Taylor, Mervyn

Wednesday, 30 April 1997

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 151 No. 6

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Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1997: Second Stage.

The main purpose of this short but important Bill is to provide for validation of marriages where the three months' notification of marriage requirement under the Family Law Act, 1995, was given by so...More Button

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I thank the Senators who addressed the House during the debate and I appreciate the general welcome they gave to the Bill. A number of issues were raised upon which I would like to comment briefly. ...More Button

Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1997: Committee and Final Stages.

If a substantive requirement under marriage law has not been complied with, from the point of view of the State there is no marriage. The normal consequences with regard to a child or property apply. ...More Button

They can deal with the matter without undue difficulty. They can give three months notice and have a simple marriage ceremony before the registrar. They need not go through the same rigmarole again....More Button

Before I address Senator McGennis's point I wish to refer back to my answer on the renewal point made by Senator Gallagher. I understood that a renewal applied only once. However, my officials have t...More Button

I thank the Cathaoirleach and all Senators for their assistance in passing this short but important measure. I am grateful for their help and co-operation. I also thank the officials of my Departmen...More Button


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