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  1. They have been talking about that for the past 15...

    They have been talking about that for the past 15 years, maybe it is actually happening
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    I can't understand the resistance to investing in...

    I can't understand the resistance to investing in alternative energy sources. Particularly in this country as we have do not have any natural oil resources and limited Gas reserves. It makes good...
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    I think we are all in agreement that people...

    I think we are all in agreement that people shouldn't be detailed to be mourners. The bearer party & firing squad :) are another matter.

    Getting back to the funeral in question, I spoke with a few...
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    There is no difference between this and carrying...

    There is no difference between this and carrying out a guard of honour for some ambassador presenting his credentials.
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    I disagree with you, the provision of funeral...

    I disagree with you, the provision of funeral honours to retired members is an important part of demonstrating respect for the service and goes someway to demonstrating to these youngfellas that they...
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    I have had the unfortunate experience of having...

    I have had the unfortunate experience of having to spend the night on both a hospital bed and a trolley. A bed is as is stated a bed with a certain level of comfort. A trolley is designed for moving...
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    Oh it was put back into the DF budget, which...

    Oh it was put back into the DF budget, which means it went back to the exchequer. The actuals for 2003 were 32m less than the estimate.
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    The department sold the site for €25.4 m in 2003....

    The department sold the site for €25.4 m in 2003. Kennedy Wilson paid €80m for the site and 420 apartments. The Clancy sale was one of the few sites sold at a reasonable price. In 2016 a 0.66 acre...
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    Claire Daly didn't vote either but nobody seems...

    Claire Daly didn't vote either but nobody seems to be interested in asking her why
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    Sticky: That is interesting

    That is interesting
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    There is a tax credit available to cover polish...

    There is a tax credit available to cover polish and other incidentals. Did PDFORRA not win this concession from Revenue some years ago?
  12. Thread: Ebola Medal

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    The medals were issued to Irish personnel as...

    The medals were issued to Irish personnel as Orion pointed out. The international operational service medal was created after the NS started taking part in the Mediterranean missions, it also covered...
  13. Thread: China

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    I don't think we have military attaches.

    I don't think we have military attaches.
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    I hope that is exactly what they do do. The...

    I hope that is exactly what they do do. The defence budget should not be used to supplement foreign affairs, IDA, enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia. The cost of the fuel should be cross charged to DFA
  15. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    Interestingly the government authorised the...

    Interestingly the government authorised the national services day but not necessarily the medal
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    Me too, and I have been on the receiving end. I...

    Me too, and I have been on the receiving end. I have also know those who went to great lengths to frustrate the system.
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    Also back in the day they weren't ignored for 6...

    Also back in the day they weren't ignored for 6 to 8 months after applying. In my day they had you training during the security clearance period. Even in the 2000s there was a limited training...
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    Sticky: What?? And with all the effort we have put in :)

    What?? And with all the effort we have put in :)
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    Sticky: The last standard officer course was 2013. You...

    The last standard officer course was 2013. You can get over the chicken and egg thing by the following: From 2021 promotions from Lt to Capt will require completion of a YOs course, a course will...
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    Sticky: The NCO courses are regular enough but the...

    The NCO courses are regular enough but the officer courses are not run frequently enough to make them mandatory. The last notification I saw for a YOs course was 2015 (don't know if it went ahead)...
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    Sticky: I agree with all of the above. I get frustrated...

    I agree with all of the above. I get frustrated that I can get the same performance rating for just doing the minimum as I would do if I gave every bit of spare time I have to the RDF. Each...
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    Probably feck all knowing the DOD. If they are...

    Probably feck all knowing the DOD. If they are lucky the NS may have free access for their students
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    https://www.nmci.ie/aboutus That's not what...

    https://www.nmci.ie/aboutus

    That's not what the NMCI thinks
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    As DeV said you allowed wear your uniform to...

    As DeV said you allowed wear your uniform to church services. And if you are wearing your uniform wear it correctly I.e. don't throw a civi jacket over it.
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    Welcome to the world of modern communication. If...

    Welcome to the world of modern communication. If you interact with the public you need the various social media accounts. These are just the ones I follow.

    The official accounts
    @dfreserve...
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