A breakdown of the 862 Civil Partnerships which have taken place to date in Ireland show that civil partnership ceremonies have been held in every county in Ireland including three for same sex couples resident in Co Leitrim.
By the end of September, 862 Civil Partnerships had already taken place. That’s an average of two civil partnerships every day since they first became publicly available in April 2011.
Dublin 8 is the most popular metropolitan area, with 60 couples from there having civil partnerships.
In Connacht, it’s Galway, with 12 couples living in Galway city and a further 17 couples in Galway county while in Ulsters, Co Donegal is the most popular with 11 couples making their civil partnership official.
These figures do not account for the many more hundreds of Irish citizens who were married or entered a civil partnership abroad whose marriages and civil partnerships are automatically recognised in Ireland as Civil Partnerships.
Civil Partners have the same rights and obligations as opposite-sex married couples in an extensive range of areas including tax, inheritance, next of kin, social welfare, immigration, pensions, home protection and have the same protections as married couples in employment and equality protections.