There was widespread criticism of the two ballot papers which seemed to have caused confusion among voters in 6,000 centres. The ballot papers made reference only to the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution without stating in full the propositions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting has closed in the two referendums on the abolition of the Seanad and a new Court of Civil Appeal. Turnout was low across the country and will s(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins casting their votes at St Mary’s Hospital Voting Centre, Phoenix Park. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Turnout is reported to be very low in many part af the State as voters take to the polls for the referendums While numbers are expected to pick(...)