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# Divorce

This year
Italian prime minister announces separation from partner after sexual comments at work
He was caught making overtly sexual and sexist comments to female colleagues off-air.
Last year
Opinion: Divorce can be stressful financially, but there are ways to make it easier
Financial expert David Quinn has some advice for couples facing separation or divorce.
All time
Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced
The Courts Service has put the increase in divorce cases down to both Covid-19 and a change in law which reduced waiting times.
Josepha Madigan: Covid has forced many couples to the point of separation. How they handle it is key
The Fine Gael TD and lawyer says lack of social supports during Covid means many relationships are feeling the pressure.
Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West after seven years of marriage, US media reports
The couple tied the knot at a lavish ceremony in Florence, Italy, in May 2014.
'It will impact thousands': New divorce living-apart requirements to apply from 1 December
Couples will have to live apart for two of the last three years to get a divorce.
Cabinet to discuss divorce proposals amid fears Brexit could impact recognition of UK separations
New legislation will reduce the length of time couples must be separated before divorcing.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to seek Cabinet approval for new divorce bill
The minister is also expected to ask Cabinet to approve the publication of the Blasphemy BIll 2019.
The 1995 referendum campaign was a thoroughly different beast to this one
Friday’s referendum has failed to see much of a debate.
Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum
Get up to speed.
The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24
There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.
Quiz: How much do you know about Irish referendums?
Test your knowledge here.
Solicitors want a Yes vote in divorce referendum
A new report by the society details a number of “unsatisfactory” aspects of divorce law.
Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum
Through primary legislation the government would introduce, you would have to live apart for two years before getting a divorce.
Poll: Should the four-year time period for divorce be reduced?
Under the current system, married couples need to have lived apart for at least four years during the previous five years.
Opinion: Is it time to fully remove divorce from the Irish constitution?
The government is proposing a referendum to reduce the time period for divorce but other constitutional restrictions will still apply, writes David Kenny.
Divorce referendum: Voters will be asked whether to delete 'living apart period' from Constitution
The government announced the terms of the referendum today.
Poll: Would you like to see divorce waiting times lowered or abolished?
A referendum on divorce in Ireland is to be held in May.
Referendum on divorce could be delayed, warns Taoiseach
It was due to be held in May, but Varadkar said the woman in the home referendum might take its place.
Divorce waiting time referendum to be held in May 2019
A referendum to give Irish citizens living abroad the right to vote in the Irish presidential election is to be held on the same day.
There has been a fall in divorce cases, with more women than men applying
There has been a 4% decrease on 2016 figures, down from 4,179 in 2016 to 3,995 last year.
Russell Crowe held an auction to pay for his divorce and raised millions from film memorabilia
The breast plate he wore in Gladiator went for €78,000.
A guy on First Dates ended up sitting beside his ex-wife in the restaurant and it was very awkward
All eyes on Irish border as Brexit draft text to be finalised today
The draft will give a legal basis to last December’s preliminary agreement.
Poll: How long should couples have to live apart before being granted a divorce?
Recently published data shows that Carlow, Dublin and Tipperary have the highest divorce rates in Ireland.
Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study
The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.
You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.
'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit
Getting a divorce from a spouse in the UK is governed by EU law, which may not apply after Brexit.
Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced?
A referendum on the waiting time is likely to be held next year.
Divorce referendum expected to be held November 2018
Currently, couples must have lived apart for four years out of the preceding five before they can initiate divorce proceedings.
Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels
Divorce applications from 2015 were the highest level of this century.
India bans practice that allowed men to divorce their wives by reciting word three times
The country’s Supreme Court ruled that the practice was both unconstitutional and un-Islamic.
You'll be voting in quite a few referendums over the next two years
The Taoiseach has outlined his referendum plans for the next two years
Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years?
Currently, couples must wait four years before proceedings can begin.
Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day'
Varadkar says he has no intention of putting a referendum on the Eighth Amendment “on the long finger”.
Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours
The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.
A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades
A study shows that adults whose parents separated during childhood are at an increased risk for poorer health.
Man files for separation after 12 years of marriage to woman who raped him when he was 12
They began an affair when he was 12 and she was 34, they have two children together.
EU President's letter: Britain must settle 'people, money and Ireland' first
“Before discussing our future, we must first sort out our past,” Tusk wrote, ahead of a summit tomorrow.
One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics
Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.