Ireland's marriage rate expected to drop to record low in 2030

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The nation’s matrimonial level is predicted to decline from 4.9 marriages per 1,000 in 2017 to the lowest ever rate of four per 1,000 in 2030 – 60% lower than the rate of 6.4 in 1980.

https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irelands-marriage-rate-expected-drop-12875909

(apologies for The Irish Mirror link)

Is this an affirmation of global trends, or have Irish people just decided to bid adieu to the scramble to have Mr./Mrs on their headstone?

Have they decided to abjure marriage because they consider to be an archaic form of slavery-for-life?

Have poor outcomes for men in family courts finally made the institution of marriage a very bad deal for men?

From The Economist, November 2017 :-

"These days just 43% of French women in their early 30s are married. That is part of a broad retreat. In Argentina weddings have become so rare that one outfit, Falsa Boda, has started staging wedding-themed parties, complete with fake vows. And in many countries marriage has become unmoored from parenthood. In 2015 two-fifths of all American babies were born to unwed mothers. In France the proportion is 59%; in Colombia it is 84%. Just 21% of Britons aged between 15 and 24 now agree that people who want children should get married, half the share in 1989."

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2017/11/25/the-state-of-marriage-as-an-institution

In New Zealand 2018 :-

“According to statistics just released, 20,607 couples got married in New Zealand last year. The general marriage rate in 2017 was 10.9 per 1,000 people aged 16 years. This is around just one-quarter of the 1971 peak, when the rate reached 45.5. We should be concerned that marriage rates are at an all-time low. The weakening of marriage is one of the most important social issues we are facing,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

Declining Marriage Rate A Disturbing Statistical Trend | Scoop News
 


mr_anderson

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The cost of marriage is too much.
The cost of divorce, greater.

Statistically speaking though, marriage is still better for the kids.
 

tsarbomb

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This shouldn't surprise anyone as the institution of marriage has turned into a complete joke over the past couple of decades.
 

Wascurito

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*Sigh*

I'll have to sell off all my hats and fascinators.
 

OrderoftheDragon

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Men have been so shafted by the legal system and society in marriage, that it will most certainly become perceived wisdom among men in years to come , marriage is only beneficial for women and to be avoided at all costs.
 

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The Republic of Ireland has demographic crisis going on of massive proportions among it's Gaelic population. Societies worried about their demographics generally take an extremely position on both abortion and homosexuality- but what referenda has the ROI had recently? Generation X in the Republic of Ireland in their hysterical rebellion against the lukewarm Catholic Faith of their parents because it didn't measure up to what Hollywood considered "cool" have created a loveless society hellbent on it's extinction.
 

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If two men can ‘marry’ and berate people for not indulging their sham, it’s significance is dead.
 

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You would have to see it as part of a global, or at least western, trend based on what your other links are saying.

Not only is the weakening of the family a social issue, it also presents a challenge to political liberty.
 

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Too expensive.
20k for one day.
 

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There has been a huge fall in marriage rates among young people in America also.
 

OrderoftheDragon

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Too expensive.
20k for one day.
That's buttons compared to the lad who ends up in a bedsit, while paying the mortgage on the "family" home. Even though it was the wife who was the absolute b1tch in the relationship and treats the children very badly.
 

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That's buttons compared to the lad who ends up in a bedsit, while paying the mortgage on the "family" home. Even though it was the wife who was the absolute b1tch in the relationship and treats the children very badly.
Jesus....that went to a dark place...
 

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A man has no reason to get married. As we have no biological clock or deep need to have children , we can protect our finances by not marrying. As beautiful as a young woman may be, time passes .
 

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The Republic of Ireland has demographic crisis going on of massive proportions among it's Gaelic population. Societies worried about their demographics generally take an extremely position on both abortion and homosexuality- but what referenda has the ROI had recently? Generation X in the Republic of Ireland in their hysterical rebellion against the lukewarm Catholic Faith of their parents because it didn't measure up to what Hollywood considered "cool" have created a loveless society hellbent on it's extinction.
Here you are again with this bullcrap, Ratio. Please explain how 5/6% of the population who're gay, half of whom are female thus giving them double the opportunity to have children, could make any discernible difference on birth rates? Also, we've heard that 1/5th of pregnancies in the UK end in abortion, which of itself wouldn't make much of a difference to the overall birth rates were there no abortion. In fact, if abortion weren't possible it would be expected that some women would be more cautious about having sex, so there are a number of women who on having an unplanned pregnancy continue on with it, that may never have happened without the possibility of abortion. Therefore the net figure would be less than 1/5 th.
 

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The nation’s matrimonial level is predicted to decline from 4.9 marriages per 1,000 in 2017 to the lowest ever rate of four per 1,000 in 2030 – 60% lower than the rate of 6.4 in 1980.
The statistics should to be clear before discusssing. The above figures are not clear. But generally if marriage rates are falling it's because many young women are no longer suited to long-term relationships, too fixated on themselves, too self-centred
 
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The cost of marriage is too much.
The cost of divorce, greater.

Statistically speaking though, marriage is still better for the kids.
Emulation ?
 

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Jesus....that went to a dark place...
Seen it with lads who couldn't wait to get married to the first young one they came across.......life of grief.

A we tip, if your bride is one of them bridezillas making demands of all her friends, fighting with everyone who doesn't concede to her demands, pull the plug before the big day because you are only in for a life of hurt.
 


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