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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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    Sticky: It has become a habit lately to anchor "around...

    It has become a habit lately to anchor "around the corner" at Spike instead of tying up alongside either in Cobh or Haulbowline. I believe there was a Jackup rig working around the Deepwater...
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    What is being worn here?

    What is being worn here?
    <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/50344189653/in/datetaken/" title="134"><img...
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    They also operate Bell 206 and 212s. I think...

    They also operate Bell 206 and 212s.
    I think they held on tho the A3 for as long as they did because of its ability at high altitudes. Many other helis struggle in the thin air when working around...
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    Is the DoD hamstrung by it's protection of...

    Is the DoD hamstrung by it's protection of historic structures? Is it reluctant to modify anything lest it face criticism for erasing history?
    I was reminded of this seeing the virtual tours of...
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