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    Informative article (if a bit gushing at times)

    Informative article (if a bit gushing at times)
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    “It had been there for six years and had never...

    “It had been there for six years and had never exploded before” will be someone’s answer...
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    Scarey pictures before and after (may not work on...

    Scarey pictures before and after (may not work on phones) https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/05/world/satellite-images-beirut-explosion-before-after-trnd/index.html
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    I see the EU has activated its Civil Protection...

    I see the EU has activated its Civil Protection Mechanism co-ordinate aid. France is sending aid and the Elysee Palace has said French members of UNIFIL are already assisting.

    Plus Quatar,...
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    Fair enough. I thought it was going to be used to...

    Fair enough. I thought it was going to be used to get the Brexit negociating team and Forign Minister around as well. I'd have thought that the current scheme was perfectly ok given the proposed...
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    Given that the reason for buying it was for MATS,...

    Given that the reason for buying it was for MATS, the current paint scheme is quite appropriate.
  7. All good points, but you forgot the most...

    All good points, but you forgot the most important bit - pay and conditions that will attract and retain crews at all levels
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    Is there now the position where someone will dig...

    Is there now the position where someone will dig their heels in and keep saying no so as not to look foolish?
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    Time to convince somebody in a suit that two are...

    Time to convince somebody in a suit that two are needed because of social distancing, as only one minister/civil servant can be carried at a time...
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    Fixed it for you :-D

    Fixed it for you :-D
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    It looks like out local Mitsubishi dealer was...

    It looks like out local Mitsubishi dealer was wise to diversify into MG’s
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    Is there an echo in here? :tongue:

    Is there an echo in here? :tongue:
  13. Is it time for Ireland to dust off it's Viking...

    Is it time for Ireland to dust off it's Viking past?
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    I think “Sailor” would cover it nicely (not that...

    I think “Sailor” would cover it nicely (not that I had even thought about it until this morning).

    Mind you, I think it’ll take more than a change in title to get enough bods to sort out the...
  15. If the discussion about monitoring and...

    If the discussion about monitoring and intercepting foreign military flights in the Irish airspace is taking place, should their not be a similar discussion about submarines?
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    https://messaging-custom-newsletters.nytimes.com/t...

    https://messaging-custom-newsletters.nytimes.com/template/oakv2?campaign_id=88&emc=edit_war_20200724&instance_id=20587&nl=at-war&productCode=WAR&regi_id=90499523&segment_id=34253&te=1&uri=nyt%3A%2F%2F...
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    Will AC pilots have to go get them, or will they...

    Will AC pilots have to go get them, or will they be delivered? With the current COVID-19, there are practical problems with either option.
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    So what have you got against hovertanks? :-D

    So what have you got against hovertanks? :-D
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    Would it be too late for the new Minister to look...

    Would it be too late for the new Minister to look into buying the second PC12 that was on offer?
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    The old chestnut about The Official Secrets Act. ...

    The old chestnut about The Official Secrets Act. Are they trying to protect Secrets, or Officials?
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    Which shows that two would have been utilised.

    Which shows that two would have been utilised.
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    It looks like the purpose of the plane as far as...

    It looks like the purpose of the plane as far as DoD is concerned is for ministerial transport, and no other use envisioned.
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    I see the DoD turned down a second PC12 when...

    I see the DoD turned down a second PC12 when offered it

    https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/news/revealed-how-government-bought-523m-aircraft-during-crisis-under-special-eu-rules-39378948.html
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-5345046...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53450469
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    But 100 round burst from Phalanx looks and sounds...

    But 100 round burst from Phalanx looks and sounds much more impressive than 1-3 rounds from 76mm! :n:)
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