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# Love and Marriage

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# Love and Marriage
Ecuadorian couple named world’s oldest married pair
Julio Mora and Waldramina Quinteros have a combined age of nearly 215, and have been married since 1941.
# tie the knot
What days and months were the most popular for weddings? Crunching the numbers in Ireland last year
The CSO today published statistics on marriages in Ireland in 2019.
# Love and Marriage
Brides and grooms are still getting older (but only in opposite sex marriages)
Same sex marriages still happen at a later age, but this is changing.
# Love and Marriage
8 completely WTF celebrity marriages that we still remember fondly
Britney and K-Fed <3
# London
This couple say they are discriminated against because they are straight
The couple want a civil partnership and not a marriage.
# Love and Marriage
The 11 Worst People You Meet At An Irish Wedding
Wedding season is in full swing, and you’ve definitely encountered at least one of these people.
# Stats
There were almost two same-sex marriages for every day it was legal last year
CSO figures also show that the average age of brides and grooms is the highest ever recorded.
# 56 years married
Hunt on for man who donated wife's wedding dress with love note attached
The image has taken off around the world.
# do not rsvp
Bride gets revenge on her 'narcissistic' parents with super harsh wedding invitation
Well, that’s one way to do it.
Attention lovebirds: RTÉ wants to pay for your wedding
The Today show launched a competition to win a €20,000 wedding reception at a hotel in Meath.
# Hitched
Marian Finucane ties the knot with long-term partner
The presenter and her new husband have been together for 30 years.
Voices
Column: 7 habits of happy couples
Long-lasting relationships depend on kindness and generosity – but how do we put those attributes into practise?
# Love and Marriage
This little boy is absolutely devastated that he can't get married yet
“It’ll be eight hundred million billion weeks until I can get married!”
# Love and Marriage
Ireland's longest-married couple: 'When you marry your best friend, it's easy to be happy'
They have it figured out.
# All You Need Is Love
Irish couples spend an average of €19,000 on wedding
Engagements appear to be getting shorter too, with most couples who tied the knot last year heading up the aisle after 13 to 18 months.
# Love and Marriage
Wedding rings found in Wicklow car park 12 years ago returned to owner
One ring to rule them all.
# Love and Marriage
Is this the reason George Clooney's getting married?
We think we know what changed the long-term bachelor’s mind about marriage.
# Super Proposal
This low-budget Super Bowl proposal is actually brilliant
You could go as far as to say that it’s super.
# Marriage
Today is the most popular day of the year to propose
There’s a bit of festive romance in the air today…
# Love and Marriage
Joy and celebration as New Zealand celebrates first same-sex weddings
One couple, who had been together 13 years, got married at 39,000 feet.
# Alcohol
Is marriage driving women to drink?
A study says married men tend to cut down on their alcohol intake – while at the same time their wives drink more.
# Love and Marriage
Legal change will allow humanists to carry out civil weddings
An amendment to the Civil Registration Act will allow other groups – and not just ‘religious’ ones – to carry out civil weddings.
# Bachelors
Marriage reduces a man's risk of dying from cancer - study
Norwegian research claims that people in marriages are less likely to die from cancer, with bachelors over 70 the hardest hit.
# Love and Marriage
Putting on weight? That could be marriage... or divorce
New research suggests both marriage and divorce can affect your waistline.
# Civil Partnerships
Marriage and civil partnership 'not equal', LGBT survey finds
A new survey shows that 8 out of 9 people in same-sex relationships believe a civil partnership to be a lesser institution.
# Pitter-Patter
Is Ireland on the verge of another baby boom?
Yes, according to directory inquiries firm 11850, who say they’re getting more calls for dating agencies and lingerie shops.
# Love and Marriage
Italian man granted annulment because wife mentioned open marriage
Italy’s highest court of appeal grants an annulment to a man who complained his wife had theorised about sleeping around.