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

Two Irish gentlemen have married in Dublin to avoid paying EUR5 0,000 in estate 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 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 rapport is broken ,” O’Sullivan, a leader of three, told the Irish Mirror.

” I have been returning Matt out in my gondola to various parties and all that kind of happening. He became friends with all my friends, they all affection 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 enunciated’ Why don’t you come and stay here ?’ I would go over and stay with him the odd period but never full duration .”

Murphy could not afford to pay O’Sullivan as a carer.” Eventually Matt said the only path he had been able to 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 imposition proposal and the house would have to be sold to pay it. He replied Murphy” was chatting a sidekick down the country in Cashel, Co Tipperary, and she jokingly told we should get married.

” Then one night he turned around and told you so to me and I responded I would marry him .”

O’Sullivan paid tribute to Ireland’s LGBT community.” The equality gay and lesbian beings did for this country, that they pushed difficult for, the latter are subject to discrimination for most of their lives, they get equality for themselves but also 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-blue/ I’d like to leave it all behind and go and find/ A region that’s known to God alone .”

O’Sullivan articulated after the opening ceremony:” I desire Matt and he loves me, as acquaintances .”


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