Matt Murphy, 83, intends to leave his house to his carer Michael OSullivan, 58, but it would have left him with a 50,000 tax bill

Two Irish men have married in Dublin to avoid paying EUR5 0,000 in death tax on a house.

Best pals Matt Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan are both heterosexual, but decided to get married when they discovered how much levy would have to be paid on the members of this house Murphy, 83, intended to leave in his will to O’Sullivan, 58, who is his carer.

Same-sex marriage was legalised in Ireland following a referendum in May 2015.

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December 22, 2017

” I’ve known Matty for 30 years. We became very friendly after my second tie-in be broken ,” O’Sullivan, a papa of three, told the Irish Mirror.

” I have been accompanying Matt out in my gondola to various parties and all that kind of thing. He became friends with all your best friend, they all desired him .”

Each man went through some tough times, with O’Sullivan becoming homeless and Murphy suffering from giant cell arteritis, which affects the optic nerve.

” I bided over with him for a while and eventually Matt said’ Why don’t you come and stay here ?’ I would go over and stay with him the peculiar occasion but never full meter .”

Murphy could not afford to pay O’Sullivan as a carer.” Eventually Matt said the only style he could pay me was to leave me the members of this house. He said he would give me the house so I have somewhere to live when he goes .”

However, O’Sullivan knew that would necessitate a huge tariff statute and the members of this house would have to be sold to pay it. He said Murphy” was chatting a acquaintance down the two countries in Cashel, Co Tipperary, and she jokingly said we should get married.

” Then one night he turned around and said it to me and I said I would marry him .”

O’Sullivan paid tribute to Ireland’s LGBT community.” The equality gay and lesbian people did for this country, that they crusaded difficult for, they were subject to discrimination for most of their lives, they went equality between women and themselves but likewise for everybody else .”

The couple got married in a former hospital on Dublin’s Grand Canal Street, followed by a meal for five at the nearby Gasworks bar.

O’Sullivan was previously married to a woman. It is Murphy’s first marriage.

During the wedding ceremony O’Sullivan spoke of his husband’s great kindness, the Irish Times reported, while Murphy sang Willie Nelson’s Let the World Go By:” With someone like you, a pal good and true/ I’d like to leave it all behind and go and find/ A lieu that’s known to God alone .”

O’Sullivan said after the opening ceremony:” I affection Matt and he loves me, as pals .”

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