divorce referendum



Divorce law to be brought into effect from Sunday

Legislation to reduce the requirement for spouses to live apart for a minimum of four years out of the preceding five before they can be granted a divorce will be commenced on Sunday.

Published 29 November 2019

Oireachtas approves bill to reduce minimum living apart period before divorce

Legislation to reduce the minimum period that couples seeking a divorce are required to live apart has passed all stages in the Oireachtas.

Published 24 October 2019

Bill to reduce minimum living apart period before divorce published

Legislation to reduce the requirement for spouses to live apart for a minimum of four years out of the preceding five before they can be granted a divorce has been published.

Published 11 October 2019

General scheme of Family Law Bill 2019 published

The general scheme of the Family Law Bill 2019, which was approved by Government earlier this week, has been published.

Published 12 July 2019

Flanagan to seek Cabinet approval for divorce and blasphemy bills

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is expected to secure Cabinet approval today for new legislation to implement divorce and blasphemy reforms following recent referendum results.

Published 10 July 2019

Legislation to reform divorce law to be brought forward following referendum result

Legislation to reduce the period of time couples must live apart before divorcing will be brought forward following a resounding vote for reform in the divorce referendum.

Published 27 May 2019

Ferga McGloughlin and Angela Collins discuss referendum outcome in inaugural IWLA podcast

Barristers Ferga McGloughlin and Angela Collins discuss the impact of the divorce referendum on Irish family law in the first episode of the Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) podcast.

Published 27 May 2019

Lawyers to launch campaign for Yes vote in divorce referendum

Prominent lawyers calling for a Yes vote in the forthcoming divorce referendum will officially launch the Lawyers for Yes campaign at Blackhall Place this afternoon.

Published 7 May 2019

Law Society backs proposed constitutional amendments on divorce

The Law Society of Ireland has announced its support for proposed constitutional amendments to remove the minimum living apart period for spouses seeking a divorce from the Constitution.

Published 2 May 2019

Divorce referendum bill clears final legislative hurdle

Legislation providing for a referendum on divorce to be held next month has cleared both houses of the Oireachtas without opposition.

Published 12 April 2019

Divorce referendum bill passed by the Dáil

Legislation providing for the May referendum on divorce has been approved by the Dáil and is now set to be considered by the Seanad.

Published 4 April 2019

Full wording of divorce referendum amendment revealed

Proposals to amend the Constitution to remove the requirement for spouses to live apart for a minimum of four years out of the preceding five before they can be granted a divorce have been published.

Published 27 March 2019

Cabinet to finalise divorce referendum wording

The Cabinet is to finalise the wording of the divorce referendum, to be held in May.

Published 26 March 2019