Civil Partnerships in Ireland granted under the Civil Partnerships and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 give same-sex couples rights and responsibilities comparable to civil marriage. The legislation also provides rights for participants in long-term cohabiting relationships who have not entered into a civil partnership or marriage There is no difference, in the Act, in the rights and obligations accorded to opposite sex cohabiting couples or same sex cohabiting couples.


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