The BBC says the yes side seems to be winning.

Government ministers have said they believe it will pass, while prominent “no” campaigners have conceded defeat.

Counting started at 09:00 BST on Saturday morning. An “unusually high” turnout has been reported.

A result is expected late afternoon on Saturday.

The Indy says the no side has conceded.

The Republic of Ireland appears set to become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage by a popular vote, especially now since the ‘no’ campaign appears to have conceded.

David Quinn, of the Iona Institute and ‘No’ campaign tweeted a concession and congratulations to the ‘Yes’ campaign amid widespread reports of a landslide.

A landslide!

Congratulations Ireland!



  1. StevoR says

    YES! Love and fairness have prevailed.

    Victory apparently 2 to 1 in ratio, yes to no.

    Who would have thought Catholic Ireland would have beaten us here in Oz, so much of the United States and so many others to accepting equal marriage legally? Well done and congrats Ireland and best wishes to all those celebrating there!

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