Ireland

 

  Conscription:

No

Never existed. According to article 54 of the 1954 Defence Act, during emergencies it is possible to conscript men.

  Conscientious objection:

-

 

Service

 

Military:

-

 

Civilian:

-

 

Minimum

 

Conscription:

-

No conscription

Voluntary enlistment:

18

 

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https://ebco-beoc.org/ireland

In the framework of the European Social Charter mechanism, the European Committee of Social Rights declared on 16 October 2018 the admissibility of the Complaint No. 164/2018 of the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) vs Ireland [1]. Referring to Articles 1§2 and 26§2 of the Charter the complaint is aimed at introducing a provision in Irish law that enables members of the Irish Defence Forces to discharge from the armed forces on grounds of conscientious objection. In 2019, the Irish Government and Euromil introduced their submission on the merits. The case is still pending.

 

[1] European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) v. Ireland, Complaint No. 164/2018 and related documentations available at www.coe.int/en/web/european-social-charter/pending-complaints/-/asset_publisher/lf8ufoBY2Thr/content/no-164-2018-euromil-v-ireland?inheritRedirect=false