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    Actually most Votes don't have supplementary...

    Actually most Votes don't have supplementary budgets. In 2019 only 7 out of 42 votes had a supplementary budgets (Health and Education being the largest). All votes returned surpluses.
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    Poll: When the Department disposed of assets to the...

    When the Department disposed of assets to the private sector they did get income from it, the examples you correctly gave were Clancy and Murphy's Barracks. I don't criticise the amount they got as...
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    Poll: What he is advocating is that the DF should get...

    What he is advocating is that the DF should get something for an asset is disposing of. It is irrelevant that is currently an under utilised asset in the DF. It has a value to somebody. If it is...
  4. A slight caveat on the pre 1994 figures. The...

    A slight caveat on the pre 1994 figures. The amount of funding paid to each unit was based on the numbers on the books up until the mid to late 90s. Units weren't incentivised to make people non...
  5. I think they were. I remember one former FCA...

    I think they were. I remember one former FCA officer telling a story that involved him taking over a duty from a FLR officer

    I have also heard tell that the NS used to make regular use of their...
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    Well 5 months is positively meteoric in DOD terms

    Well 5 months is positively meteoric in DOD terms
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    That's true if the DOD was altruistic it would...

    That's true if the DOD was altruistic it would have corrected the pay error once it was pointed out to them. But no they had to dragged kicking and screaming to the table
  8. I am afraid you are incorrect Trelheim, there is...

    I am afraid you are incorrect Trelheim, there is numerous tax case law to support Revenue's position that the cost of travel to and from your place of work is not a tax deductible expense.
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    Sgt Willie Webb

    https://rip.ie/death-notice/william-willie-webb-athy-kildare/437643

    Former president of PDFORRA and sergeant in AMC Curragh passed away yesterday. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    21 Bn FCA and subsequently 62 Bn RDF HQ

    21 Bn FCA and subsequently 62 Bn RDF HQ
  11. It is not really PC gone mad. In this day and age...

    It is not really PC gone mad. In this day and age everyone knows certain words are unacceptable. Someone in his position should definitely know better. He was the author of his own demise.
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    On a related point, I know of a doctor that was...

    On a related point, I know of a doctor that was commissioned into the PDF as a Captain to go overseas, wanted to transfer to the RDF because he liked the military life but had to drop in rank to Lt,...
  13. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Load of bollocks

    Load of bollocks
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    I think you have an over inflated view of what...

    I think you have an over inflated view of what the private sector gets BUT that is a topic for another thread.
  15. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    https://www.newsweek.com/terminate-un-interim-forc...

    https://www.newsweek.com/terminate-un-interim-force-lebanon-opinion-1526970?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

    If the US does use the veto as suggested by the article we may to evacuate rather quickly
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    I always found it funny that we hated having to...

    I always found it funny that we hated having to wear a "uniform" in school but we all had the same parka jackets :)
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    What about the team that will replace them? Where...

    What about the team that will replace them? Where are they going to get their weapons?
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    Why not? They are secure and waiting for the next...

    Why not? They are secure and waiting for the next team to take them over?
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    It's not that big of an island

    It's not that big of an island
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    MOD: This is a very interesting conversation but...

    MOD: This is a very interesting conversation but it is getting a bit off topic. I will split the thread later
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    Well they (the politicians) do have form in this....

    Well they (the politicians) do have form in this. Mary Harney did use the CASA to go the opening of an off licence.
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    Again this is suitable only if time is a factor....

    Again this is suitable only if time is a factor. Most resupplies are planned well in advance so the shipping time is well factored in. Using one of our ships for a routine supply run to a location...
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    But is that the best use of your asset and the...

    But is that the best use of your asset and the most cost effective way of transporting them. Sure where supply routes are limited you can do it that way but where dedicated more cost effective...
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    According to the article yes

    According to the article yes
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    What pissed people off was when MATS was used by...

    What pissed people off was when MATS was used by ministers for personal or constituency business. The time when Mary Harney used the CASA to fly her to the opening of an off licence while her car was...
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