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Ireland Military 2016
https://allcountries.org/world_fact_book_2016/ireland/ireland_military.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Ireland Military 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Military branches:
Irish Defence Forces (Oglaigh na h-Eireannn), Permanent Defence Forces (PDF): Army, Naval Service, Air Corps; Reserve Defence Forces (RDF): Army, Naval Service Reserves (2014)

Military service age and obligation:
18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service recruits to the Permanent Defence Forces (PDF; 18-27 years of age for the Naval Service); 18-28 for cadetship (officer) applicants; 18-35 years of age for the Reserve Defence Forces (RDF); maximum obligation 12 years (PDF officers), 5 years (PDF enlisted), 3 years RDF (4 years for Naval Service Reserves); EU citizenship, refugee status, or 5-year residence in Ireland required (2014)

Military expenditures:
0.49% of GDP (2014) 0.51% of GDP (2013) 0.55% of GDP (2012) 0.59% of GDP (2011) 0.55% of GDP (2010)
country comparison to the world: 126
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Ireland on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ireland Military 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ireland Military 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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