Divorce in Ireland: When love breaks down

Marriages don’t always work out and sometimes separation is the only option. But are Irish couples being punished by Ireland’s strict divorce laws?

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
19th February, 2017
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When billboards emblazoned with the words ‘Hello Divorce, Bye Bye Daddy’ began to appear around the country in the autumn of 1995, they seemed to confirm the worst fears of those on both sides of what had become a bitter and divisive referendum campaign.

For those in favour of repealing the constitutional ban on divorce, it was proof that those opposed to it would stop at nothing – including insinuating that Irish fathers would...

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