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Ireland's Next Referendum Has Been Scheduled To Take Place In May

By James Fenton

January 29, 2019 at 3:27pm

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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%.

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