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    Got my posting and Im very happy with the result,...

    Got my posting and Im very happy with the result, most of my old sub-unit are as well.
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    Southern Brigade shoot was held a few weeks back....

    Southern Brigade shoot was held a few weeks back.
    Rifle Team: 32 Bn First, 34 Bn Second.
    Falling Plates: 34 Bn First, 32 "B" Team Second
    GPMG: 34 Bn First and Second Team
    Pistol: Did'nt pick the...
  3. The real issue here is with the instructors, they...

    The real issue here is with the instructors, they may have the qualification to instruct but they have very limited experience (and often no experience at all) in using the equipment in anger. That...
  4. These applainces are fully (or nearly appliances)...

    These applainces are fully (or nearly appliances) kitted that have been sourced and stored for the DF by a private company. I have seen them a few times myself on the road, usually in about 3 or 4 of...
  5. No it is the Breathing Apparatus Refreshers...

    No it is the Breathing Apparatus Refreshers course that you have to attend every 2 to 3 years (depending on your county FRS). The Fire behaviour/hot fire training is a seperate kettle of fish...
  6. There is a total of 28 FF out at the moment. With...

    There is a total of 28 FF out at the moment. With more due to attend the BA refereshers course on Monday, which they will not attend which will result in more suspensions and the army being drafted...
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    For those interested, the DF have a number of...

    For those interested, the DF have a number of Ford Transit Wilker Voyager Mk2 in service. The Landrovers are still around. If memory servies me correctly was there not a tender for new ambulances not...
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    My sincerest sympathies go to his family, friends...

    My sincerest sympathies go to his family, friends and commrades.

    A legend of a man who can never be replaced and whos likes we will never meet again. A bitter blow not just to HQ Coy 34 RIB but a...
  9. My deepest sympathies to the families, friends...

    My deepest sympathies to the families, friends and collegues of those who died in this incident.
    May they both Rest In Peace.
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    For all involved I hope there is a good out come

    For all involved I hope there is a good out come
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    From looking at it the model they are looking at...

    From looking at it the model they are looking at is closing all rural posts and pulling them into full time occupied barracks and that is it. If you are willing to put in the time and effort its will...
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    You have no idea how confusing it is...

    You have no idea how confusing it is photographing GC equipment for the website (GC page is under construction at moment and will appear shortly), recently one of the lads who send us photographs was...
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    Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery

    Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery
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    258 likes to get around, it was parked on the...

    258 likes to get around, it was parked on the ramp outside the airport fire station in Cork airport this evening after making a flawless landing, have to admit it did look well on the app to 35, no...
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    The thing with plates is what HPT has already...

    The thing with plates is what HPT has already stated, its drill, timing is secondary. Personally IM slow on the run but once I get to the firing point Im usually one of the first to knock a plate. It...
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    Fair play to all who competed yesterday, we were...

    Fair play to all who competed yesterday, we were knocked out by the 65 Infantry in the 1st round of the plates and we left straight away after this as soon as the weapons were cleaned, so I dont have...
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    My deepest condolences to the family and friends...

    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, may the Officer Rest In Peace.
    Hopefully the injured Garda will make a full and complete recovery
  18. Thread: Timoney

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    Its was not just Cork that had problems with the...

    Its was not just Cork that had problems with the Timoneys. The airports at the moment a lining up to get rid of them.
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    Ask any firefighter about the Timoney appliances...

    Ask any firefighter about the Timoney appliances and they will tell you what they were like. The only ones on main line service are the ones in the airports and they are being gradually replaced. The...
  20. Poll: All Corps depend on each other for that coprs own...

    All Corps depend on each other for that coprs own usefulness, so where is the option to select all.
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    Sticky: Ive heard the same rumours that were are to be...

    Ive heard the same rumours that were are to be disbanded, but who knows. Im personnally near the end of my time in the organisation so it will really make no real difference to me if it goes. A time...
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    I really needed the laugh, good one and nice try

    I really needed the laugh, good one and nice try
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    It will be used as a giant camoflague course...

    It will be used as a giant camoflague course :wink:
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    My job title is Team Leader, but really Im a...

    My job title is Team Leader, but really Im a manager, huge difference. I manager a shift I certainly dont lead them.
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    Well done to all agencies involved, keep it up.

    Well done to all agencies involved, keep it up.
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