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    Ireland Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Irish Defense Forces (Oglaigh na h-Eireann): Army (includes Naval Service and Air Corps) (2006)

      Military service age and obligation:
      17 years of age for voluntary military service; enlistees under the age of 17 can be recruited for specialist positions (2001)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 17-49: 977,092
      females age 17-49: 978,465 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 17-49: 814,768
      females age 17-49: 813,981 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 29,327
      females age 17-49: 28,139 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $700 million (FY00/01)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      0.9% (FY00/01)

      NOTE: The information regarding Ireland on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ireland Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ireland Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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