Irish couple who got married in Ireland and divorced in UK unable to remarry

An Irish couple who got married and then divorced now want to get remarried, however are prevented from doing so because of a legal loophole.

Laura Hamilton and Paul McSherry, from Dublin, got married in Ireland in 1990 and then moved to London.

In1998 they decided to get divorced in London’s High Court.

Both Laura and Paul moved separately back to Ireland.

The couple have decided to remarry but are unable to do so because of a legal loophole known as the domicile rule.

The domicile rule states that in order for a foreign divorce to be accepted in Irish law, both parties must be domiciled, or have their permanent legal residence located, in the country where the divorce was granted.

The case remains ongoing.