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  1. Poll: You might be missing the point. When the Brits...

    You might be missing the point. When the Brits left , almost a hundred years ago, they left us a country wide range of Military structures, training grounds and lands. All lands and buildings plus...
  2. Poll: The LDA was founded in 2018 to control the use...

    The LDA was founded in 2018 to control the use and development of State Lands, some for housing. There are always agendas in these matters with unwished for consequences for some. Over the years...
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    Sticky: There is a management Department in Government...

    There is a management Department in Government that churns out hatchet units with Acronyms. I assume that ECF and its big brother FEMPI stops the breathe of life reaching the PDF so that capabilities...
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    Because of command structures, continuity is not...

    Because of command structures, continuity is not in question. Anybody with 20 years service must have gained experience both practical and mentored. Promotion needs a steadier hand, and the first...
  5. Yes Duty and MISSION is paramount.

    Yes Duty and MISSION is paramount.
  6. How do you come to that conclusion. Since when...

    How do you come to that conclusion. Since when has service become a matter of personal choice or "get somebody else to do it " scenario.? The mission is paramount as it was in the Mediterranean when...
  7. There is a protocol involved in ship visits and...

    There is a protocol involved in ship visits and the protocol is traditional. Things must always follow a known system and tend to be done the way it has always worked best. The best people to take...
  8. When a ship is deployed on a mission, all crew...

    When a ship is deployed on a mission, all crew are part of the mission effort. In the case of a show the Flag or National support mission then there are periods whereby invited dignitaries are...
  9. Such a trip to the Far East and her...

    Such a trip to the Far East and her circumnavigation of South America via Cape Horn and home via Panama adds to transclimatic experience. It also hones navigation skills and verifies long range...
  10. It depends on, mostly, external funding which...

    It depends on, mostly, external funding which implies working to an agreed commercial programme suitable to all funders. Our Defence struggle is to be relevant as a Force and be a place that will...
  11. All geared towards leveraging funding from EDIDP...

    All geared towards leveraging funding from EDIDP and EDF to fight wars with gaming shop technology and developing Dual purpose industries. Thank God the premier neutrals are still preparing for real...
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    Yes the world cruise trade is in covid...

    Yes the world cruise trade is in covid hibernation but the point is the development and cost of new Cork Harbour berthage to replace all previously available berthage including visiting Liners and...
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    In today's Irish Examiner the Chairman of Cork...

    In today's Irish Examiner the Chairman of Cork Port authority admits congestion at Ringaskiddy Port area and seeks development of berthage at both Marina Point and Cobh Town hall area for Cruise...
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    Who funds the Irish Maritime Institute and their...

    Who funds the Irish Maritime Institute and their two vessels Celtic Endeavour and Celtic Explorer. They also have connection to the Irish Maritime Development board and offer research funding to...
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    While I don't like the Term Service Level...

    While I don't like the Term Service Level Agreement, as it is part of the IT, Communications and Computer world, I would prefer that my posts would be criticised but not altered while still ascribed...
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    On the ground the SFPA are on the back foot due...

    On the ground the SFPA are on the back foot due to the single-minded work ethic of the Fishery sector. Allowable margins are stretched, obviously ,and a double recording system may apply to pay the...
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    NOT really at sea----like for three weeks or so?...

    NOT really at sea----like for three weeks or so? SFPA can certainly be deployed as you say. I wonder how many deep-sea FV's has Lundy Sentinel detained and brought into port to be arrested. What port...
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    As a point of clarification any of the following...

    As a point of clarification any of the following can be a Sea Fishery Protection officer
    -- a member of the relevant Department dealing with Fisheries.
    -- a temporary assistant to a shore based...
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    The SFPA has duties as assigned to it by...

    The SFPA has duties as assigned to it by Government and they are included in the maritime work pile which also has the duties of the CGA and Maritime Rescue and the communications associated with...
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    In general, for all parts of the PDF, basic pay...

    In general, for all parts of the PDF, basic pay and traditional allowances must be adequate and must be proportionate to specific duties and trades. The rates for sea going, in the case of Naval...
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    Sticky: It is a pity that in ongoing Defence planning,...

    It is a pity that in ongoing Defence planning, and acquisition of needed structures and equipment, further steps are added in to the ever lengthening spiral staircase to proposed goals. Budgets are...
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    Despite the semantics, it is a pity that we built...

    Despite the semantics, it is a pity that we built up the appropriateness of the use of aircraft at this time of national Crisis ( 70% infection rate with UK variant ) and then pull the plug for an...
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    Bit in Irish Examiner about Air Corps...

    Bit in Irish Examiner about Air Corps discontinuation of support to the HSE on today 11th February 2021. ???
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    [QUOTE=TangoSierra;485154]Her crew no but her...

    [QUOTE=TangoSierra;485154]Her crew no but her embarked inspectors (SFPA/EUe quivalent) yes.

    "As authorised officers, charged with responsibility to enforce seafood safety and sea-fisheries...
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    Lundy Sentinel is registered in Madeira, a...

    Lundy Sentinel is registered in Madeira, a Portuguese Island. Her mandate includes all elements of our non-military roles including rescue and illegal activity. As an ERRV her crew would have little...
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