Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (180, 184)

Gerry Adams

Question:

180. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedures used by An Garda Síochána when establishing the marital status of a Brazilian citizen living here who proposes to get married in this State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32318/13]

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Gerry Adams

Question:

184. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedures used by An Garda Síochána when establishing the marital status of a Filipino citizen living here who proposes to get married here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32456/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 180 and 184 together.

The entering into a marriage in this State irrespective of the immigration status of the persons involved is a matter for the individuals concerned. Neither my Department nor An Garda Síochána has any role or involvement in establishing the marital status of a non-national person living here who proposes to get married in the State unless there are allegations of criminal conduct in this regard.

With regard to marriage in the State, the Deputy may wish to access the website of the General Registrar Office at www.groireland.ie which provides comprehensive information on the laws and procedures relating to marriage in the State.