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    Defence Forces Annual Report

    The Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report for 2012 has been published.

    http://www.defence.ie/WebSite.nsf/Pu...1?openDocument

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    Would have been nice if the report had acknowledged that at the time of his appointment as Military Judge, Michael Campion was Capt Michael Campion, a
    serving Reservist
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    Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report for 2014.

    http://www.defence.ie/WebSite.nsf/AR2014Ea

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    Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2015.

    http://www.defence.ie/WebSite.nsf/AR2015E

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    Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2015.

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    Fishery patrols seem down by over 30% compared to 2014 Pontus?

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    Excuse me

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    The Defence Forces Medical Corps has four main service objectives:
    • To maintain and promote health and well-being for, and prevent disease amongst,
    serving members of the Permanent Defence Forces (PDF);
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    • To maximise the medical readiness of the PDF for operational activities both at
    home and overseas;
    • To provide current and competent field medical support in operational and
    training settings both at home and overseas; and
    To medically assess members of the Reserve to ensure their health status is
    compatible with their role as part of the Single Force Concept
    /drunken rant removed on legal advice . The portion above is yellowed becuase it is a lie : Medical Corps refuse point blank to deal with reservists and refer to an unworkable GP scheme

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    Excuse me

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    /drunken rant removed on legal advice . The portion above is yellowed becuase it is a lie : Medical Corps refuse point blank to deal with reservists and refer to an unworkable GP scheme

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    what's this a Army. or a bunch of Dublin Corpo layabouts .

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    this is complete bo!!ix

    I have to attend a seperate audiogram in a DF medical facility in coming weeks, or i cannot use pyro, and as for my doctor, well he made such a fuss about not knowing about the DF paying for my medical that i just paid cash and claimed it off my own health insurance provider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    Fishery patrols seem down by over 30% compared to 2014 Pontus?
    But more boardings than 2014 (same amount of detentions).

    It could be technology and more targeted maybe.

    It was definitely going to have an impact anyway

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    Probably also down to the retirement of older vessels, while their replacements take time to work up to full ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Probably also down to the retirement of older vessels, while their replacements take time to work up to full ability.
    Yes, I thought of that as possible reasons but the 2006 report gives a figure of 1590 patrol days for FP, it looks like FP is a dead man walking and rightly so.

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    Wasn't the fleet down to 7 vessels for a fair period?

    6 vessels when you consider 1 was in the Med for a fair period (at times there was a 2nd on the way as well)

    Then there was also the asbestos effected vessels

    Potentionally there could also be a lack of crew

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    Pontus can effectively take 3 vessels out allowing one each for pre-fit, on station and refit thereafter. Even so the 2014 figure is for c.1100 which is down from 2006 by a fair bit and most interestingly the 2014 figures represent the patrols sought by the SFPA which calls the shots on FP. As the SFPA gets more confident and realises that the focus should be on landings rather than boardings then the amount of FPs will diminish from a previous largely random system to a targeted one for vessels of interest to the SFPA.
    Given the glaring effect of Pontus on FP it would appear that a concurrent piracy etc deployment would almost completely deplete domestic availability of the NS for FP etc. Having said that peoples lives are more important that checking up on smelly trawlers.

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    Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2016.

    http://www.defence.ie/WebSite.nsf/AR2016

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    Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2017

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    Very little mention of RDF then the strength, broke down in gender. Our role and mention again of specialist reserve, nothing new or to look forward to.
    1/3 of of navy operations in civil assistance (pg40) conducted by NSR but no mention of AR during bad weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Very little mention of RDF then the strength, broke down in gender. Our role and mention again of specialist reserve, nothing new or to look forward to.
    1/3 of of navy operations in civil assistance (pg40) conducted by NSR but no mention of AR during bad weather.
    Keogh gives thanks for the RDF in the bad weather in his introduction.

    For many, 2018 will be long remembered for the severe weather events that occurred; initially caused by the impact of Storm Emma which brought significant wind and snowfall, and which was followed during the summer months by an intense heatwave of historic proportions. The outstanding response from the Department of Defence, the Defence Forces and Civil Defence during these extreme weather events was something of which I was extremely proud. Government also expressed its sincere appreciation of the work of all those who responded to these events during the year, and indeed the commitment of the members of Civil Defence and the Reserve Defence Force is testament to the continued spirit of voluntary service that enriches Irish society in so many ways.
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    Well spotted. But you would think they would publish the count, mandays were paid so they could have published them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Well spotted. But you would think they would publish the count, mandays were paid so they could have published them.
    “1,091 reservists utilised 19,351 man-days”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Hurray we have now achieved the 0.2% of GDP defence spending target (if you exclude pensions)!!!!!!!!!

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