is that heavy enough? Maybe add some lead?
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    The problem is in the heads. I see it a lot in...

    The problem is in the heads. I see it a lot in the older generation. The younger doesn't have it. But the mentality of being defeated before even starting? Talk to older people about tryting to...
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    Sticky: And a DoD that actually wants armed forces

    And a DoD that actually wants armed forces
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    Ireland is suffering from postcolonial hangover...

    Ireland is suffering from postcolonial hangover and a firm, belief that it can't do anything right in the older generation. Read "The damned of the Earth". And power structures that are fundamentally...
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    Oh indeed :) But readiness is also a factor. Do...

    Oh indeed :) But readiness is also a factor. Do we know what readiness the current AA is at?
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    Sticky: The first problem here is a decent radar, without...

    The first problem here is a decent radar, without it CIWS and missiles are useless. I can't see the NS buying either any time soon. It would be nice if the EPV had good SIGINT and COMINT capability....
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    Yes, one of the things that riles me is how long...

    Yes, one of the things that riles me is how long it takes for the AA to get places. Partly I think that is because it only has one base, but also, at what readiness is that chopper kept? IMO it...
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    You clearly do this for a living and I hit a...

    You clearly do this for a living and I hit a nerve. My question is specific, I don't want to roll up the whole thing. If we assume that helipads at hospitals are a good thing, not least for moving...
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