The number of people getting divorced is back to Celtic Tiger levels.
Figures from the Circuit Court show that over 4,100 cases were initiated last year, compared to just over 3,000 in 2011.
A total of 290 divorce applications were made to the courts at Naas in 2015 and 2016
The Law Society says many people who split during the recession decided not to get divorced because they couldn't afford it
Solicitor Keith Walsh says couples forced to live together tend to have bitter divorces: