Monday 21 August 2017

412 couples married since historic marriage referendum

Panti Bliss celebrates the gay marriage referendum result Photo: Gerry Mooney
Panti Bliss celebrates the gay marriage referendum result Photo: Gerry Mooney
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Clare is the only county in Ireland not to have registered a same-sex marriage in the year since the marriage referendum, according to official figures.

Some 412 same-sex couples have married since the marriage referendum a year ago, figures released by the Department of Social Protection reveal.

This weekend sees the one-year anniversary of the same-sex referendum.

In May 2015, 62pc of voters said yes to marriage equality, making Ireland the first country in the world to have a popular vote to legislate same-same marriages. 

Figures released by the Department of Social Protection show Dublin accounted for just over half of all marriages - with 213 registered since the Marriage Act 2015 was signed into law last November.

There were 43 marriages registered in Cork and 25 in Limerick.

Wicklow had 17 same-sex marriages, followed by Galway, Kildare, Donegal and Wexford.

Carlow, Leitrim and Monaghan - all had one marriage registered.

Clare is the only county not to register a same sex marriage in the year.

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