MaltaIndependent 01/01/2014: There has been an increase of 12 per cent in the number of Irish citizens getting married abroad, according to new figures, the Irish media reported yesterday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday released its review of 2013
and said it gave more than 3,000 letters of freedom to Irish people
getting married or entering into a civil partnership in another country.
Italy was the most popular destination, followed by Spain, Germany, Malta and Scotland.
Separately, the Department of Foreign Affairs said that it helped out
more than 1,500 Irish people who found themselves in difficult abroad
The government department said that the figure was an increase of 6.5 per cent on last year.
The biggest number of cases, which included problems with passports,
illnesses and crime, were in Spain, followed by Australia, the US,
Britain and Canada. France, Thailand, Portugal, the UAE and the
Philippines rounded out the top ten. ...read on.