Navy to spend ?100 million on new vessels | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster
I'm all for this but stunned they are doing it now. I honestly thought they would try to kick this to touch for another year or two.The Government has confirmed its pressing ahead with plans to spend 100 million on 2 new naval vessels.
The announcement was made as the LE Niamh returned to its base in Haulbowline in Co. Cork today after a 10 week trip to Latin America.
The first of the new vessels should be delivered in 2014 to some of the older fleet which are over 30 years old.
The Naval Service is very overstreched and does some great work under very difficult circumstances but they need modern equipment to do the job properly. Looks like NS simply can't make Aisling, Aoife and Emer last quite as long Dept of Finance hoped.
What do others think of this?