Military expenditure in local currency reached 0.903 EUR bil in 2016 in Ireland, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 0.496 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, military expenditure in local currency in Ireland reached an all time high of 1.08 EUR bil in 2008 and an all time low of 0.012 EUR bil in 1960. When compared to Ireland's main peers, military expenditure in local currency in Canada amounted to 20.1 CAD bil, 50.4 EUR bil in France and 35.8 GBP bil in United Kingdom in 2016.
Ireland has been ranked 118th within the group of 142 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure in local currency, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Military expenditure data are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditure on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces, defence ministries and other government agencies engaged in defence projects, paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations, and military space activities.