Same-sex couples can get married in Ireland from today

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The day has finally come. From today same sex couples can now register their intention to marry.

It has been a long wait for those who wanted to tie the knot officially on the island, the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 was signed last week by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

A referendum in May this year saw 62% of voters say ‘Yes’ to marriage equality.