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    All medical facilities are subject to HIQA...

    All medical facilities are subject to HIQA ...worse than the Health and Saftey



    I'd be interested to see what the numbers are around trained registered health professionals is within the DF, I...
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    The facilities used wouldn't qualify for HIQA ...

    The facilities used wouldn't qualify for HIQA licensing , so up grades or new builds would probably be huge out of an already underfunded DF
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    Clinicians refers to doctors... how many do the...

    Clinicians refers to doctors... how many do the army have?

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    the problem being that if you include the them as part of the staffing level, who relieves them in the vent of leave or sick leave,...
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    Just a couple of things ( In emergency such...

    Just a couple of things

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    In emergency such as this , they wouldn't be released for RDF service



    No benefit as the training regime and requalification within a hospital setting would be...
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    But again who is to care for them given we don't...

    But again who is to care for them given we don't have enough professionals in front line posts as it is. The 'normal' sick are again of age group in which 90% are over 70 years old and require...
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    The army don't have the 'trades to run a hospital...

    The army don't have the 'trades to run a hospital of this magnitude as the DF have piggy backed on the HSE for all their medical cover for years and with the DF running at under 8000 spread over the...
  7. So whats the contract on offer on re enlistment?

    So whats the contract on offer on re enlistment?
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    European fishery Agency had a vessel along side...

    European fishery Agency had a vessel along side in Cork Last week, probably back filling on FP as we speak
  9. Cough... how to get stoned to death.... don't ven...

    Cough... how to get stoned to death.... don't ven think about sneezing..


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    I would suggest the attitude being.. here's your 50 quid now ..fcuk off

    But seriously I spoke with my line...
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    SCPO and SPO were specifically equated to army...

    SCPO and SPO were specifically equated to army quarter master ranks and in the grand scheme of things had no place out side of Supplies, but were liberally scattered among the other divisions as a...
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    So the NCO appointments for writers went to...

    So the NCO appointments for writers went to Executive branch? possibly explaining the wealth of SCPO ranks with in the division?
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    Never heard the term first tripper used..... more...

    Never heard the term first tripper used..... more used to the term 'Red Arse'
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    I think the most important thing to be remembered...

    I think the most important thing to be remembered about Eithne from 85 to 90 , was it was still a very steep learning curve in how to operate a ship of that size and complexity and within 10 years...
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    Its been doing the various airports over the past...

    Its been doing the various airports over the past couple of weeks
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    When I joined her in 1988 She had OC, XO,...

    When I joined her in 1988

    She had OC, XO, Guns , Nav, Coms, MEO, EO,Junior Engineer and Supplies, that was 9!
    Within 6 months she had another two S/Lts as understudies to Nav and Gun,...
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    So is admin now done at a divisional level?... if...

    So is admin now done at a divisional level?... if so the requirement for the amount of officers could be reduced ?

    At one point there were 170 serving officers from a establishment of 1000 persons...
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    While the secondary appointments are...

    While the secondary appointments are complimentary to the job, they are in fact secondary roles that many could actually be outsourced to senior NCOs, take a PO gunner for example , he would have a...
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    There is of course a very serious side apart from...

    There is of course a very serious side apart from the training implications in that someone will suffer a very serious injury or even death because of something that either went undiagnosed because...
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    Given the contempt the recent governments have...

    Given the contempt the recent governments have shown toward the DF I'm not in the least bit surprised there was no government representation there.

    TBH in light of that contempt i think its better...
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    2 X 7.62mm miniguns + 4 x GPMGs

    2 X 7.62mm miniguns + 4 x GPMGs
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    I wouldn't have bothered..Its a very sterile book...

    I wouldn't have bothered..Its a very sterile book thick with political input and very little input from those on the ground appart for a few officers and one NCO, Like Harveys other book, tough going...
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    I know when Deirdre was stripped of all her paint...

    I know when Deirdre was stripped of all her paint , after her equipment was removed during her mid life refit in 87 it was reckoned she had risen about five inches in the water.
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    In our day read POs rec and sleeping in the...

    In our day read POs rec and sleeping in the emergency steering flat during harbour stations... not an impossible feat..:n:)
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    Basically and not to put too fine a point on it,...

    Basically and not to put too fine a point on it, the employers don't give a shit! The members of the reserve don't have options as hey do in the US or the UK, one could actually argue that...
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    Mixed bag really, with one of the major problems...

    Mixed bag really, with one of the major problems being the DF had just purchased the initial Mowags and had jumped two generations of AFV and hadn't quite worked out what the possible successor to...
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