This day 25 years ago – 24 November 1995 – Irish voters approved by referendum an amendment to the constitution which lifted a ban on divorce.
It was the narrowest voting margin in the history the state, with 50.28% opting for ‘Yes.’
The difference was fewer than 9,200 votes. pic.twitter.com/9tqvx17ytp
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The rot set in soon after.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, at government buildings this afternoon
Government news agency Merrion Street tweetz:
In May, the people will be asked to approve an amendment to Article 41.3.2 of the Constitution to remove the minimum living apart period for spouses applying for a divorce. It is the Government’s intention to deal with the living apart period by way of ordinary legislation.
No nonsense mediator Paul Campbell (top) of Dublin-based Family Separation Services with a deal for post-Valentine’s Day warring couples.
Neil Young has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years. A petition for dissolution of marriage was filed by Young in their hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th. A hearing is scheduled for December 12th. A rep for Neil Young had no comment.
Neil first met Pegi when she was working as a waitress at a diner near his California ranch, a story he tells in the 1992 song “Unknown Legend.” They were both slated to play Farm Aid in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 13th, though Pegi’s name was recently removed from the lineup.
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