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#Sham Marriages

# sham-marriages - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Over 400 sham marriages halted by gardaí following 2015 crackdown
# Operation Vantage
# Operation Vantage

Over 400 sham marriages halted by gardaí following 2015 crackdown

Nov 30th 2017, 9:22 AM 24,409 Views 38 Comments

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
# Operation Vantage
# Operation Vantage

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

Jul 30th 2017, 4:00 PM 32,543 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

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

May 23rd 2017, 6:15 AM 30,961 Views 10 Comments

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
# Visas
# Visas

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

Mar 10th 2017, 6:26 PM 10,534 Views 0 Comments

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
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

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

Oct 12th 2016, 8:56 AM 18,085 Views 83 Comments

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
# Marriages Of Convenience
# Marriages Of Convenience

11 people arrested during massive garda operation into sham marriages

Nov 25th 2015, 10:56 PM 40,144 Views 74 Comments

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

# sham-marriages - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Four women trafficked into UK, treated like pieces of meat and sold into sham marriages
# Slovakia
# Slovakia

Four women trafficked into UK, treated like pieces of meat and sold into sham marriages

Aug 19th 2015, 6:03 AM 18,778 Views 13 Comments

The ringleader is known as Romeo.

# sham-marriages - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Couples suspected of entering sham marriages in Ireland will be investigated
# New Rule
# New Rule

Couples suspected of entering sham marriages in Ireland will be investigated

Aug 18th 2015, 3:00 PM 22,101 Views 42 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jul 13th 2013, 8:00 PM 11,128 Views 2 Comments

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

# sham-marriages - Friday 25 November, 2011

Govt hopes to legislate against 'sham marriages'
# Convenience
# Convenience

Govt hopes to legislate against 'sham marriages'

Nov 25th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,409 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Belfast
# Belfast

Bride and groom charged over 'sham marriage'

Aug 12th 2011, 5:52 PM 808 Views 6 Comments

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
# Sham Marriages
# Sham Marriages

Two arrested as part of human trafficking ring

Oct 26th 2010, 8:56 AM 433 Views 0 Comments

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
# Marriage
# Marriage

New guidelines on 'sham marriages' introduced

Oct 9th 2010, 10:35 AM 777 Views 0 Comments

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