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    This is an event that is within DF control. You...

    This is an event that is within DF control. You can't blame the DOD on everything, they can be blamed for a lot but not everything.
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    If the commissioning had to happen yesterday then...

    If the commissioning had to happen yesterday then a senator should have attended. The Seanad is still in place. However the DF should have moved it a day. They had 5 weeks notice that it would clash...
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    Will the new brigade be the 3rd Northern Brigade...

    Will the new brigade be the 3rd Northern Brigade :biggrin:
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    I think we should look for back pay. Per the...

    I think we should look for back pay. Per the department it was an error, so pay up. End of.
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    People keep saying that they don't trust RDF to...

    People keep saying that they don't trust RDF to show up for duties yet evidence shows that they do time and time again. I could say that it is more likely that a PDF person would fail to turn up for...
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    True but in both instances lead to needing a...

    True but in both instances lead to needing a replacement on the day.

    Reservists can still be charged, while they are unlikely to be imprisoned or fined, it would still affect their career and...
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    I am always fascinated at this being used as an...

    I am always fascinated at this being used as an excuse not to use RDF. It is as if a member of the PDF never failed to turn up for a duty before and that contingency plans aren't in place to deal...
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    Bizarre story from Sweden

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/make-believe-major-in-swedish-army-echoes-con-trick-of-friedrich-voigt-1.4143234?mode=amp

    This is the most bizarre story I have come across
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    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?
  20. 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...
  21. 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
  23. 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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