In 2000, 2,620 divorces were granted in Ireland - the highest number of divorces since divorce came into force in February 1997. Assessing the impact of divorce in Ireland during the past five years, this text provides an up-to-date analysis of divorce - from practice and procedure to the recognition of foreign divorces. Examining the implications of several judgments against relevant legislation, it reviews the practical applications of these decisions. It also provides a detailed analysis of a new EU Divorce Regulation and its future impact on family law in Ireland. For the practitioner and academic it is a compendium of background material and information that givees and understanding of the impact of the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996. It is in short, a handy reference text, giving invaluable insights into divorce law and practice in Ireland.