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Ireland Military 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Ireland Military 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Military branches:
Irish Defense Forces (Oglaigh na h-Eireann): Army (includes Naval Service and Air Corps (Aer-Chor na h-Eireann)) (2009)

Military service age and obligation:
17-25 years of age for male or 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; maximum obligation 12 years; 17-35 years of age for the Reserve Defense Forces; EU citizenship or 5-year residence in Ireland required (2008)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,024,635
females age 16-49: 1,024,276 (2008 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 857,162
females age 16-49: 854,416 (2009 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 28,072
female: 26,400 (2009 est.)

Military expenditures:
0.9% of GDP (2005 est.)


NOTE: The information regarding Ireland on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ireland Military 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ireland Military 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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