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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.


This afternoon.

Burton Road, Lepardstown, Dublin

The parents of a man who got married in Co Armagh this morning were earlier told by a judge to take down the marquee they had erected at their home. The planned wedding reception was in breach of existing Covid-19 regulations.

Sam Boal/RollingNews


How many guards?



This morning.

Aldi has kickstarted a nationwide search for a couple that has had to postpone their wedding celebrations due to the rona, launched by influencer Bonnie Ryan (above), who had to postpone her own ceremony this year.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

This morning.

On Cork 96FM Opinion Line with PJ Coogan

Deirdre O’Shaughnessy writes;

Youghal hair stylist Donna Savage (above) was supposed to marry her fiance yesterday, so despite the wedding being postponed due to COVID19, she headed for the church all dressed up!

She’s now hoping to sell her wedding dress worth €2700 to raise money for PPE for frontline workers. Donna is a member of Youghal Coastguard and her fiance is a frontline worker at the local hospital….


From top: Pals Michael O’Sullivan and Mattie Murphy outside Lilliput Stores, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7; Mattie outside Lilliput

Shortly before Christmas in 2017, friends for almost 30 years Mattie Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan got married.

Mattie married Michael in order to allow his friend avoid paying inheritance tax on his home in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.

This morning, Mattie passed away.

Pride of Place Stoneybatter writes:

“This morning after 4am, Stoneybatter lost a true legend, Mattie Murphy.

“As news trickled across the streets of Stoneybatter and beyond, everyone is remembering Mattie, his beautiful smile, kind soul, his infectious laugh and his great style.

“A proud Tipperary man with his heart in Tipp and in Stoneybatter, Mattie died peacefully with his best friend, Michael, by his side. Mattie, a ‘former butler, valet, head of house, telephonist, model, actor, husband, stepfather and utter gentleman.’

“Chats were always welcomed at Lilliput Stores with Mattie having a cuppa and a cig outside and hearty laughs were guaranteed with the storytelling and sharing of anecdotes.

“Mattie had time for anyone that stopped by and along his walks across Stoneybatter including many a furry friend as he loved dogs.

“A great supporter of the Stoneybatter community and attended local events right up to Christmas just gone.

“Mattie loved Stoneybatter Festival and President Michael D was thrilled to meet Mattie at the 2018 Festival.

“At the 2019 Festival, Mattie with his best friend, Michael, featured in local Andrew Kohn’s highly acclaimed Humans of Stoneybatter.”

“Mattie will be reposing at his home 45 Niall Street this Wednesday from approx 1pm and Thursday morning ’til late for all to say their goodbyes and there will be stories and laughter for sure.

“Mattie’s funeral will be taking place Friday at St. John’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Cashel, Co. Tipperary at 3pm.

“Michael has asked that donations be made to the NCBI in lieu of flowers.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”


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