Civil partnerships

Civil partnerships for same-sex couples
A statutory civil partnership registration scheme for same-sex couples was setup under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010.

How civil partnership changes your legal status
Civil partnership gives rise to many far-reaching legal consequences and there are various areas in which being in a civil partnership affects your entitlements and obligations.

Civil partnership and social welfare entitlements
In certain situations, people in civil partnerships may be entitled to certain social welfare benefits or allowances not available to cohabiting couples. Find out more information and where to apply.

Taxation of married people and civil partners
There are three ways in which you can be taxed as a married person. Explore the options and find out how to apply.
This document is in: Income tax

Civil partnership and inheritance
Describes the issues relating to inheritance in civil partnerships.

Residence rights of family members
Foreign nationals who move to Ireland may be entitled to bring their family to live with them.
This document is in: Rights of residence in Ireland

Dependant/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit
Details of the arrangements to give access to employment for spouses, partners and dependants of non-EEA nationals who are holders of Critical Skills Employment Permits and researchers.
This document is in: Employment permits