Same sex marriages in Ireland

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By Amanda Erskine

On 22 May 2015 the Marriage Equality Referendum took place in Ireland and as a result same sex couples were able to legally marry. One year on statistics have been released by The Department of Social Protection in the Republic of Ireland showing the number of same sex marriages which have taken place since the referendum. A total of 412 have been registered with the most being registered in Dublin (213).

Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Social Protection said “The Marriage Equality Referendum was a historic day for Ireland. One year on, it’s really great to see that 412 marriages have now taken place which otherwise would not have happened. It’s a timely reminder of that momentous vote on that momentous day.”

The statistics can be found here.

Amanda Erskine is a solicitor in the Family department at Barker Gotelee Solicitors.

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