DIVORCE FOR MEN IN IRELAND
Most Irish men are vaguely aware that men get a raw deal in the divorce courts, but were you aware just how raw that deal is?
Some recent research by an Irish student has revealed some startling and disturbing facts:
A new study has found that 99 percent of Irish husbands lose their homes during divorces.
Roisin O'Shea, the award-winning researcher who carried out the study, said that the courts were at risk of "setting men up to not be able to pay" their child maintenance because of the speed in which cases are heard and a failure by the justice system to examine ability to pay.
These figures are especially concerning when you consider that the number of divorced people in Ireland has risen by more than 150% in 10 years. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) the number of divorces in 2011 stood at 87,770 – up from 35,059 recorded in the 2002 census.
The number of married people in Ireland increased by almost 10% between 2006 and 2011. And the highest rates of marriage breakdown were in the cities, Limerick had the highest rate of divorce with 13.5%. Waterford and Dublin were second and third with 12.5% and 12.4% respectively.
Clearly this inequitable situation cannot be allowed to continue given the biased and unfair laws under which men labour in this supposed age of equality.
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