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Referendum Count Gets Underway

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Counting is getting under way in Tipperary for the Referendum on the 8th Amendment to our constitution.

Campaigners on both sides of the divide have been reacting to the exit poll results conducted by RTE and Irish Times, both suggesting a landslide victory for the Yes Campaign.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last night thanked voters and said “it’s looking like we will make history.”

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said it looked like the referendum had been “emphatically passed.”

He tweeted that it was important to respect and count every vote. “If the exit polls are accurate the view of our Republic is clear and we as an Oireachtas should move efficiently to enact the will of our people”

Love Both spokeswomen Cora Sherlock said, if accurate the exit polls “paint a very sad state of affairs”.

Last night she said “those who voted No should take heart. Abortion on demand would deal Ireland a tragic blow but the pro-life movement will rise to any challenge it faces. Let’s go into tomorrow with this in mind.”