Court Service’s annual report shows that 5,266 court applications were made last year, compared with 4,073 in 2019 and 3,888 in 2018.

The number of divorce applications in the State last year rose by nearly a third in the wake of legislation that cut in half the time required for a s(...)

One mediator noted that ‘the system we have has this enormous cost’. File photograph: Getty

The institution of marriage was changed fundamentally by the introduction of divorce 25 years ago but the law’s attitude towards spousal maintenance h(...)