Marriage rate remains strong in Ireland

759 same-sex couples tied the knot last year.

They were among the over 22,000 couples who got married in 2017, according to new CSO figures.

Ireland's marriage rate remains strong - we're in the middle the European table. 

65% chose a church or religious wedding, while nearly 28% had a civil ceremony.

July and August were the most popular months for opposite sex couples to get married, while September was favoured by same sex couples.

The average age of an Irish bride is 34, for the groom it's 36.