Counting has officially begun in the abortion referendum.
Ballot boxes are being opened across the country with the exit polls saying it’ll be a landslide yes vote.
The process of counting the votes from what looks like an exceptionally high turnout is underway and we should have a good idea if the exit polls are right before midday.
An official result is likely to come in the late afternoon.
Last night’s two opinion polls are predicting a landslide victory for the Yes side.
Both the Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI and the RTÉ Behaviour and Attitudes polls say it will break almost 70-30 in favour of repealing the 8th amendment.
The figures suggest every age demographic with the exception of the over 65s voted heavily Yes.
Almost 9 in 10 people aged between 18 and 24 voted in favour of repeal.
In Dublin the repeal vote was strongest but the figures say it will comfortably pass in every province.