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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

Macedonian Flag Macedonia
$139 Million (2012)
Danish Flag Denmark
$4,679 Million (2012)
Albanian Flag Albania
$194 Million (2012)
Norwegian Flag Norway
$7,189 Million (2012)
Russian Flag Russia
$90,646 Million (2012)
Maltese Flag Malta
$56 Million (2012)
Cypriot Flag Cyprus
$499 Million (2012)
Slovak Flag Slovakia
$1,072 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.