Getting married is a big step and will significantly impact on lots of areas in your life. Find out about the legal requirements and procedures involved in getting married in Ireland and abroad.
Legal implications of a broken engagement
When an engaged couple decide not to marry, are there any implications for gifts they have jointly received? What are the rules on property? Find out more here.
A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. Find out more.
Legal prerequisites for marriage
This document describes legal prerequisites that both parties must fulfil in order to have the legal capacity to marry each other. If they lack capacity under any heading the marriage would be void at law in Ireland.
Notification requirements for marriage
This section outlines the notification procedure which both parties to a marriage must fulfil in order to be legally entitled to marry.
Different legal ways of getting married
There are different ways you can get legally married in Ireland. Find out about both secular and religious ceremonies that have legal effect in this country.
Religious and secular marriage ceremonies
Procedure for getting married by the rites and ceremonies of a number of different religions in Ireland. (Includes information on marriage by licence, after the banns or by Registrar's Certificate).
Civil marriage ceremonies
Getting married by Civil Ceremony (in a Registry Office) in Ireland, including notification of the Registrar.
Registration of marriage
How marriages are registered in Ireland. Also refers the reader to the other sections which cover this issue in more detail. Instructions on where and how to get a Marriage Certificate and costs.
Getting married abroad
Information for Irish citizen(s) on how to ensure your marriage abroad is legally valid in Ireland.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000. The Phone Service will operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm during January 2017. You can also visit your local Citizens Information Centre.