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    No pair would have happened in the absence of a...

    No pair would have happened in the absence of a government. That said, there was a long gap between the vote to elect taoiseach and the vote to elect CC. Most of the tds in the interim spent the time...
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    The minister for justice Charlie Flanagan found...

    The minister for justice Charlie Flanagan found his way to Garda passing out today.
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    Surely there was a recently unseated minister who...

    Surely there was a recently unseated minister who could have gone to represent the government?
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    Sticky: So much synthetic materials there they probably...

    So much synthetic materials there they probably wouldn't sink, no matter how many holes you put in them.
    The LCS plan was a very expensive mistake. A cutter type vessel would have provided the same...
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    Zero excuse. The dail did resume today, but...

    Zero excuse. The dail did resume today, but plenty of time between events to show his despicable face. Clearly those who called themselves minister have already moved on.
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    Frigate Factory Being Built on the Clyde. It...

    Frigate Factory Being Built on the Clyde. It appears tey think the Irish NS will want one, if only we had the crew...

    https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/britain-gets-a-new-frigate-factory/
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    At least the person who really runs the Defence...

    At least the person who really runs the Defence Forces Was there. Maurice Quinn.
    The CoS was also present.
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    Largest class to date got their swords today....

    Largest class to date got their swords today.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Oifigigh Nua... lig amach!” Comdt Gary Walsh, 95th Cadet Class Officer, gives the final...
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    Timely clip from DFPO.

    Timely clip from DFPO.
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U65BsBZmn2M" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope;...
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    Sticky: The USN never realy replaced their old LSTs like...

    The USN never realy replaced their old LSTs like for like. Their current amphibs are mostly lightly armed large floating targets that require the protection of escorts. They make a huge scene...
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    So you agree with me. DoD tried to stiff the...

    So you agree with me.
    DoD tried to stiff the crews out of full overseas, morale was in the toilet, and eventually the DoD agreed to pay up, by which time, many who had done the trip had already made...
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    Do you not concede that the decision by DoD to...

    Do you not concede that the decision by DoD to argue the case insisting the op didnt qualify for full overseas allowances was not exactly fantastic for morale, while the crews did their best to pull...
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    Once you have the crews to cover current...

    Once you have the crews to cover current operational requirements.
    It's catch 22. It all started to go wrong though when those on the previous med Op were not getting full overseas, even though they...
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    Sticky: Now that would be a fantastic increase in...

    Now that would be a fantastic increase in capability.
    183m Long
    25.9m broad,
    8.62m Draft.
    Crew of just 43, with space for up to 116 additional.
    However her introduction into service has been...
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    I remember seeing on that documentary series...

    I remember seeing on that documentary series about the arctic patrol vessel that subsequently sank, that the treaty had them removing all weapons from their mounts when operating south of a...
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    Did they have something as large as that? Ice...

    Did they have something as large as that? Ice patrol ships are not always armed.
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    As discussed on another thread, it is in a...

    As discussed on another thread, it is in a particularly inaccessible spot, and may become the next Ranga or Samson. Cork coco are monitoring the situation for oil pollution.
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    UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) just took...

    UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) just took delivery of 2 Beechcraft King Air B200 for MPA, including top cover and anti pollution patrol. Similar colour scheme as our old ones too. Delivered...
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    All the trawlers have taken shelter from Dennis,...

    All the trawlers have taken shelter from Dennis, she is without power so no AIS, and she has quite a small profile. Easy to miss, and recent winds could have moved her quite fast. She was Abandoned...
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    I suppose if you promise to be a DoD yes man, you...

    I suppose if you promise to be a DoD yes man, you get promoted quicker. Most unfortunate.
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    Who won?

    Who won?
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    Dan never disappoints.

    Dan never disappoints.
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    I'm just shocked that the 59th Cadet class are...

    I'm just shocked that the 59th Cadet class are now Generals. I'm not that old surely?
    This was the same class the members of whom were seen getting their pips in the Infamous Defence Forces handbook...
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    Mary Lou has a touch of Mary Harney in her....

    Mary Lou has a touch of Mary Harney in her. Perhaps the rear ramp of the Casa may be of more use...
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    But what about fine Gael and (insert irrelevant...

    But what about fine Gael and (insert irrelevant whataboutery here)?
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