This morning.

RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Unopened ballot boxes in the Dublin Count Centre from the Referendum of the 36th Amendment to the Constitution Bill 2018 to allow lawmakers to legislate for abortion.

Last night: Yes

Sam Boal/RollingNews


Counting underway.






A separate Exit poll was conducted by RTÉ and Behaviour & Attitudes.

Exit poll indicates large majority vote to change abortion laws (RTÉ)

This evening.

Una Donnelly joined Yes campaigners filing a traffic island in Fairview, Dublin 3 willing commuters of legal voting age to choose repeal.

Thanks Olga


This afternoon.

Whiddy Island, County Cork

Scenes of today’s polling by Random Irish Photos.

The Randomer writes:

Turnout on County Cork’s Whiddy Island appeared to have bucked the national trend. By early afternoon most of the 22 or so eligible to vote in a referendum had cast their vote.

Tim O’Leary, the island’s postman, pub landlord, tour guide, ferryman and Irish Water contractor, was one of the first to vote.

‘I think it will probably be the Yes side that will win it,’ he said after he cast his vote in the Bank House pub, restaurant and shop premises he and wife Kathleen run.

Asked about turnout, he said that by 2pm, most of those eligible to vote had voted, a higher than average turn out.

I’d say that there has been a 70% turnout,’ he said. ‘As usual, we are breaking national trends.’

Also voting on the island yesterday were wife Kathleen, and Tim O’Leary, a 69-year-old retired fisherman who also believes the Yes side will win…

Random Irish Photos

Ah here.

Gavin Fogarty writes:

In the window of my polling station. Not outside, in the actual polling station window. Does anybody know if there will be follow ups about this kind of thing?

Earlier: Biblical

36 Days Of Type is a project that invites designers and graphic artists to put their own spin on letters and numbers. Designer Ben Huynh compiled his submissions into a short film.

Other submissions can be seen here.