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    On this point endless debate and so much...

    On this point


    endless debate and so much time wasted by continuing to throw sand in the mix. Basic skills only and then develop.
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    I am so angry at RDFRA I will just say...

    I am so angry at RDFRA I will just say "horse-puckey" . They had every chance to canvass the membership. Commission was announced in the Programme for Govt they had several months to sort it out;...
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    thats OK I wasn't either. You are perfectly...

    thats OK I wasn't either. You are perfectly free to put in your own submission.
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    PDF Captive audience FCA private in 1986...

    PDF Captive audience


    FCA private in 1986 expected to serve beside PDF as well (me, and did) , mounted the guard in the same way as the other soldiers beside me. Happened almost every year...
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    The proposed change from Chuck merely enables RDF...

    The proposed change from Chuck merely enables RDF travel overseas for small engagements not large scale troop missions . Don't mistake this as anything other than sheer could-not-be-arsed from the...
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    we took another step backwards today with the...

    we took another step backwards today with the Government not bothering to make the promised amendments to the Defence Act to allow overseas reserve service.
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    I have always trivially wondered why Army...

    I have always trivially wondered why Army Pensions is a separate Vote
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    oh for sure but the other eu nations are measured...

    oh for sure but the other eu nations are measured on this, so we should be too. In any event it doesnt change the scale too much either way i.e we are still chasing the bottom of the table no...
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    However it IS the comparative metric that...

    However it IS the comparative metric that Eurostat compare us on so by definition that is what everyone uses . The GNI copout is just that. We can tax em if we wanted to
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    Moving the dial to even the EU Average - 1.1% or...

    Moving the dial to even the EU Average - 1.1% or thereabouts - would entail 500% increase in Defence spending. Even Portugal which is fairly poor is four times our spend as a %
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    Matching graph for European Union ...

    Matching graph for European Union
    https://i.imgur.com/80iNVkk.png

    tells you ALL you need to know
  12. in this context what is a template please

    in this context what is a template please
  13. thanks - seem to be some styling/css differences...

    thanks - seem to be some styling/css differences in the regular look and feel
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    Poll: Personal abuse on this forum is not tolerated. ...

    Personal abuse on this forum is not tolerated. You will not be warned again.
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    Poll: Commissioned officer of the RDF, since you ask. ...

    Commissioned officer of the RDF, since you ask. I didn't ask if you were PDF or RDF, Commissioned or enlisted.
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    Poll: Those sites were got for fk-all and are now worth...

    Those sites were got for fk-all and are now worth several multiples. The DF needs the money. end of story. Selling rockbrae on the open market would raise badly needed money to fund the...
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    Poll: And why not ? Assets have value. If DOD wanted...

    And why not ? Assets have value. If DOD wanted to expand into Coillte land you'd be damn sure money would change hands. That money could fund ARW allowance, RDF gratuity, you name it. ...
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    Poll: My point was regarding the quid pro quo - money...

    My point was regarding the quid pro quo - money changing hands - rather than its relevance.
  19. Minutes of 2nd meeting...

    Minutes of 2nd meeting :https://assets.gov.ie/124074/975c0d4d-f85c-4058-8df1-d5588d8c4f64.pdf

    NO DISCUSSION HERE
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    Poll: to take one example, Rockbrae house in Bray is...

    to take one example, Rockbrae house in Bray is being handed over. Ask about your quid pro quo there.
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    Poll: every time I see one of these, someone wants to...

    every time I see one of these, someone wants to line their pockets somehow with state resources
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    topic . Please remain on it.

    topic . Please remain on it.
  23. Post moved once again - no opinion, review or...

    Post moved once again - no opinion, review or commentary in this thread. I am getting sick of it folks . Plenty of other places for that.
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    And not one mention of the reserve

    And not one mention of the reserve
  25. Reminder : Closing date for submissions 5 March :...

    Reminder : Closing date for submissions 5 March : 18 days to go.
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