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    Ponchos. In Mayo.

    Ponchos. In Mayo.
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    Poll: A lot of the H models available have not had...

    A lot of the H models available have not had those upgrades. Some were built in the 60s, and share technology with other lockheed's of the Era, such as Tristar. It only got the upgrade if the owner...
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    Maersk have a weekly run from the Carribean ports...

    Maersk have a weekly run from the Carribean ports for Europe, and we get the first delivery of its fruit cargo before it heads to the UK. It only loads empty containers, if anything, in Cork. It's a...
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    Poll: There isn't loads of surplus Js about. Most...

    There isn't loads of surplus Js about. Most surplus hercs, i.e off the shelf, are either the H model or the H with the extended fuselage (by Marshall of Cambridge).
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    Poll: It may be the elephant in the room, but if we are...

    It may be the elephant in the room, but if we are going to go down the road of C130H aren't we back in the world of having flight engineers in cockpits? Something nobody in the Air Corps has done, or...
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    Same as the Banana boat then, only in both...

    Same as the Banana boat then, only in both directions.
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    All the one complex. Government Buildings, on...

    All the one complex. Government Buildings, on Merrion street, is at the back of Leinster house. It's our Downing St (Part of Whitehall), though our PM can walk from his Government office to the house...
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    Nobody wants defence in the civil service. It's...

    Nobody wants defence in the civil service. It's too small and there are few promotion opportunities within the department.
    Most come in on promotion, do the minimum required, and move elsewhere ....
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    Wilmington is its usual call.

    Wilmington is its usual call.
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    Poll: Time off is not the issue. Flight hours are.

    Time off is not the issue. Flight hours are.
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    You mean the "Kildare Civic Guard mutiny"? That...

    You mean the "Kildare Civic Guard mutiny"?
    That was more a matter of policy brought over from the Unarmed DMP. First Commissioner Staines said "we will not succeed by force of arms alone, but by...
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    Poll: Watch the webinar, some of your questions are...

    Watch the webinar, some of your questions are answered. (put 5 hours aside over the weekend).
    The leasing/part lease option, with civvy pilots is a non runner. If you have to go to a hot spot to...
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    I have heard this said before. As for the Army...

    I have heard this said before.
    As for the Army Mutiny of 1924, I think we can safely say there is now nobody serving that fought in the War of Independence and the Civil war. The Government...
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    Poll: Interesting to hear the option of a second hand...

    Interesting to hear the option of a second hand C130H being put forward as an option to get us in the game while we decide what to do. All new aircraft options are min 2 years away. You could have a...
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    Hard to say why. The early civil service were...

    Hard to say why. The early civil service were mostly former british civil service, and the national army acted to protect the admin functions of the free state while the anti treaty side did what it...
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    Just finished watching the webinar on Military...

    Just finished watching the webinar on Military air transport and one of the topics raised in the panel discussion was the absence of any defence policy of any sort here up to the first white paper,...
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    Rant accepted, if it's any consolation my first...

    Rant accepted, if it's any consolation my first visit to DL was by sea, in a leisure boat, via the yacht club. Their showers were much better than that found aboard.
    I was a frequent visitor over...
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    There isn't that much in that regard in...

    There isn't that much in that regard in Haulbowline either. Most of the larger buildings there are empty. Without the Cadets or recruits in training, you don't need as much space. We aren't talking...
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    Poll:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/F7BZFXeND7A" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
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    ISME are just worried that if the public sector...

    ISME are just worried that if the public sector get anything more, they might have to start paying private sector staff something close to a living wage.
    Likewise, anything involving ICTU is doomed...
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    If you took back the Ferryport, its dockside and...

    If you took back the Ferryport, its dockside and the Old Carlisle pier south of it, along with the south wall, you would fit everything berthed in Haulbowline and the Oil Wharf. The Basin has a total...
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    Wholeheartedly agree here. For too long the...

    Wholeheartedly agree here. For too long the Defence Forces has thrived on it's "make do" attitude. We get by with what we have, not what we need, because, well, it's better than nothing.
    We get our...
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    It all goes back to the heirarchy of needs...

    It all goes back to the heirarchy of needs (Maslow https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html).
    Wages, working hours etc are a physiological need. Until this is rectified then all the good morale...
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    Poll: I can't see this, I'm just brought to the default...

    I can't see this, I'm just brought to the default twitter page.



    Paywall, can you quote the important bits?
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    Dún Laoghaire would have been useful in this...

    Dún Laoghaire would have been useful in this regard, but it's been completely handed over to the leasure boaters. A waste of a fine port, with plenty of quay space, easily secured. Surprised CIL...
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