Monday, May 20, 2019
From BBC News:
In 1995, this once very Catholic country voted to allow divorce by a tiny margin, with a backing of 50.3%.
The constitutional position is that if someone has been separated for four of the previous five years they can apply to get a divorce and to remarry.
And in the Republic there has to be a referendum to amend the constitution.
The government is proposing - in a vote on May 24 - to remove divorce timeframes from the constitution and to allow the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) to decide how long a couple should be separated before divorce is allowed.
Read more here.