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Irish Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Ireland. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Ireland

Our latest data shows that Ireland spent $1,235,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 0.6% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Irish military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $16,706,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $1,489,000,000 0.7%
2002 $1,430,000,000 0.7%
2003 $1,371,000,000 0.6%
2004 $1,392,000,000 0.6%
2005 $1,410,000,000 0.6%
2006 $1,398,000,000 0.5%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $1,408,000,000 0.5%
2008 $1,459,000,000 0.6%
2009 $1,440,000,000 0.6%
2010 $1,373,000,000 0.6%
2011 $1,301,000,000 0.6%
2012 $1,235,000,000 0.6%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

Other Countries in the Region

Ukrainian Flag Ukraine
$4,865 Million (2012)
Dutch Flag Netherlands
$10,395 Million (2012)
Irish Flag Ireland
$1,235 Million (2012)
Finnish Flag Finland
$3,856 Million (2012)
Bulgarian Flag Bulgaria
$782 Million (2012)
Swedish Flag Sweden
$6,424 Million (2012)
Croatian Flag Croatia
$1,015 Million (2012)
Estonian Flag Estonia
$438 Million (2012)

Ireland's Military Branches

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

Military Service Age in Ireland

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.