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    Off topic> I still have mine too. The Wife won't...

    Off topic> I still have mine too. The Wife won't let me use it going on hols any more though.
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    I seem to remember P31 was on standby after the...

    I seem to remember P31 was on standby after the Kowloon Bridge incident to sink another merchant vessel adrift should it be in danger of drifting on to the southwest coast. Possiby Yarrawonga, not...
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    Rsms differ.

    Rsms differ.
  4. Worth noting that HMS Magpie was built in Cork,...

    Worth noting that HMS Magpie was built in Cork, and a similar vessel is in use by INFOMAR here.
    https://www.infomar.ie/surveys/vessels/rv-mallet
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    Not really in this case. It's not an active...

    Not really in this case. It's not an active system. You have to analyse large patches of the surface of the earth to try and find what you are looking for, assuming you know roughly where it is. ...
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HYlr5gxrtgI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
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    The prison service use mobile cells. That is...

    The prison service use mobile cells. That is unacceptable as a means of transport for those not in custody.
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    May be to do with the historic nature of the...

    May be to do with the historic nature of the payments. While it covers pensions of those, obviously who served in the Defence forces, it also covers that of the dependants of those involved in the...
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    Most have supplementary estimates at year end to...

    Most have supplementary estimates at year end to cover them for an expected overspend. Usually in the area of pay and overtime, but sometimes for urgent equipment replacement. i.e during Ireland...
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    To be honest, the difference is negligible.

    To be honest, the difference is negligible.
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    Ah, but to some in Irish Politics, mere mention...

    Ah, but to some in Irish Politics, mere mention of the word Defence in a European context means immediate abandonment of neutrality, followed by wholesale recruitment of all sons of Ireland (not...
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    Sticky: Poll: The casa has always been a fishery protection...

    The casa has always been a fishery protection asset first and foremost. This was not the case with the NS. The ships were also supposed to provide part of the defence of the state. The casa is not an...
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    By ether scale, even at under 1%(as it was pre...

    By ether scale, even at under 1%(as it was pre 1999) we would still be spending closer to €3bn per annum on defence.
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    Sticky: Poll: Shortly after her entry into service, L.E....

    Shortly after her entry into service, L.E. Deirdre bore the Pennant number FP-20. Not sure when the F was painted over, but it was like it was intended as a constant reminder: don't get any notions.
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    If we even brought our defence vote back to 1999...

    If we even brought our defence vote back to 1999 levels as a percentage, it would be an enormous boost for the Defence Forces.
    The question is, if we weren't getting it, where did the extra 0.79% of...
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    At least Iceland does the decent thing and lets...

    At least Iceland does the decent thing and lets foreign forces protect it's territory. No pretence of neutrality.
    Though looking at the cesspit that is the Journal.ie Comments yesterday, it is clear...
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    Sticky: Poll: I remember that the main armament on P20 (L60)...

    I remember that the main armament on P20 (L60) had a date of manufacture of 1948.
    Our DoD had a history of messing up military equipment purchases. Wasn't there a case in the 70s of some armoured...
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    Is it still under warranty? Major overhaul or...

    Is it still under warranty?
    Major overhaul or not, turboprops don't usually disintegrate. That's more common on a turbofan, after FOD or bird strike.
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    Poll: But we have nowhere to park them..... I'm...

    But we have nowhere to park them.....
    I'm wondering what costly upgrades were required to keep them in service until 2035. The negativity around the A400 is questionable. Interesting how the...
  21. Thread: navy

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    Could the proposed installation of floating wind...

    Could the proposed installation of floating wind turbines off the SW coast provide a platform for Radar, extending our view off our most exposed, busy but remote coast? It's a shame that with the...
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news...

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/irish-air-corps-plane-suffers-engine-failure-but-manages-to-glide-back-to-base-1.4496279?mode=amp&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Well done...
  23. PDFORRA Submission:...

    PDFORRA Submission:
    https://pdforra.ie/news/?p=1855


    (their full submission appears on their Members Facebook page)
  24. Word is a few of the Type 23 will be put out for...

    Word is a few of the Type 23 will be put out for disposal before time too, even though Argyll was to go in 2023, with one a year after that. Seems now first four will go together.
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    Poll: That's a big chip you are hauling there. Brown...

    That's a big chip you are hauling there. Brown shoes or black?
    Mod: Play the ball not the man
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