Referendum on divorce welcome

29 January 2019

Labour Justice Spokesperson, Senator Ivana Bacik, has welcomed the government’s decision to hold a referendum on divorce.

 The referendum will ask people to approve an amendment to Article 41.3.2 of the Constitution to remove the minimum living apart period for spouses applying for a divorce.

 Senator Bacik said;

 “I welcome the announcement today that in May of this year the people of Ireland will get the opportunity to vote to remove the minimum living apart period for spouses applying for a divorce.

 “I look forward to campaigning strongly for a yes vote in this referendum, and I hope that it will be passed, so that we can move towards introducing a more compassionate and reasonable law for those couples experiencing the real anguish and trauma of marital breakdown in Ireland.”