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The Irish Defence Forces is “broken” with wages so low that some soldiers are facing homelessness and being told not to have children
“Our families live in poverty. We suffer from food, income, fuel, and child poverty. Many of us can only dream of owning our home, and some this month are facing uncertainty about their homes, while others are facing homelessness. I personally know these people,” said Sarah Walshe of the Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces organisation.
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MEMBERS OF THE DEFENCE Forces have been forced to go to loan sharks as they struggle to make ends meet on their current wages.
Spouses, partners and other family members today protested outside army barracks all across the country to highlight their financial struggles as a result of recessionary pay cuts.
Just remember if the result of Brexit ends up being a United Ireland and that causes trouble in the North these are the people you are sending into harms way.
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A naval ship cannot patrol Irish waters as there are not enough sailors to man it.
The boat, normally tasked with defending a stretch of water off the coast inside the so-called Irish box, is tied up at Haulbowline Naval Base in Co Cork .
A whistleblower said: “The lads are disgusted, they want to do their work but there is simply not enough sailors to take her to sea.
“The Naval Service is at crisis point with staffing levels because of the extreme austerity suffered by the service.
“There are also a lot of people leaving because of pay issues – it is a tough job but they have proven themselves at sea in the Mediterranean in recent years.”
Whats the point in wasting so much of our resources fighting drugs when we cant even send ships out to intercept? Do we even have enough capability in the aer corp to spot them anyway? (maybe a better use of funds than NAMA would have been sorting out all brances of the decrepit defence forces).
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