Irish society has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. The Ireland of 2019 would be virtually unrecognisable to any one plucked from the largely conservative, insular, almost entirely white and overwhelmingly Catholic nation of earlier decades.
Nothing illustrates that change like the issue of divorce, which has been the subject of some of the most divisive and exhausting referendum campaigns of the last four decades. In 1986, for example, 63.48 per cent voted against legalising divorce,...
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