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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
  6. in this context what is a template please

    in this context what is a template please
  7. 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.
  13. 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.
  17. 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
  19. Reminder : Closing date for submissions 5 March :...

    Reminder : Closing date for submissions 5 March : 18 days to go.
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    I knew EMFF contributed but not that much.

    I knew EMFF contributed but not that much.
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    The Commission doesn't have to report until the...

    The Commission doesn't have to report until the end of the year. All of the RDF projects have been kicked to post-commission which is a shocking abdication of responsibility, it really is a...
  22. ahh Deontas i gCabhair flashback (Grant in Aid) ...

    ahh Deontas i gCabhair flashback (Grant in Aid) remember that lol
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    there aint one thats the issue , if theres anyone...

    there aint one thats the issue , if theres anyone from DoD reading please press SUBMIT lol
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    Moving on...

    Moving on https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b1410-white-paper-on-defence-implementation-programme-february-2021/

    ... interesting although its a blank page for me .. anyone else ?
  25. Christmas 1987, two stars on my arm I was doing...

    Christmas 1987, two stars on my arm I was doing barrack regimentals in several barracks . exact same interoperability as now from that point of view and we trained like crazy for those star tests.
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