I suspect that my neighbour is involved in a Marriage of convenience aka Sham Marriage.
Can you please advise what I can do about it, can I report it to any agency? I also suspect that this individual is also involved with other individuals in attempting acts across the border in breach of common travel area between Ireland and UK.
Question from Ann-Marie Olden Wed, 16/01/2013 - 12:14
Dear Minister Burton
I'd be very much obliged if you could please advise as to the status of the commencement order for the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2012, which was signed by President Higgins on 26 December, 2012, allowing secular bodies to perform legal civil marriage ceremonies.
This is a letter from three DCU masters students who are currently participating in a Social Media, Journalism and Democracy class. We are running a campaign called “In this Day and Age , Can’t we do Better?” which seeks an improved system of leave in Ireland for parents of newborns. In light of this, we are wondering if the current government has any plans to introduce paid paternity leave in Ireland? At the moment there’s no legal entitlement to paternity leave, it’s provided at the employer’s discretion. Not only does this mean fathers get to spend very little time with their children, it also means the mother’s career, rather than the father’s always gets put on hold.
If you could give let us know where the present government stands on this issue and what plans, if any, are in place to change this.
Thanks very much,
Mary, Fionnuala and Paula
Dear Minister Burton,
On 6th November. 2012 Sean Kyne TD Galway West introduced the Civil Registration (Amendment) (Domestic Registration of Death Records) Bill 2012 to the Dail which would amend the current Civil Registration Act 2004 to allow deaths of Irish Citizens who die abroad to have their deaths registered in their home country.
150 Irish Citizens died abroad in 2007
205 Irish Citizens died abroad in 2008
244 Irish Citizens died abroad in 2009
210 Irish Citizens died abroad in 2010
193 Irish Citizens died abroad in 2011
None of these deaths are recorded or registered in Ireland. The vast majority were traveling abroad for leisure or business purposes.
This Bill introduced is to provide for the registration in the state for deaths of Irish citizens that occur outside the state.
Will the Minister put this bill to the forefront and accept the amendments introduced? Will you commit to amending the Civil Registration Act 2004 to allow the deaths of Irish citizens abroad to be registered in Ireland and for the grieving families who are left behind.