History UsefulNotes / PaddiesWithPropellerPlanes

7th May '18 4:07:45 AM jormis29
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At one point a ButtMonkey of the Defence Forces (The Dubliners famously recorded a song mocking their incapability), the Naval Service dates back as far as 1946, when it succeeded the Coastal and Marine Service. Initially equipped with hand-me-downs from the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] (the ''Flower'' class corvettes were battle-damaged relics from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which wound up being notoriously unreliable), they finally adopted purpose-built ships of their own in TheSeventies in order to patrol the increased territorial range of Irish waters, though two former Royal Navy ships are still in service.

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At one point a ButtMonkey of the Defence Forces (The Dubliners (Music/TheDubliners famously recorded a song mocking their incapability), the Naval Service dates back as far as 1946, when it succeeded the Coastal and Marine Service. Initially equipped with hand-me-downs from the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] (the ''Flower'' class corvettes were battle-damaged relics from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which wound up being notoriously unreliable), they finally adopted purpose-built ships of their own in TheSeventies in order to patrol the increased territorial range of Irish waters, though two former Royal Navy ships are still in service.
23rd Dec '17 5:27:50 PM nombretomado
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At one point a ButtMonkey of the Defence Forces (The Dubliners famously recorded a song mocking their incapability), the Naval Service dates back as far as 1946, when it succeeded the Coastal and Marine Service. Initially equipped with hand-me-downs from the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] (the ''Flower'' class corvettes were battle-damaged relics from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which wound up being notoriously unreliable), they finally adopted purpose-built ships of their own in TheSeventies in order to patrol the increased territorial range of Irish waters, though two former Royal Navy ships are still in service.

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At one point a ButtMonkey of the Defence Forces (The Dubliners famously recorded a song mocking their incapability), the Naval Service dates back as far as 1946, when it succeeded the Coastal and Marine Service. Initially equipped with hand-me-downs from the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] (the ''Flower'' class corvettes were battle-damaged relics from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which wound up being notoriously unreliable), they finally adopted purpose-built ships of their own in TheSeventies in order to patrol the increased territorial range of Irish waters, though two former Royal Navy ships are still in service.
23rd Dec '17 5:27:39 PM nombretomado
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In fiction, the actual Irish Defence Forces aren't terribly likely to show up, as they haven't really done much besides the UN work. This isn't helped by the fact that Irish people with serious military inclinations tend to go to the [[BritsWithBattleships British armed forces]][[note]]While Ireland and the UK are separate sovereign states, UK law does not treat Ireland as a "foreign country."[[/note]], which promise more "action", or to the [[LegionOfLostSouls French Foreign Legion]] if they have serious political objections to serving the British Crown. Counter-terrorism for those occasions when UsefulNotes/TheTroubles spilled over into the Republic tended to be handled by the Gardaí. However, the Irish Defence Forces can trace their lineage back to the original Irish Republican Army, specifically the part of the IRA that pledged its loyalty to the Irish Free State/the pro-Treaty side of the [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution Irish Civil War.]]

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In fiction, the actual Irish Defence Forces aren't terribly likely to show up, as they haven't really done much besides the UN work. This isn't helped by the fact that Irish people with serious military inclinations tend to go to the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British armed forces]][[note]]While Ireland and the UK are separate sovereign states, UK law does not treat Ireland as a "foreign country."[[/note]], which promise more "action", or to the [[LegionOfLostSouls French Foreign Legion]] if they have serious political objections to serving the British Crown. Counter-terrorism for those occasions when UsefulNotes/TheTroubles spilled over into the Republic tended to be handled by the Gardaí. However, the Irish Defence Forces can trace their lineage back to the original Irish Republican Army, specifically the part of the IRA that pledged its loyalty to the Irish Free State/the pro-Treaty side of the [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution Irish Civil War.]]
9th Jul '17 4:09:57 PM nombretomado
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At one point a ButtMonkey of the Defence Forces (The Dubliners famously recorded a song mocking their incapability), the Naval Service dates back as far as 1946, when it succeeded the Coastal and Marine Service. Initially equipped with hand-me-downs from the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] (the ''Flower'' class corvettes were battle-damaged relics from WorldWarII which wound up being notoriously unreliable), they finally adopted purpose-built ships of their own in TheSeventies in order to patrol the increased territorial range of Irish waters, though two former Royal Navy ships are still in service.

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At one point a ButtMonkey of the Defence Forces (The Dubliners famously recorded a song mocking their incapability), the Naval Service dates back as far as 1946, when it succeeded the Coastal and Marine Service. Initially equipped with hand-me-downs from the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] (the ''Flower'' class corvettes were battle-damaged relics from WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which wound up being notoriously unreliable), they finally adopted purpose-built ships of their own in TheSeventies in order to patrol the increased territorial range of Irish waters, though two former Royal Navy ships are still in service.
7th Jul '17 5:03:20 PM nombretomado
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''Óglaigh na hÉireann'', more commonly referred to as the Irish Defence Forces, are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Force that Defends Ireland.]] Composed of ''an tArm'', the Army; ''an tAerchór'', the Air Corps; and ''an tSeirbhís Cabhlaigh'', the Naval Service; the Irish Defense Forces boasts nearly 10,000 ([[LudicrousPrecision 9,981]], according to TheOtherWiki) active personnel, and 12,348 reserve personnel; and a 1 billion budget.

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''Óglaigh na hÉireann'', more commonly referred to as the Irish Defence Forces, are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Force that Defends Ireland.]] Composed of ''an tArm'', the Army; ''an tAerchór'', the Air Corps; and ''an tSeirbhís Cabhlaigh'', the Naval Service; the Irish Defense Forces boasts nearly 10,000 ([[LudicrousPrecision 9,981]], according to TheOtherWiki) Wiki/TheOtherWiki) active personnel, and 12,348 reserve personnel; and a 1 billion budget.
9th Jan '17 1:50:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheSiegeOfJadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on twenty times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.

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* ''Film/TheSiegeOfJadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on twenty times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.surrender.

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9th Jan '17 1:49:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Mercenaries}}'' 2: World in Flames: Ewan Devlin, the Irish helicopter pilot you can recruit into your PMC got his start in the Irish military.

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* ''{{Mercenaries}}'' 2: World in Flames: ''VideoGame/Mercenaries2WorldInFlames'': Ewan Devlin, the Irish helicopter pilot you can recruit into your PMC got his start in the Irish military.
15th Nov '16 12:25:42 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ''The Siege Of Jadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on ten times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.

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* ''The Siege Of Jadotville'', ''Film/TheSiegeOfJadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on ten twenty times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.
25th Sep '16 11:02:51 AM cathrinerose
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Day to day, the Naval Service operates fishery patrols, though search and rescue and drug interdiction are part of their mandate.

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Day to day, the Naval Service operates fishery patrols, though search and rescue and drug interdiction are part of their mandate.
mandate. As of 2015/2016 they are also involved in rescuing refugees in the Med.
9th Sep '16 9:20:32 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Film/{{Calvary}}'' has Milo tell Father James that he's considering enlisting. Indeed, in the film's final montage, Milo is seen being sworn in.

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* ''Film/{{Calvary}}'' has Milo tell Father James that he's considering enlisting. Indeed, in the film's final montage, Milo is seen being sworn in.in.
* ''The Siege Of Jadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on ten times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.
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