The people of Ireland will have their say on divorce in a referendum to take place in May, RTÉ reports.
Voters will be asked whether or not they wish to remove a ‘constitutional clause requiring a mandatory period of separation’ from the Constitution.
Under current laws, couples are required to have lived apart for four years before being eligible for a divorce.
It’s thought that the referendum will take place in May on the same date as local elections. Divorce was approved in Ireland in a 1995 referendum by a vote of 50.28% to 49.72%.