Can I apply for a divorce if neither party lives in Ireland?

Q.

Can I apply for a divorce if neither party lives in Ireland?

A.

Yes and No. You may apply for a divorce in Ireland if either you or your spouse is domiciled in Ireland at the date on which proceedings are issued or if either of you have been ordinarily resident in Ireland for a period of one year prior to the institution of proceedings. So the answer depends on whether or not you or your spouse is domiciled in Ireland. Domicile is different to residence and generally refers to the country where you were born or the country where you can prove you intend to reside indefinitely and where all your business and family ties are.

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