The Irish Defence Forces
are still predominantly male and three years ago, the military conducted a targeted campaign to recruit more women. As can be seen from the following infographic which was created using Irish government data
, there are still relatively few women in the ranks of Ireland's military
. The army has 6,797 men and 485 women while in the Naval Service, there are just over 1,000 men and just 66 women. In the Air Corps, there are 669 men and only 36 women.