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    When you look at the layout of the deep water...

    When you look at the layout of the deep water berthage in Ringaskiddy you realise that any development of large tonnage trade will be restricted to two medium ships at a time. The National ports...
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    More or less. Didn't know we had a banana boat...

    More or less. Didn't know we had a banana boat since it was abandoned at Penrose Quay by the Mulrooney Company many decades ago. He was OC no.5 Coy SM.
    About the ICL service it is not direct...
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    They are a US owned (private) Company with a few...

    They are a US owned (private) Company with a few medium ocean container ships calling EU, UK, US ( Chester- Willmington). They are now going to call Cork after Southampton Westwards and possibly...
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    The Naval Pier got it's name , and use , as it...

    The Naval Pier got it's name , and use , as it was a trade for the removal of the Naval Buoy from the middle of the harbour. It was some evolution on the Corvette, put down a sea boat, rowing, with a...
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    In these cases the running of Ports and...

    In these cases the running of Ports and facilities must be in accordance with the Harbour Acts 1996 as amended. There is a schedule of provisions for the good order of any harbour. It strikes me that...
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    I was associated with SM in the East and...

    I was associated with SM in the East and Nationally. Harbour based facilities were minimised by the clout politically of recreational paddling, sailing, and motor boating. Over the years the...
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    You are on the money with your last sentence...

    You are on the money with your last sentence which implies that our system is open to, at very least, careless decision making and a need for stronger leadership in dealing with matters associated...
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    As far as judging things on their merits the PSPC...

    As far as judging things on their merits the PSPC received a negative submission from ISME pleading that there should be no increases in the public service pay as they are considered " Unjustified "....
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    These surveys including the PSPC are a waste of...

    These surveys including the PSPC are a waste of time and are only a post mortem on a corpse. Nobody within the PSPC has a workable knowledge of how a PDF should run. Producing esoteric graphs and...
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    In any retention factors in organisations such as...

    In any retention factors in organisations such as Defence Forces, the importance of the working environment as a whole is critical. Obviously dress, accommodation, and the realism of what you are...
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    Seriously, in any Naval Service that wishes to...

    Seriously, in any Naval Service that wishes to expand it's range of operations, it needs a dedicated port like Portsmouth, or Plymouth. Possibly an East Coast development for MCM and a west coast...
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    If you wanted to house the whole service and...

    If you wanted to house the whole service and include stores, parade grounds , recreational facilities, repair yard and ordnance, a home for OPW component and road transport , Oil Depot and tanks, and...
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    Poll: History shows that large aircraft have failed in...

    History shows that large aircraft have failed in the large dump of water for firefighting, causing wing folding upwards, and in one case fuel leak and explosion. They were designed as troop...
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    We certainly had to do some tidying up. There was...

    We certainly had to do some tidying up. There was some work done by the unloved kids in the Construction Corps. It was interesting in the site investigation for the building of the New Officers Mess...
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    If they are spending 4,400,000 then if you allow...

    If they are spending 4,400,000 then if you allow 16 sq.m per person ( Student allowance) and accommodate 70 then that gives E3859 per sq.m. which by ordinary standards is quite generous. Properly...
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    With current accommodation mostly within the...

    With current accommodation mostly within the eyeshot of the Guard and Guardroom, the proposed accommodation in Block 8 will be outside the normal beat and will have to add to the security tasks for...
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    The whole Naval Base and it's future is still...

    The whole Naval Base and it's future is still being subject to accidental unplanned interventions by Agencies that have NO interest in it's Service future. A forced sanitising of an area used as a...
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    The one and only Review into Conditions in our...

    The one and only Review into Conditions in our Services was in 1992 which was a brave attempt to make Service Life more of the time and age we were in. It realised then that there were residential...
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    Often smaller faster ships would go through in...

    Often smaller faster ships would go through in their own Convoy.
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    For those interested it is 3000 nm to Port Said (...

    For those interested it is 3000 nm to Port Said ( 8days transit from Cork) 1 day through the Suez, and another 7.5 days to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. Then back to Cyprus in 9 Days. If they left on...
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    There you go. Afaik it was a Security Council...

    There you go. Afaik it was a Security Council decision which includes Russia and others. Russian interests are supplying stuff to Hafter. The members of the SC should put together the force to...
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    Listed building 200 years old with most of the...

    Listed building 200 years old with most of the original fabric built by Mitchell and other Fenians before going on holidays to Australia. The stairs are stone shiny surfaces the same design as the...
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    I take your point that there was a UN ARMS...

    I take your point that there was a UN ARMS EMBARGO but few, and not the Irish ships were directly involved in military intervention to seize or stop arms smuggling. The EU describe OP IRINI as a new...
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    But augmented by searching ships suspected of...

    But augmented by searching ships suspected of arms smuggling and illicit trade in POL. Sophia was more disrupting people trafficking.
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    This Operation is to enforce the UN arms embargo...

    This Operation is to enforce the UN arms embargo on LIBYA through direct implementation at Sea using Aerial, Satellite and MARITIME assets. The mission is authorised to carry out inspections of...
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