History UsefulNotes / PaddiesWithPropellerPlanes

2nd Jun '16 5:45:09 AM moloch
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[[RunningGag The Air Corps exists only in name.]]

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[[RunningGag The Air Corps exists only in name.]]
]] No, seriously, of course they do, but [[ArmedFarces Irish military humour]] often jokes about how everybody's heard of them, but nobody's actually ''met'' them, Bielefeld-style.
12th May '16 11:17:18 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'': Teddy is commissioned in the newly-formed Army after the treaty is put into effect. In many ways, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters they act much like their former enemies]] when searching for anti-treaty rebels. Teddy is forced to execute his brother, Damien, by firing squad in the film's ending.

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* ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'': Teddy is commissioned in the newly-formed Army after the treaty is put into effect. In many ways, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters they act much like their former enemies]] when searching for anti-treaty rebels. Teddy is forced to execute his brother, Damien, by firing squad in the film's ending.ending.
* ''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.
19th Apr '15 10:56:50 AM CynicalBastardo
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Traditionally, ships were named after female figures in Myth/CelticMythology until the ''Creator/SamuelBeckett'' was commissioned in 2014.
19th Apr '15 10:49:47 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Film/TheSnapper''. Sharon's older brother is a Corporal in the Army who has just returned from peacekeeping duties in Lebanon. He notes that he was given a gun, but no ammo.

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* ''Film/TheSnapper''. Sharon's older brother is a Corporal in the Army who has just returned from peacekeeping duties in Lebanon. He notes that he was given a gun, but no ammo.ammo.
* ''Film/MichaelCollins'' delves into their origins both before and after UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution. Collins was the first Chief Of Staff after all.
* ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'': Teddy is commissioned in the newly-formed Army after the treaty is put into effect. In many ways, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters they act much like their former enemies]] when searching for anti-treaty rebels. Teddy is forced to execute his brother, Damien, by firing squad in the film's ending.
19th Apr '15 10:38:56 AM CynicalBastardo
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Admittedly, the Irish Defence Forces aren't one of the best equipped forces around, or even produce their own equipment, but Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability.

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Admittedly, the Irish Defence Forces aren't one of the best equipped forces around, or even produce their own equipment, equipment (except for ships, but this ceased in TheEighties), but Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability.
19th Apr '15 10:37:34 AM CynicalBastardo
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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.

Day to day, the Naval Service operates fishery patrols, though search and rescue and drug interdiction are part of their mandate.
19th Apr '15 9:33:29 AM CynicalBastardo
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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: Ewan Devlin, the Irish helicopter pilot you can recruit into your PMC got his start in the Irish military.military.
* ''Film/TheGuard'' references the Navy's participation in drug interdiction. Ultimately, they have been misdirected and don't actually appear.
* ''Film/TheSnapper''. Sharon's older brother is a Corporal in the Army who has just returned from peacekeeping duties in Lebanon. He notes that he was given a gun, but no ammo.
19th Apr '15 9:30:50 AM CynicalBastardo
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* The Infantry Corps, made up of 9 active battalions and 9 reserve battalions. The weaponry for the Infantry Corps comes from various sources, for example, the [[UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives Steyr AUG]] with optional[[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks M203]] is the main assault rifle, with [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht HK USP pistol]] as the main sidearm.

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* The Infantry Corps, made up of 9 active battalions and 9 reserve battalions. The weaponry for the Infantry Corps comes from various sources, for example, the [[UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives [[UsefulNotes/NeutralAustriansWithNoNavy Steyr AUG]] with optional[[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks optional [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks M203]] is the main assault rifle, with [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht HK USP pistol]] as the main sidearm.
19th Apr '15 9:30:18 AM CynicalBastardo
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* The Infantry Corps, made up of 9 active battalions and 9 reserve battalions. The weaponry for the Infantry Corps comes from various sources, for example, the [[UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives Steyr AUG]] with permanently attached [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks M203]] is the main assault rifle, with [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht HK USP pistol]] as the main sidearm.

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* The Infantry Corps, made up of 9 active battalions and 9 reserve battalions. The weaponry for the Infantry Corps comes from various sources, for example, the [[UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives Steyr AUG]] with permanently attached [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks optional[[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks M203]] is the main assault rifle, with [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht HK USP pistol]] as the main sidearm.
19th Nov '14 9:28:14 AM Str8taim
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* ''Videogame/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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* ''Videogame/Mercenaries ''{{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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