Clare’s Divorce Rates Among Ireland’s Highest

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The rate of divorce in Clare in amongst the highest of any county in Ireland.

Figures from the Courts Service, reported by The Irish Times, show a total of 221 divorces were granted here in 2016 and 2017.

Carlow had the highest rate of divorce in both years, while in 2017 there was a higher rate of divorce in Clare than in Dublin.


Here, there was still fewer than one divorce per 1,000 people in each year.

On Friday, the country will vote in a referendum regarding the length of time couples have lived apart before they can be granted a divorce.