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  1. And that spending increase is going to go into...

    And that spending increase is going to go into Health and Social Welfare when the unemployment starts going up again, not Defence, its a simply reality. As to the current "found money" what they've...
  2. That's Trump being Trump, and don't change my...

    That's Trump being Trump, and don't change my point. We have a global recession without question and a health service that's going to swallow every cent it can for at least the next year. Forget...
  3. It will, forget any chance of increased spending,...

    It will, forget any chance of increased spending, that "€11 billion" the parties were talking about is gone, let alone the SF €20+ billion
  4. And managed to have what 16K in service...

    And managed to have what 16K in service...
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    Sticky: Can be seen either way, the Korean Yards are...

    Can be seen either way, the Korean Yards are probably the cheapest Western Yards going at the moment and have provided the Norwegians, British and NZ navies with AOR's however I think each have had...
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    Sticky: Also given that it's the Rangers, I'm not sure we...

    Also given that it's the Rangers, I'm not sure we want to see how a F150 handles an IED explosion.
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    Wait is this former Ambassador still part of the...

    Wait is this former Ambassador still part of the DFA or not? I wouldn't be surprised if few if any within DFA would be aware whether we have Primary Radar systems.
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    Which fecking Ambassador did that, Christ what a...

    Which fecking Ambassador did that, Christ what a disgrace.
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    Sticky: Course they are, I mean how low down the chain...

    Course they are, I mean how low down the chain was the report on the Mali incident or did it even make the 6o clock yesterday?
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    Sticky: True enough, though at least it's had some degree...

    True enough, though at least it's had some degree of coverage in the papers, rather than just being totally ignored.
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    They also historically I think had a stronger...

    They also historically I think had a stronger economy than we did pre-90's which would have had an impact, along with of course the fact that they run Conscription.
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    Sticky: Past time we have such events like this,...

    Past time we have such events like this, hopefully it will become a regular thing.
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    I suppose they don't have to hit the ground from...

    I suppose they don't have to hit the ground from a standing start, their investment is just building on last generation investment rather than as you say trying to move from the 50's to the 2020's...
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    Sticky: Wonder if anything interesting came from this?...

    Wonder if anything interesting came from this?
    https://twitter.com/peproche/status/1232628586131132417
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    To be fair, everyone has known the area of air...

    To be fair, everyone has known the area of air security has always been an utter disaster long before FG get into power.
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    Something from a former AC commander on providing...

    Something from a former AC commander on providing Air Defence for Ireland:...
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    Sticky: Jesus no. Do you want to bankrupt the DF? Those...

    Jesus no. Do you want to bankrupt the DF? Those things should be Sinkexed or scrapped.
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    To be honest, there's not really anything to that...

    To be honest, there's not really anything to that other than the Babcock team coming over to Dublin to the Embassy, but really I don't see how the Type 31 would be what the MPV/EPV would be needed,...
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    Sticky: When even the US Marines are looking for...

    When even the US Marines are looking for something "smaller" than their current Amphibs, though with the US Navy/Marines who knows what they mean when they say "smaller"....
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    I doubt it, but given the reaction by some to the...

    I doubt it, but given the reaction by some to the patrols ending, maybe if the Navy wanted to try promote the service again.
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    Hell I've seen some that lay off the harbour...

    Hell I've seen some that lay off the harbour mouth but never enter the harbour at all.
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    Sticky: Yeah that's what they are trying to plug, I'm not...

    Yeah that's what they are trying to plug, I'm not surprised that the UK is trying to get some interest in them but yeah I don't think this is something the NS want.
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    Down south has Rosslare and Cork already, the...

    Down south has Rosslare and Cork already, the center of population/economy is on the East coast from Belfast to Dublin. Makes more sense to build up capacity there.
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    Even with Brexit there will be traffic between...

    Even with Brexit there will be traffic between Ireland and GB, the point they were making was the chance to design a new build port while at the same time freeing up a massive footprint inside the...
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    Remind me when the EPV was meant to have been in...

    Remind me when the EPV was meant to have been in service for example?I’d put more money on a tender going out in 2030 then actual hardware coming into service.
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