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# couples

All time
# spicey
Chipper in Glasnevin pulls off romantic Valentine's evening meal
# somebody to love
Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability
“We’re all people”.
There is a wedding proposal in the Daily Mail's 'Sidebar of Shame' today
It doesn’t get much more public than this.
# moonies
PICS: 2,500 couples marry, take selfies and nap at South Korean mass wedding
Around 2,500 couples, some of whom had met just days before, took part in the ceremony.
# ring on it
12 of the most irritating things engaged people say
What is it about getting engaged that turns perfectly reasonable people into a total nightmare?
# you're so vain
7 horrifying quotes from couples rating each other's looks in the Daily Mail
What could go wrong?
# nobody does it better
8 of the most sexy Irish aphrodisiacs
Oh baby.
# till death do us part
The oldest brides and grooms can be found in south Dublin and Waterford
The latest CSO statistics show that marriage and divorce rates have fallen, while bride and grooms are getting older.
# True Love
7 older couples you'll want to be when you grow up
They are literally the best.
# hard to do
And you thought your break-up was bad...
… check out these admissions from strangers.
# Britain
Britain legalises gay marriage
The legislation is now expected to receive official assent from Queen Elizabeth II later this week.
Column: 'Do you want to have children?' Every couple needs to have this conversation
The decision whether or not to have children is one of the most important decisions of your life, writes relationship counsellor Tony Moore, who says he is amazed at how many couples do not have the discussion.
# Fertility
New IVF treatment could result in couples having successful pregnancies
The ‘time-lapse’ technology can pinpoint the abnormalities in human embryos that cause IVF failure or miscarriage and raises live birth rates by 56 per cent.
9 pieces of proof that your TV is out to destroy your relationship
We’ve got the proof.
# Dislike
The 7 people who are driving you away from Facebook
You went to the gym. We get it.
# lovebirds
11 celebrity couples that make us believe in true love
Love is all around you when you look at this lot.
Column: It can be a crowded nest when you still live at home with your parents
Due to ongoing economic problems the option of leaving the family home to start your own independent life is increasingly being put on the long finger, writes Tony Moore.
# domestic bliss
What's the stupidest fight you've ever had with your significant other?
We want to hear your dirt.
# Research
Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study
The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.
# Abortion
Group says lack of invite to Oireachtas abortion hearings "a grave injustice"
TFMR Ireland said that it is upset that, despite numerous requests, it has has not been invited to take part in this week’s Oireachtas committee hearings on abortion legislation in Ireland.
# Christmas
In pictures: Coming home for Christmas
There were a lot of smiles and happy tears at Dublin Airport today as people were greeted by their families and friends at arrivals.
# believe
Did you know Cher and Val Kilmer used to go out together?
US NEITHER! And look at them back together again.
# Gay Marriage
McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed
GLEN has “strongly welcomed” the comments the former Irish President made in an interview that will be screened tonight.
# Love locks
'Love locks' removed from Rome's Ponte Milvio bridge
The ‘love padlocks’, which are placed there by couples, were also taken off the Ha’penny Bridge in January of this year.
# New Zealand
New Zealand to vote on gay marriage
The country’s lawmakers will vote on whether to allow marriage between two people regardless of sex, gender identity or orientation.
# neck and neck
Oosthuizen and Davis share the lead in Texas
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Graeme McDowell is on 4 under, and Padraig Harrington is on 2 under.
# Perfect match
Game, Set and Match – We found love in a sporty place
Vijay Singh never let Christmas stop his golfing practice but these couples surely have better Valentine’s plans.
# Weddings
Couples engaged for longer as weddings "hit by recession"
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the recession has led to the cost of Irish weddings falling – but they still cost more than €20,000 on average, a new survey shows.
# Weddings
What's the price of an average Irish wedding?
Irish couples are refusing to let economic woes play a part in their big day – with the cost of the average wedding rising by €1,000 in the past year.
# where's the love
Where's the love? Council removes 'love padlocks' from Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge
The padlocks, which were attached by couples as a sign of their ‘everlasting’ love, will be removed from any bridge upon which they appear, Dublin City Council has said.
# couples
Same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland
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.
# Marriage
Financial troubles are affecting marriages, say couples
Accord, which offers counselling services to couples, said that the majority of its clients in the first half of 2011 blamed financial pressures for putting strain on their relationship.
# i do
I do! The top six most unusual proposals - on video
Get down on bended knee and ask your partner to marry you? That’s not enough for these folks, who went all out when it came to proposing. Luckily for us, they captured it on video too.
# Gay Marriage
Nearly three-quarters of Irish people in favour of gay marriage
Three in five Irish people also believe that gay couples should be allowed to adopt children.