Matt Murphy, 83, intends to leave his house to his carer Michael OSullivan, 58, but it would have left him with a 50,000 taxation bill
Two Irish husbands have married in Dublin to avoid paying EUR5 0,000 in inheritance 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 imposition 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.
” I’ve known Matty for 30 years. We became very friendly after my second relation broke up ,” O’Sullivan, a leader of three, told the
” I have been making Matt out in my auto to various parties and all that kind of thing. He grew friends with all my friends, they all desired him .”
Each man went through some tough times, with O’Sullivan becoming homeless and Murphy suffering from giant cell arteritis, which changes the optic nerve.
” I abode 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 curious age but never full period .”
Murphy could not afford to pay O’Sullivan as a carer.” Eventually Matt said the only acces he was able to pay me was to leave me the house. He said he would give me the house so I have somewhere to live when he goes .”
However, O’Sullivan knew that would entail a huge charge invoice and the members of this house would have to be sold to pay it. He said Murphy” was chit-chat a acquaintance down the country in Cashel, Co Tipperary, and she jokingly said we should get married.
” Then one nighttime 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 parties did for this country, that they crusaded hard for, the latter are subject to discrimination for most of their lives, they got equality for themselves but too 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 firstly 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 region that’s known to God alone .”
O’Sullivan said after the ceremony:” I enjoy Matt and he affection me, as pals .”