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# Marriage

This year
Two in five couples who got married last year had a Catholic ceremony
That’s according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office today.
Last year
Woman seeks proceeds of sale of house from man she claims is her husband
The woman is in the process of having the marriage recognised and registered in Ireland.
All time
Couple 'very much in love' bring High Court action aimed at allowing them to marry
They strongly deny any suggestion of being involved in a marriage of convenience.
No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases
Advice on weddings will be considered by health officials later.
How a wedding cancelled due to Covid-19 turned into a socially distant celebration
Adam and Rebecca had to postpone their wedding, but took to the back garden to mark the day.
'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland
“We didn’t set out to make history – we just fell in love,” Sharni Edwards said.
Ireland has no plans to follow the UK and introduce civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples
The government said that there are no plans to change the law in Ireland.
Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?
The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.
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.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar marches in Belfast pride parade for the first time
Today is the first time the taoiseach attended the Belfast pride parade which is highlighting the theme of marriage equality.
Estranged wife of Dubai ruler asks UK court for forced marriage protection order
The couple are locked in a legal battle in London over the welfare of their two children.
Here's your quick guide to the divorce referendum
Get up to speed.
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.
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.
If you're obsessed with weddings, you might be interested in the OneFabDay podcast
All the advice you never knew you needed.
Margot Robbie is right - we all need to stop asking married women when they're going to get pregnant
“I’m so angry there’s this social contract.”
Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says
The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.
Poll: Would you take your partner's surname after marriage?
Is double-barreled the way forward?
Dear Fifi: I feel a lot of pressure to have a white wedding
Dear! Fifi! Dear! Fifi!
Dear Fifi: I cheated on my husband - and honestly? I'm not sorry
Her name is Foofers and she dances on the sand.
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.
Arlene Foster says opposing marriage equality doesn't mean she can't value LGBT people
Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.
Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds
The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.
Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup?
Currently, civil servants and teachers are entitled to 1.5 days paid leave at the time of a marital breakdown to help deal with legal issues.
Marriage has some very tasty tax benefits attaching to it: Here's how to claim them
The first big benefit of being married is that you get to choose how you are taxed, writes John Lowe.
Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony
The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.
Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.
11 kinda cringe but kinda sweet marriage proposals
So extra.
Poll: Should you ask someone's parents for permission to marry their son or daughter?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer ties the knot in Cork
He and his partner Conchubhar Ó Laoghaire got married in Christchurch in Cork city.
'This idea is only new because we're both men' - Friends who are marrying for tax reasons
The two are due to be married this Friday, if they can arrange a celebrant.
Almost half of people would support people getting married to avoid inheritance tax
Two men told RTÉ’s Joe Duffy last week that they’re marrying to avoid inheritance tax.
Two men who've been friends for 30 years went on Liveline to say they were marrying for tax reasons
Both said they are not gay but that the marriage is about saving money on inheritance.
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.
Over 400 sham marriages halted by gardaí following 2015 crackdown
Gardaí set up Operation Vantage two years ago to tackle sham marriages.
Want to get married in a cattle mart? You could be in muck
Kenmare livestock mart hopes to let you put a ring on it … in their ring.
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.
Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage
The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.