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    Many years ago the Cav Corps had corps...

    Many years ago the Cav Corps had corps concentrations. Reserve units arrived in the Glen the week before and spent it all practicing contact drills, patrols etc.
    Week 2 the PDF arrived, 72 hour ex...
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    Nice virtual tour.

    Nice virtual tour.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Let&#39;s take a detailed and exclusive tour of the new generation <a...
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    We only have to look at NZ, with a similar...

    We only have to look at NZ, with a similar population and economy as ours, and a similar security profile. They can manage a Naval fleet of Helicopter capable OPVs and an MRV, as well as a fleet...
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    Same reason you have 5 RDF Lt Cols....

    Same reason you have 5 RDF Lt Cols....
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    No pace stick?

    No pace stick?
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    Sticky: Eithne gets her teeth back.

    Eithne gets her teeth back.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pictured are Naval Ordnance Section and Naval Dockyard personnel refitting LÉ Eithne <a...
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    The longer we wait, the costlier it becomes....

    The longer we wait, the costlier it becomes. Imagine if, in 1923, as originally proposed, the Free State navy had begun life with a mix of Sub Hunting destroyers and armed trawlers, (the Frigates and...
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    Impossible, Regs are written in stone and buried...

    Impossible, Regs are written in stone and buried under the foundation of DFHQ.
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    I don't see the reply,I just see them talking...

    I don't see the reply,I just see them talking about Kildare. What date is the reply?
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    Are you suggesting that they won't feel patriotic...

    Are you suggesting that they won't feel patriotic at the sound of the first few bars of "A fifth of Beethoven"?
    The whole work/life profile has changed too. When I was in school, you needed a...
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    Thing is, the children born as a result of...

    Thing is, the children born as a result of millennium celebrations, we missed that baby boom. If we can't fill vacancies through normal means when the target audience has never been larger, there is...
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    This piece is worth a read for the last line...

    This piece is worth a read for the last line alone.
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a34112191/swiss-fighter-jets/
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    That was before Spain joined the EEC. They were a...

    That was before Spain joined the EEC. They were a third country then, who spent most of their time fishing in Irish waters....

    Back to the title and theme of the thread, if we have to think...
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    That exactly. The Retired officers also have a...

    That exactly. The Retired officers also have a pretty good one, think it is free online. More educated audience. Not bluffers like us :)
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    There is no shortage of well written policy...

    There is no shortage of well written policy proposals in other similar journals. The Webinars show the quality of what is available. I guess An Cosantoir just wasn't in the line of sight to reach the...
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    Possibly the unintentional consequence of the DF...

    Possibly the unintentional consequence of the DF Info officer de facto editing the publication. Hard to be objective when your priority is to sell the organisation.
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    That's the one. Much appreciated. The Irish...

    That's the one. Much appreciated.
    The Irish Maritime Forum was the group who put forward this proposal (and other things). Unfortunately the designs mentioned are obsolete now 20 years later, but...
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    It used to be online somewhere. I think Jim...

    It used to be online somewhere. I think Jim Robinson, Capt (NS) Retd had a part in it.
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    Some years ago a panel of experts came up with a...

    Some years ago a panel of experts came up with a "fantasy fleet" to suit Ireland's needs at the time. They proposed it to the government during the White Paper consultation. It used to be online, but...
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    Have to say, SAAB marketing is very slick.

    Have to say, SAAB marketing is very slick.
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    Thing is, the history lies in the Locations, not...

    Thing is, the history lies in the Locations, not the buildings. Men of Limerick and Clare from the 12th left Sarsfield Barracks for the Congo the same way that they left for Lebanon, and more...
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    TBF the AW139 and it's variants is considered the...

    TBF the AW139 and it's variants is considered the logcal successor to the AB212 in use by Austria.
    I'm not sure what the OH58 is used for but there are better aircraft out there. I have not heard of...
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    Garda rep groups shout louder, and have no fear...

    Garda rep groups shout louder, and have no fear of the nuclear option. While the "Blue Flu" may have caused certain negative publicity, it delivered, and recent threats of a repeat were answered...
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    The first Gripen for Brazil was delivered...

    The first Gripen for Brazil was delivered yesterday, by sea. The Aircraft was then towed to the nearby base for acceptance....
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    I didn't hear about that, Garda houses were...

    I didn't hear about that, Garda houses were always given as temporary accommodation, you signed a contract to that effect. You couldn't even paint it without OPW consent.
    I have 2 friends (Gardai)...
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