Is the tradition of women taking their husband's surname outdated?


Yvonne Connolly recently made headlines when she reverted to her maiden name - Mrs Yvonne Keating while married to Ronan Keating. The pair formally divorced in March, having split in 2011.

The decision sparked a debate online over the tradition of women in Ireland taking their husbands name in marriage, with the main question being if this tradition is still appropriate?

Writer Barbara Scully has written about the issue and joined Jonathan Healy on Lunchtime to discuss the question – should women take their husband’s name in the first place?

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