Marriage rate back at boom-time level, figures show


The number of people getting married in Ireland has returned to boom-time levels, but both men and women are waiting longer to tie the knot.

If they have children, their favourite names remain Jack and Emily.

And if Jack and Emily are gay and enter civil partnerships, they are least likely to do it in Donegal or Monaghan, based on what happened last year.

This snapshot, and many others besides, is contained in The Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2015 published yesterday by the Central Statistics Office. It was the 50th edition of the yearbook and it covers many aspects of life and work in contemporary Ireland, comparing findings with previous years.



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