Minister seeking cross-party support to remove divorce from Constitution

Minister seeking cross-party support to remove divorce from Constitution

There is a call for a referendum to take divorce out of the Constitution.

The Sunday Times reports the Arts Minister Josepha Madigan is looking for cross-party support on the issue.

A poll is planned to reduce the "waiting period" for divorce from the current four years,

Minister Madigan says she would like to see a referendum take place on the same day as the local and European Elections next year.

The Minister says she is prepared to introduce a private members bill next year if necessary.


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