Family and Relationships

Life Event Document Are you or is someone you know about to become a parent? A guide to State services in Ireland and overview of some of the issues that will concern you, whatever your situation.
Life Event Document The Gender Recognition Act 2015 provides for the legal recognition of a person's preferred gender by the State.
Overview Document Information on your legal and civil rights in relationships with a focus on cohabiting relationships, marriage, the status of same-sex relationships and the rights of grandparents.
Overview Document There is a range of social welfare, tax and employment related benefits and entitlements available to families in Ireland, depending on their circumstances.
Overview Document There is a range of social welfare benefits and employment entitlements to support women who are having a baby. Read about them here.
Overview Document The breakdown of a marriage or other relationship is a difficult and traumatic process. This document outlines the various issues that may arise.

Getting a birth, marriage or death certificate in Ireland
This document describes how to get a birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership or death certificate in Ireland.

EU and family law
The role of the EU in family law is mainly concerned with ensuring that decisions made in one country can be implemented in another. It also has a role in trying to establish which country has jurisdiction to hear a particular case.