The highest turnout in any referendum was for the 1972 question on joining the EEC, when 70.88 per cent of the electorate cast their ballot

The surge of young voters in the marriage referendum brought the turnout into the top five of all referendums since the adoption of the Constitution i(...)

 Dave Power, Mount merrion and Paul Byrne, Swords wait for the official results, in the court yard of Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:18

Work will begin this week to give effect to the referendum decision to amend the Constitution with the first same-sex marriages likely to take place a(...)

Eamon Gilmore at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:20

Former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, who championed same-sex marriage when he was leader of the Labour Party, has described the outcome of the referendum as(...)

Minister Leo Varadkar: ‘To me, this had the feeling of a social movement or a social revolution.’ Photograph: Collins 1:02

“I’ve no plans to get married or anything like that at the moment,” a very happy Minister for Health Leo Varadkar quipped as he described the expected(...)

Tally counter Rhonda Donaghy  at the RDS count centre. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The capital has voted resoundingly in favour of same-sex marriage, with all constituency results declared. Most constituencies in the city area had a (...)

 Voters pictured at the Polling Station this morning at St Joseph’s School, Navan Road, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Turnout in the world’s first referendum on same sex marriage and on the age of candidates for the presidency is reported to be brisk.Some urban areas (...)

Newly-married couple Anne Fox (nee Cole) and Vincent Fox cast their votes in Dublin in  the referendum on their wedding day. Photograph: Getty 0:48

Turnout in the first national referendum to legalise same-sex marriage and on the age of candidates for the presidency has been reported at more than (...)

AIB has  emailed  its employees to encourage them to vote in Friday’s referendums as part of what it called its ‘diversity agenda’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

AIB has taken an unprecedented move and emailed all its employees to encourage them to vote in Friday’s referendums as part of what it called its “di(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has come out against the majority political opinion and is voting No. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Times contacted every Dáil and Seanad member asking them how they intend to vote in Friday’s same-sex marriage referendum.Only seven Oireac(...)

The EBS  company headquarters in Dublin. The banking inquiry has heard that the company did not consult its auditors on its move into commercial and development property lending. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Educational Building Society (EBS) auditors were not consulted about the financial institution’s move into commercial and development property lendin(...)