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Poll: Should the wait time for a divorce be cut to two years?

The Dáil is likely to debate legislation on the issue when it is back in session in the autumn.

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A BILL, TABLED by Fine Gael TD Josepha Madigan, on reducing the period of separation for divorce from four years to two years is likely to be debated in the autumn, when the Dáil is back in session.

Psychotherapist Bernadette Ryan told TheJournal.ie that the process can be “wearing” for separated couples, as research shows divorced people are at a higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland.

So, we want to know: Should the wait time for a divorce be cut to two years?


Poll Results:

Yes (12152)
No (1207)
I'm not sure (416)



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