Saturday 17 February 2018

Half of all civil unions took place in the capital

History was made at the gay pride celebration
History was made at the gay pride celebration

Greg Harkin

Almost 3,000 people have entered civil partnerships in Ireland in the first six months of this year, with more than half of them taking place in Dublin.

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) released data showing that 1,500 civil partnerships took place in the first half of 2014.

Dublin 8 is the most popular metropolitan area for same sex unions, with 116 couples from there having civil partnerships followed by Dublin 7 with 80 couples.

There were 816 civil partnerships in total for lesbian and gay couples living in Dublin city and county.

Cork is the most popular area in Munster, with 120 couples celebrating civil partnerships: 49 from Cork city and 71 from the rest of the county.

In Connacht, it's Galway, with 49 couples, 27 from the city of Galway and 22 from across the county

After Co Dublin, Co Kildare is the most popular in Leinster, with 45 couples from there having civil partnerships. Donegal was the most popular of the three Ulster counties south of the Border with 14 couples entering civil partnerships.

GLEN welcomed a poll showing 86pc approval in Ireland for civil partnerships.

Irish Independent

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