Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Operation Vantage

All time
# Operation Vantage
Over 400 sham marriages halted by gardaí following 2015 crackdown
Gardaí set up Operation Vantage two years ago to tackle sham marriages.
# Operation Vantage
Number of foreign couples attempting to marry in Ireland drops 58% since new laws
Gardaí are now using new laws to tackle sham marriages.
# Marriages of Convenience
11 people arrested during massive garda operation into sham marriages
Operation Vantage was set up after a trend of foreign men marrying women from EU countries was identified.