History Now: Divorce in Ireland

Barry Sheppard with Diane Urquhart, Professor of Gender History, Queen’s University Belfast discuss divorce in Ireland.

Spanning the island of Ireland over three centuries, it places the human experience of marriage breakdown centre stage to explore the impact of a highly restrictive and gendered law and its reform.

It considers the accessibility of Irish divorce as it moved from a parliamentary process in Westminster, the Irish parliament and the Northern Ireland parliament to a court-based process