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Ireland to clamp down on sham marriages

The government is planning to crack down on the practice of sham marriages, which are arranged for financial or citizenship gains.

24th July, 2013
Joan Burton

The government is planning to crack down on the practice of sham marriages, which are arranged for financial or citizenship gains.

Speaking on RTE, Social Protection Minister Joan Burton said proposed new legislation would mean that a registrar, who has reason to suspect that a marriage has been arranged for some material gain, can decide not to proceed with the ceremony.

There are no reliable statistics about sham marriages here but Burton said various embassies...

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