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00:45  22 may  2019
00:45  22 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Photograph: iStock. Carlow has had the highest divorce rate in Ireland since 2015, an analysis of applications to the Circuit Court shows. Divorce only became legal in Ireland in 1996 following a tightly contested referendum the year before in which the Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution

Photograph: iStock. Carlow has had the highest divorce rate in Ireland since 2015, an analysis of applications to the Circuit Court shows. Divorce only became legal in Ireland in 1996 following a tightly contested referendum the year before in which the Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution

Carlow has the highest divorce rate in Ireland, courts data reveals © Brand X Royalty-Free Stock Imagery by Rubberball

Carlow is the county with the highest divorce rate in Ireland, it has been revealed.

New data from the Circuit Courts shows that the Dolmen County's current rate of 1.2 divorce applications per 1,000 population is now even higher than Dublin.

Divorce numbers collated from 2000 to 2017 show that while Dublin had the highest divorce rate for nine of the 17 years, Carlow had the highest number of divorces in 2017, 2016 and 2015.

And Clare, Cork, Kerry, Longford, Sligo, Westmeath and Wexford all had higher rates than Dublin in 2017.

At the other end of the scale, Kildare, Donegal and Cavan have been continuously below the national divorce rates since 2000, The Irish Times reports.

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Carlow has the highest divorce rate in Ireland , having overtaken Dublin in 2015, an analysis of divorce figures across the country in the years 2000-2017 by The Irish Times has shown. There were 71 applications for divorce in Carlow in 2017 out of a national total of 3,964. This is a figure that put

Co Carlow has the highest divorce rate in the State, followed by Dublin, Tipperary, Clare and Louth, according to the latest figures from the Courts Service. More than 4,100 couples around Ireland applied to divorce in 2016; a further 1,300 or so applied to separate. Dublin had the most divorce

Carlow has the highest divorce rate in Ireland, courts data reveals © Getty Images Judge's gavel (stock)

Divorce was legalised in Ireland in 1996 following a contentious referendum in 1995.

Currently under the Constitution, a person must be separated for four of the previous five years in order to apply for a divorce.

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Carlow has the highest divorce rate in Ireland, courts data reveals

An upcoming referendum this Friday, May 24, will ask voters whether this time period should be reduced.

A yes vote on Friday would mean that the Oireachtas would be able to bring in legislation that would determine the time a couple needs to be apart before they can get divorced.

The Government has indicated it would shorten the period to two years.

A yes vote would also allow the Oireachtas to legislate for the recognition of foreign divorces.

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Even marriage rates have not been stable and are dropping. This, however, does not include figures of marriages that ended through legal separations. Research has it that men who get high incomes are less likely to end up changing their marital A poll organised by the Bank of Montreal reveals that 68% of couples divorced due to financial Even so, India has the lowest divorce rate in the world to date.

The county with the highest divorce rate in the country has been revealed and you guessed it right, it's Carlow . Despite being the second smallest county in Ireland , with a population of just over 56,000, Carlow has been unveiled as the heartbreak county of Ireland . According to figures released in the

A no vote would keep the current time limit in the Constitution.

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