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# Marriages

This year
Less than four in 10 couples who got married last year had a Catholic ceremony
Last year
Two in five couples who got married last year had a Catholic ceremony
All time
Non-religious marriages outnumbered Catholic marriages in 2021, new CSO figures show
Another year of Irish birth, marriage and death records are now available to the public online
Birth numbers continued to decrease in 2019 as deaths increased slightly
Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia
Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor dies aged 99
Divorces and multiple marriages - the other issues in the Syrian civil war
Dublin's still beating Cork in the battle of the babies
Fascinating statistics compare modern-day Ireland to the country in 1916
Marriages are becoming the hidden victims of home repossession
11 people arrested during massive garda operation into sham marriages
The site people use to have affairs has been hacked and all their data is leaking online
Here is how many people were born, died or got married in Ireland last year
The Irish aren't making as many babies as they used to...
More people are having non-religious marriages than they were six years ago
Shock! Irish people still love getting married
The oldest brides and grooms can be found in south Dublin and Waterford
Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase
New bill will crack down on 'sham' marriages
Births and deaths are down but marriages are up in Q3 2012
Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012
Births, deaths and marriages all decreased in Q1 of 2012 - CSO
Baby boom: More babies born than in any year since 1891
More boys than girls born in Q3 2011
Ireland by numbers: births, marriages and deaths
Northern Ireland's death rate at its lowest ever
Birth, death, marriage and jobs: A fascinating snapshot of Ireland
When is Ireland's favourite time to get married, born and... em, die?
Column: Men still propose marriage, but it’s not about love
Paul Ryan
Ireland by numbers: The country's vital statistics