Members of the Irish Defence Forces training in the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow, last month
The Irish Examiner reports:
It has been claimed hundreds of soldiers, sailors and Air Corps staff have spent thousands of euro of their own money to get out of the Defence Forces.
PDFORRA, the organisation which represents staff, says that since January more than 170 personnel have paid as much as €40,000 each to be relieved of their duties.
The association says poor levels of pay is the main reason for members wanting to leave.
Earlier: A Limerick A Day