Funerals in Ireland

Death is the only certainty in life – so a funeral is something that everyone will eventually have – but no one likes to plan ahead for it. Most people in Ireland are Catholic (even if lapsed) – and the vast majority of funerals take place in a church. (Even if the dead person hardly … Read more

Divorce in Ireland

Divorce was only introduced in Ireland in the mid-1990s.  In 2014, there were 3,831 divorces before the courts, up from 3,609 in 2013. There were 3,482 divorces in 2012. According to the most recent Central Statistics Office figures for 2013 – the   divorce rate here is 0.6 out of 1,000. That compares with 2 … Read more