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#Civil Partnerships

# civil-partnerships - Monday 13 January, 2020

Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples
# Civil Partnership Bells
# Civil Partnership Bells

Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples

Jan 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 29,876 Views 38 Comments

The government said that there are no plans to change the law in Ireland.

# civil-partnerships - Friday 23 February, 2018

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
# Snapshot Of Ireland
# Snapshot Of Ireland

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:16 PM 16,144 Views 15 Comments

Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.

# civil-partnerships - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Want to get married on a Sunday in January? You're literally* the only person who does
# Tying The Knot
# Tying The Knot

Want to get married on a Sunday in January? You're literally* the only person who does

Sep 30th 2014, 12:04 PM 14,616 Views 9 Comments

*Slight exaggeration – there are a few of you.

# civil-partnerships - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers

Nov 30th 2013, 7:30 PM 17,369 Views 9 Comments

Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?

# civil-partnerships - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Civil partnerships, stocks, and twisters: The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Civil partnerships, stocks, and twisters: The week in numbers

Oct 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,853 Views 2 Comments

Plus: How many days before Christmas was an advent calender spotted in Dunnes?

# civil-partnerships - Monday 30 September, 2013

More than 500 civil partnership ceremonies took place in 2011
# CSO
# CSO

More than 500 civil partnership ceremonies took place in 2011

Sep 30th 2013, 1:30 PM 5,093 Views 41 Comments

There were 335 male unions and 201 female unions in the first year civil partnerships became legal.

# civil-partnerships - Friday 30 August, 2013

Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase
# Births Marriages And Deaths
# Births Marriages And Deaths

Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase

Aug 30th 2013, 3:44 PM 9,177 Views 54 Comments

The figures from the Central Statistics Office also showed that 36.5 per cent of total births in January to March were to parents outside marriage.

# civil-partnerships - Friday 12 July, 2013

There were 429 civil partnerships in the state last year
# I Do
# I Do

There were 429 civil partnerships in the state last year

Jul 12th 2013, 10:27 AM 9,465 Views 114 Comments

Of these, 263 couples were male and 166 were female as GLEN describes the couples as “pioneers”.

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Cyber-bullying should be a crime says rapporteur on child protection
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Cyber-bullying should be a crime says rapporteur on child protection

Jul 11th 2013, 3:57 PM 3,934 Views 16 Comments

The child protection report also recommends guardianship should apply to civil partnerships.

# civil-partnerships - Monday 20 May, 2013

Cameron faces dissent in the ranks over gay marriage bill
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Cameron faces dissent in the ranks over gay marriage bill

May 20th 2013, 11:40 AM 4,576 Views 23 Comments

Large sections of the British Prime Minister’s Conservative party are fiercely opposed to the idea.

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Chief Justice launches guide to rights for gay couples

Dec 20th 2012, 6:17 PM 5,113 Views 39 Comments

The guidelines point out rights and obligations attached to civil partnerships and protection for cohabiting couples.

Oireachtas agenda: Seven Bills to be wrapped up before Christmas break
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Seven Bills to be wrapped up before Christmas break

Dec 20th 2012, 9:48 AM 2,769 Views 9 Comments

Michael D Higgins will be busy over Christmas: no fewer than seven Bills will be wrapped up today and sent for signature.

# civil-partnerships - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012
# Vital Statistics
# Vital Statistics

Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012

Dec 19th 2012, 11:43 AM 4,214 Views 24 Comments

New CSO figures show there were 17,958 births in the second quarter, with the average mother aged 31.9.

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Budget aftermath, expert group and same-sex partnerships
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Oireachtas agenda: Budget aftermath, expert group and same-sex partnerships

Dec 6th 2012, 9:35 AM 2,733 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil debates the Budget and the Expert Group report, while the Seanad allows secular bodies to perform civil ceremonies.

# civil-partnerships - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

New figures show every county in Ireland has hosted civil partnership ceremony
# Same-Sex Couples
# Same-Sex Couples

New figures show every county in Ireland has hosted civil partnership ceremony

Oct 3rd 2012, 2:08 PM 7,322 Views 59 Comments

Data shows that 862 couples have entered civil partnerships in the 17 months since they were first permitted in Ireland.

# civil-partnerships - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Column: I’m not in a “same-sex marriage”. I’m in a marriage.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I’m not in a “same-sex marriage”. I’m in a marriage.

Jul 15th 2012, 2:00 PM 55 Views 115 Comments

Small changes in language could make a world of difference at the Constitutional Convention, writes Senator Katherine Zappone – so let’s get it right.

# civil-partnerships - Friday 6 July, 2012

Column: Shouldn’t we be over gay people in the workplace?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Shouldn’t we be over gay people in the workplace?

Jul 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 110 Views 76 Comments

Many workers still feel they have to hide their sexual orientation, writes Davin Roche. Changing this would be good for business.

# civil-partnerships - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Church of England objects to government's gay marriage plan
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Church of England objects to government's gay marriage plan

Jun 12th 2012, 11:14 AM 1,638 Views 41 Comments

The Church says that it could be forced to stop conducting weddings on behalf of the state if gay marriage is legalised.

# civil-partnerships - Friday 18 May, 2012

Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples

May 18th 2012, 11:35 AM 1,511 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Finance commits to making the final changes necessary to give equal treatment to same-sex partners.

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce same-sex marriage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland introduce same-sex marriage?

May 10th 2012, 10:59 AM 4,705 Views 170 Comments

Ireland already has civil partnerships for couples who want to make a commitment – but should the country follow Barack Obama’s lead on gay marriage?

# civil-partnerships - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Transgender woman becomes first to enter Irish same-sex partnership
# Civil Partnerships
# Civil Partnerships

Transgender woman becomes first to enter Irish same-sex partnership

Mar 31st 2012, 8:00 AM 5,896 Views 27 Comments

Transgender people can currently only enter same-sex civil partnerships if their new gender was registered in another country.

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 22 March, 2012

New Hampshire quashes attempt to ban gay marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

New Hampshire quashes attempt to ban gay marriage

Mar 22nd 2012, 9:02 AM 2,873 Views 35 Comments

A large Republican majority in the state House of Representatives is not enough to overturn laws allowing full gay marriage.

# civil-partnerships - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals

Mar 10th 2012, 9:31 AM 4,971 Views 126 Comments

The Pope has denounced the “powerful” US gay marriage lobby, while Catholics in Britain have been urged to defend heterosexual unions.

# civil-partnerships - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

# civil-partnerships - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland
# Couples
# Couples

Same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland

Dec 20th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,876 Views 17 Comments

Gay couples who were married in New York, Illinois, South Africa and other parts of the world will be recognised as being in a civil partnership under Irish law.

# civil-partnerships - Monday 5 December, 2011

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships
# Courts
# Courts

'Campaign for Conscience' lodges Supreme Court challenge to same-sex partnerships

Dec 5th 2011, 7:56 PM 8,010 Views 74 Comments

The Mayo-based group believes major parts of the Civil Partnership Act are in conflict with the Constitution and therefore illegal.

# civil-partnerships - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Christian hotel owners launch appeal to gay couple's court win
# Equality
# Equality

Christian hotel owners launch appeal to gay couple's court win

Nov 9th 2011, 3:14 PM 1,117 Views 53 Comments

A devout Christian couple, who were forced to pay compensation to a gay couple who tried to stay in their B&B, launch an appeal.

# civil-partnerships - Monday 29 August, 2011

Column: Why should our love be valued less than anyone else’s?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why should our love be valued less than anyone else’s?

Aug 29th 2011, 7:41 AM 28 Views 99 Comments

Most people think same-sex couples should have full marriage equality – so what’s taking so long, asks Kirsten Fjoser.

# civil-partnerships - Sunday 14 August, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland lift the ban on same-sex marriage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland lift the ban on same-sex marriage?

Aug 14th 2011, 12:33 PM 10,331 Views 253 Comments

Demonstrators in Dublin are today seeking to lift the ban on same-sex marriage. What do you think about the issue?

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Bill awarding equal tax rights to couples in civil partnerships published
# Civil Partnerships
# Civil Partnerships

Bill awarding equal tax rights to couples in civil partnerships published

Jun 9th 2011, 9:20 PM 293 Views 3 Comments

The Bill will allow couples in civil partnerships to avail of income tax, stamp duty, capital acquisitions tax, capital gains tax and VAT benefits – just as married couples can.

US bishop authorises official church blessings for same-sex couples
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

US bishop authorises official church blessings for same-sex couples

Jun 9th 2011, 4:31 PM 407 Views 6 Comments

California bishop Chester Talton said committed gay relationships are a “sacred union” and they will be officially recognised by the church from Sunday.

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Judge who struck down Californian gay marriage ban confirms: ‘I’m gay’
# Proposition 8
# Proposition 8

Judge who struck down Californian gay marriage ban confirms: ‘I’m gay’

Apr 7th 2011, 9:30 PM 3,357 Views 0 Comments

Judge Vaughn Walker, who retired a few months after his landmark decision, confirms that he himself is homosexual.

# civil-partnerships - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Dublin couple one of first to enter same sex civil partnership
# Civil Partnership
# Civil Partnership

Dublin couple one of first to enter same sex civil partnership

Apr 5th 2011, 8:16 AM 1,199 Views 0 Comments

A couple from Dublin will be one of the first to be formally joined on Irish soil in a ceremony later today.

# civil-partnerships - Sunday 27 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 27th 2011, 8:05 PM 2,000 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Marriage and civil partnership 'not equal', LGBT survey finds
# Civil Partnerships
# Civil Partnerships

Marriage and civil partnership 'not equal', LGBT survey finds

Mar 27th 2011, 4:24 PM 3,145 Views 0 Comments

A new survey shows that 8 out of 9 people in same-sex relationships believe a civil partnership to be a lesser institution.

# civil-partnerships - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Gay couple wins appeal over hotel's policy "discrimination"
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Gay couple wins appeal over hotel's policy "discrimination"

Jan 18th 2011, 2:31 PM 826 Views 0 Comments

A Christian couple is told their policy that unmarried couples – including homosexuals – cannot share rooms is unlawful.

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 13 January, 2011

Overseas Civil Partnerships to be acknowledged from today
# Civil Partnerships
# Civil Partnerships

Overseas Civil Partnerships to be acknowledged from today

Jan 13th 2011, 8:17 PM 134 Views 0 Comments

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 23 December, 2010

Ahern signs order to enable civil partnerships
# Civil Partnerships
# Civil Partnerships

Ahern signs order to enable civil partnerships

Dec 23rd 2010, 3:28 PM 675 Views 0 Comments

The Commencement Order is signed to bring the Civil Partnership Act into law as of January 1 next year.

# civil-partnerships - Sunday 22 August, 2010

'March for marriage' to kick off in Dublin
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

'March for marriage' to kick off in Dublin

Aug 22nd 2010, 11:05 AM 343 Views 0 Comments

Protesters who feel the Civil Partnership Bill doesn’t go far enough will take to the streets at 2pm.

# civil-partnerships - Thursday 5 August, 2010

Californian court overturns ban on gay marriages
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Californian court overturns ban on gay marriages

Aug 5th 2010, 8:40 AM 265 Views 0 Comments

Proposition 8 overturned because gay people ‘don’t have the option of entering straight marriages’.

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