#OTD in 1997 – After a contentious court battle contesting the referendum, the new divorce law in the Republic is enacted.

The amendment was narrowly approved by 50.23 percent of the voters — a 9,118-ballot margin out of 1.6 million cast. Fears that divorce would lead to the end of family life in Ireland have proven unfounded, according to ‘One Family’, the organisation that supports people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating. Reflecting on the anniversary […]

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#OTD in 1997 – After a contentious court battle contesting the referendum, the new divorce law in the Republic is enacted.

The amendment was narrowly approved by 50.23 percent of the voters — a 9,118-ballot margin out of 1.6 million cast. Fears that divorce would lead to the end of family life in Ireland have proven unfounded, according to ‘One Family’, the organisation that supports people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating. Reflecting on the anniversary […]

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#OTD in 1997 – Divorce became legal in Ireland.

The amendment was narrowly approved by 50.23 percent of the voters — a 9,118-ballot margin out of 1.6 million cast. Fears that divorce would lead to the end of family life in Ireland have proven unfounded, according to ‘One Family’, the organisation that supports people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating. Reflecting on the anniversary […]

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1997 – Divorce becomes legal in Ireland implementing the results of the 1995 constitutional referendum to amend the constitution.

The amendment was narrowly approved by 50.23 percent of the voters — a 9,118-ballot margin out of 1.6 million cast. Fears that divorce would lead to the end of family life in Ireland have proven unfounded, according to ‘One Family’, the organisation that supports people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating. Reflecting on the anniversary […]

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1937 – The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.

The Irish Constitution, accepted by national vote in July becomes law at midnight. The constitution echoed much of the thinking of Éamonn de Valera. Much of the development and drafting of the constitution was done by John J. Hearne, Éamon de Valera’s confidante and advisor. Hearne went on to become first Irish ambassador to the […]

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