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Changing conceptions of marriage in Ireland: law and practice

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Show simple item record Leahy, Susan O'Sullilvan, Kathryn 2020-02-11T13:03:41Z 2020-02-11T13:03:41Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Marriage continues to hold an important position in Irish society. While cohabitation has grown significantly as a relationship choice in recent decades or so, more often than not it is a precursor or ‘trial period’ for marriage, with many cohabiting relationships transforming into marriages after a period of time. Further, public opinion demonstrates a continued attachment to marriage as the basis for commitment within relationships. In one 2011 survey, Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland,1 there was strong support amongst respondents for marriage as an institution and most aspired to marry at some point. Indeed, 68 per cent of the respondents in that survey agreed with the statement ‘[c]ohabiting is fine but marriage seals the deal’.2 From a legal perspective, marriage and the marital family in Ireland receive the highest levels of protection. It is the family based on marriage that is accorded elevated protection within the Irish Constitution, with non-marital or de facto families not recognised. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Child and Family Law Quarterly;30 (3), pp. 279-300
dc.subject Marriage law en_US
dc.subject marriage patterns en_US
dc.subject secular ceremonies en_US
dc.subject solemnisers en_US
dc.subject wedding officiants en_US
dc.title Changing conceptions of marriage in Ireland: law and practice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2019-10-18T08:17:07Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2860694
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Child and Family Law Quarterly
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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