What other country has three armies? You have the army of the 32 county Republic, Oglaigh Na hEireann. Then there is the army of the 26 county state, and then there is the British army in the six counties.
What do we need a defence force for, we do not do wars with other countries, the FCA will do fine.
Do we really need 7000/8000 soldiers sitting in dispersed barracks throughout Ireland. What do they do twiddle their thumbs? Look at the guts on some of them and you will quickly conclude their physique is a disgrace to the uniform. The army is becoming a joke a hiding place for maligners and part time devotees of the black economy.
I fully understand the need for the Navy. I would support the idea extending and developing their role. When not chasing down drug smugglers or illegal fishing in Irish waters they get at least due a little bit of shrimping, which may be of use to the economy