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Irish couples are now dragging their heels saying 'I do'

Published 26/08/2014 | 02:30

Forced marriage has not become a criminal act in Britain. Photo Thinkstock
Forced marriage has not become a criminal act in Britain. Photo Thinkstock

Compared with our European counterparts, Irish men and women are dragging their feet when it comes to saying 'I do'.

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According to new statistics, we are lagging behind Scandinavia, Germany and Poland when it comes to getting married young.

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the average age of an Irish groom in 2012 was 34.7 years, up from 33 in 2004. The average age of a bride is now 32.6, up from 30.9 in 2004.

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