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How did you vote in the Referendum today?
Yes - Marriage 42%  42%  [ 62 ]
No - Marriage 9%  9%  [ 14 ]
Yes - Presidential 28%  28%  [ 42 ]
No - Presidential 20%  20%  [ 30 ]
Total votes : 148
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Broadcast media has the bullshit "balance" obligation from the BAI but newspapers here have no obligation to be balanced.

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I think that the no side in general have a hard time accepting just how 'one-sided' (i.e. there is only one right answer) and important a civil rights issue this is for large swathes of the population.


They don't doubt the obvious shift in social mores; they question the wisdom of it.


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22.23 The voting period for the referendums on same-sex marriage and presidential-age has ended with polling stations reporting an "unusually high" electorate turnout.

Will be interesting to see if there really was a silent no majority out there as claimed by some.

Looks like a few silent no's out there
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The first box tallied in Wicklow for Askansgap near Tinahely shows a NO majority. 54 votes to 42 @rtenews

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From newstalk twitter - Ringsend initial tally 85% yes

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There appears to be a rural/urban divide with the results and a clear YES in urban areas but small pockets of NO votes in some rural places.
I'm guessing it's an age thing.

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Not even going to be close, looks like there was a strong silent yes to go with the noisy yes.


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Looks like a strong urban and rural YES.

The chatholic church is becoming so out of touch with the populace and or it is becoming largely irrelavent for most people.

This can only be a good thing. :D

Well done Ireland

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Looking like a 2:1 result.


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Very strong vote for marriage. Unusual in modern societies.

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Looking like a 2:1 result.


Ahem

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Great results so far. It's a good day to be Irish!

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What is most impressive is the rural YES

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What is most impressive is the rural YES

Inisbiggle yes 2/ no 10

Down with this sort of thing

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I was working at a polling station yesterday.

There was a great buzz and interest in this referendum like no other.

Turnout at my polling station was 66% - highest ever at that location.

Very noticeable turnout of first-time and young voters making their voices heard.

Great to be part of such a historic day.

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On reflection, I know many here had their qualms about this going to referendum in the first place (and associated 'wasted money', etc.) and while this is certainly a valid point, and it could have seriously backfired for the Yes side, I'm glad of it now. I think in the last few weeks and months there has been a great level of awareness of LGBT people and if anything, even if it got nasty at times, great strives have been made this year in terms of tolerance and acceptance as a result of this nation-wide (and international) conversation. The fact that this has been introduced by way of popular vote is hugely significant and something to be incredibly proud of as a nation - especially as we have been labelled as backwards and highly conservative in the past. Hopefully this will be the beginning of widespread of acceptance of a large group of people into Irish society and the eradication of homophobia in future generations. There must be a great sense of relief today for those affected by the change and perhaps a sense of thankfulness to the masses who voted in their favour.

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