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#Sham Marriages

# sham-marriages - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Over 400 sham marriages halted by gardaí following 2015 crackdown

Gardaí set up Operation Vantage two years ago to tackle sham marriages.

# sham-marriages - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Number of foreign couples attempting to marry in Ireland drops 58% since new laws

Gardaí are now using new laws to tackle sham marriages.

# sham-marriages - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

A Pakistani man who claimed 'true love' as a defence has been jailed for his 'sham marriage'

Muhammad Raza was married and had three children in Pakistan.

# sham-marriages - Friday 10 March, 2017

Gang who flew in Lithuanian brides to UK as part of sham marriage scam jailed

People involved in the scam swapped roles in fake bridal parties.

# sham-marriages - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Sham marriages are widespread in Ireland, according to Immigrant Council report

One international gang based in Dublin made millions by charging hundreds of Asian men up to €20,000 to marry vulnerable eastern European women.

# sham-marriages - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

11 people arrested during massive garda operation into sham marriages

Operation Vantage was set up after a trend of foreign men marrying women from EU countries was identified.

# sham-marriages - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

# sham-marriages - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Couples suspected of entering sham marriages in Ireland will be investigated

The Registrar will now be able to investigate couples and report them to immigration services.

# sham-marriages - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the Killarney explosion, Belfast riots and Dáil bar drinking,

# sham-marriages - Friday 25 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know by 9am: Calls for second MEP vote on Cardiff, RTÉ denies prejudice allegations, families at ‘breaking point’ – and a busy day for US shoppers

Govt hopes to legislate against 'sham marriages'

In the meantime, marriage registrars have received revised guidelines to try and prevent marriages of convenience.

# sham-marriages - Friday 12 August, 2011

Bride and groom charged over 'sham marriage'

Police intervened to stop the wedding ceremony at Belfast’s City Hall last week.

# sham-marriages - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

Two arrested as part of human trafficking ring

Two men remain in custody after allegedly luring Latvian women to Ireland and forcing them to marry.

# sham-marriages - Saturday 9 October, 2010

New guidelines on 'sham marriages' introduced

ID and ambassadorial approval now required for non EU citizens marrying in Ireland after EU pressure.