Ireland has passed the same-sex marriage referendum by 1,201,607 votes

And it’s official official at last – they had to wait for Cork to finish counting, while all of Twitter yelled at Cork to hurry up.

  • 18:55 Ireland becomes the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote.
  • 18:51 Returning Officer Ríona Ní Fhlanghaile declares that Ireland has passed the same-sex marriage referendum by 1,201,607 votes (62.1%) to 734,300 (37.9%).
  • 18:35 The end is nigh! The returning officer for Cork North West/South West/East says two of three results are with Dublin Castle and the third is on the way in minutes.


  1. Holms says

    Marcus, you are looking in the wrong place. The correct place is wherever the next disaster occurs.

  2. iknklast says

    Right, Marcus, Holms has it. The next tornado that hits Oklahoma City? That will be displeasure over Ireland (in spite of the fact that Oklahoma, that good godly place, is doing everything they can to protect the sanctity of marriage). God has bad aim.

  3. Lofty says

    That’s because Oklahomans weren’t trying hard enough to stop gay marriage in Ireland. If only they’d screamed louder during prayers the Lard might have heard them.

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