From today, 16 November 2015, same sex couples can marry as provided for in Article 41.4 of the Irish Constitution.
- Registrars can register the marriages of same-sex couples
- The impediment preventing a marriage between two persons of the same sex has been removed
- Civil partners can marry one another (they can give notice from 16 November onwards)
- Marriages between same-sex couples contracted lawfully in other jurisdictions in other jurisdictions will be recognised automatically as marriages in Ireland
- A couple who have given notice of their intention to register a civil partnership can convert this into a notification of their intention to marry
- There can be no new notification of intention to register a civil partnership
- Couples who have already given notice of their intention to register a civil partnership and have completed their civil partnership registration form have until 15 May 2016 to go ahead and register their civil partnership