Divorces obtained in UK may not be recognised in Ireland after Brexit
Divorces obtained in the UK may not be recognised in Ireland after Brexit, according to a briefing paper drawn up by the Bar Council of Ireland.
Automatic recognition of British divorces in Ireland is governed by a 2005 EU regulation which will cease to apply after the UK leaves the European Union, The Sunday Times reports.
A briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on family law warns that domestic legislation may be required to “address this particular category of foreign divorces”.
People who were divorced in the UK would therefore be unable to remarry in Ireland until new laws take force.
The Department of Justice has said it will legislate “quickly to specifically address any negative impact that a no-deal Brexit might have on recognition of UK divorces”.