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113. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to make changes to the register of kindred and affinity (details supplied). [8466/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy may be aware, the law on marriage contains provisions regarding certain 'prohibited degrees of relationships in marriage'. I am aware that certain case law in the area has pointed to the need to examine this complex issue further. My Department is liaising in this regard with the Department of Social Protection, which has responsibility for civil registration legislation.