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This afternoon.

Via RTÉ News:

Latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that while the number of marriages increased in 2021, it was still 15% below pre-pandemic levels.

The average age of brides in 2021 was 35.4 years, compared to 34.8 years in 2019, while grooms were also slightly older – 37.4 years last year compared to 36.8 years in 2019.

The average age for couples in same sex marriages was 40.1.

Number of marriages still below pre-pandemic levels

Still too young?

Only you can decide.



“People have redefined what marriage means to them. Marriage is more popular than ever – which is unusual – you might think that with, perhaps, the demise, a little, of the Catholic Church and people turning towards a more secular society that that wouldn’t be so, but actually people are still looking for that commitment and we do marriage very well in Ireland!”

Dr. Lorraine Mancey O’Brien, Director at Irish Institute of Celebrants

A playback of Liam Geraghty on the business of getting hitched in Ireland for ‘The Business’ on RTÉ Radio 1 at the weekend.


FIGHT/decree nisi!

Top pic: Marriage Equality wedding fair last year with from left: Ed O’Leary and Joanna Charles, Rachel McCaffrey and Nikki Kavanagh, Mark Burns and Anthony Maher.



Pro-same sex marriage group  Vote With Us offering voters a “chance to find and share reasons to vote yes in the upcoming referendum on marriage equality”.

NO hectoring.

Eoin Wison (not the actor) writes:

Vote With Us is an exciting new campaign for the yes and undecided voters. Referendum campaigns are often held hostage by the same commentators, playing out the debate out of reach of everyday people. We hope this campaign will hand the conversation back to Irish voters and allow them to positively engage others in a respectful and hopeful way, up and down the country

Vote With Us