First marriage of Lebanese man with two wives recognised under Irish law

A seven-judge Supreme Court has unanimously ruled the first marriage of a man living here with two wives whom he married in his native Lebanon is valid under Irish law.

While his second marriage is not valid here, it may have legal consequences and the court’s findings do not compel the State to deny all legal effect to polygamous marriages in all contexts, the court stressed.


  • Imperium

    They come here for a better life we are constantly told. Yet they bring with them all the primitive customs & culture that made their countries the shitholes they are.

    Illegal for Irishmen to have 2 or 3 wives. AOK for Muslims, it’s their culture.