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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Marriage

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Jury fails to reach verdict in case of man accused of raping his wife
The man said the sex was consensual.
Poll: Should the waiting time for a divorce be reduced to two years?
Currently, couples must wait four years before proceedings can begin.
Teenage boy marries 73-year-old woman in Indonesia
The couple threatened suicide if the wedding was stopped.
Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released
Last week Foster said she had no recollection of the letter.
Sitdown Sunday: The truth about what really goes on in an open marriage
Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
The average age for Irish brides and grooms is getting older and older
For men it’s nearly 36 and for women it’s nearly 34.
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.
Quickie divorce law aims to cut wait time from four years to two
If passed, a referendum will be called to change the Constitution.
Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests
Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.
Marriage equality?: 'There is no excuse for confining civil partnership solely to gay couples'
It’s understandable why some couples prefer a more modern and secular form of civil recognition over marriage, writes Fergus Ryan.
Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other
The match between the convicted murderers was set up by the man’s mother – who’s also in prison.
This couple say they are discriminated against because they are straight
The couple want a civil partnership and not a marriage.
This takeaway in Castlebar got an urgent chip request from a 'downtrodden husband'
“The wife is going to kill me.”
16 extremely Irish touches to add to a wedding
So many ideas.
Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare
Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.
'People were forced to live in the same house for years': Two decades of divorce in Ireland
Divorce was legalised 20 years ago after a bitter campaign and a very tight results in a referendum – now there are calls for the law to be modernised.
Woman fined €100 after admitting bigamy at Limerick court
“The offence of bigamy would be the talk of the town.”
Restaurant critic AA Gill reveals he has 'the full English of cancer' in column
The 62-year-old writer now plans on marrying his partner of 23 years.
Just 19 tweets all married couples will identify with, HARD
So so true.
Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause
The Labor Party says the debate surrounding a referendum could be harmful to those in same-sex relationships and their families.
The Debate Room: To wed, or not to wed, that is the question
One couple explains why marriage is important to them and another on why they won’t be taking the plunge.
Keeping your spouse happy could be good for your health
There are a number of reasons.
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.
Getting married? Here's what every couple should do to prepare themselves
Marriage counsellor Dr Ray O’Neill tells us how to avoid the pitfalls of being in a long-term relationship.
RTÉ is running a televised pre-marriage course (without the priests) and want you to apply
The series is billed as a pre-marriage course without the priests, although it is open to couples of all types, including those who are not engaged.
Man told his wife “I can rape you if I want” before threatening to cut her face open, trial hears
The woman said her husband took up a knife and said he could cut her face open before pushing her upstairs and raping her.
Everyone has fallen in love with this old married couple on Humans of Dublin
“I keep losing him.”
'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay'
I got really really angry with my family when they said they wouldn’t be voting in the marriage referendum, writes Patrick Dempsey.
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.
A dad put a very creepy ad in a magazine jobs section to find a husband for his daughter
He saw fit to mention that she was a ‘godly virgin’. *shudders*
Pakistani police stop 10-year-old girl from getting married
It is understood a number of village elders have been arrested.
It's official: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall tie the knot in London
They announced their engagement in January following a four-month romance.
A woman's heartbreaking marriage equality story is going viral on Facebook
Lara Ryan lost her partner of 10 years in a tragic road accident three weeks ago.
A woman's heartbreaking marriage equality story is going viral on Facebook
Lara and Elise :(
This man made a brilliant collage of his wife's most random texts
“I’m eating your sausage.”
'I turned into a blubbering mess when I found my wedding dress'
I never believed you would just feel the right dress for you, but it is absolutely true, writes Pamela Tully.
Italian politicians want jail for gay couples who use overseas surrogates
A prominent gay rights group has branded the move ‘indecent’.
Australia refuses to recognise British couple's marriage after man dies on honeymoon
Marco and David Bulmer-Rizzi were married in London last year.
'What's the big deal about Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch? There were 22 years between my parents'
The sarcastic comments about their upcoming marriage are petty and childish. Is it so difficult to believe that they might actually be in love and make each other laugh? asks Megan Roantree.
Going through a relationship breakdown? It's okay if you don't join in on all the Christmas razzmatazz
The end of a long term intimate relationship, whether a marriage or committed relationship, is experienced as a huge loss with all of the complex emotions of the bereavement process.