Marriages Act, 1972

Amendment of section 37 of Matrimonial Causes and Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1870.

14.Section 37 of the Matrimonial Causes and Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1870 , is hereby amended—

(a) by the insertion of

“The Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Communities in Ireland:”


“The clerk to the yearly meeting of the Society of Friends in Ireland:”;

(b) by the insertion of “, or one only of them is a member” after “both members”;

(c) by the substitution of “same religious denomination” for “same Church”;

(d) by the substitution of “clerk or rabbi” for “or clerk”;


(e) by the addition of the following paragraph:

“In case of the absence from illness or other reasonable cause of the moderator, chairman, secretary, president, head, clerk or rabbi, he may, subject to any directions which his religious authority may issue, appoint a person to grant special licences on his behalf for any period not exceeding twelve months.”