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Ireland Military 2014
http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/ireland/ireland_military.html
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on February 3, 2014

Military branches:
Irish Defense Forces (Oglaigh na h-Eireannn), Permanent Defence Force: Army, Naval Service, Air Corps (2012)

Military service age and obligation:
17-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service (17-27 years of age for the Naval Service); enlistees 16 years of age can be recruited for apprentice specialist positions; 17-35 years of age for the Reserve Defense Forces (RDF); maximum obligation 12 years (5 years IDF, 7 years RDF); EU citizenship or 5-year residence in Ireland required (2012)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,179,125
[see also: Manpower available for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,163,728 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 977,631
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 965,900 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 28,564
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 27,197 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
0.55% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 376

0.59% of GDP (2011)
0.55% of GDP (2010)
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Ireland on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ireland Military 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ireland Military 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.



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