A landslide victory for Yes, far beyond any expectation

Inside Politics: The margin of the result will mean few TDs will oppose the legislation

Repeal supporters at Dublin’s RDS wait for the start of the count. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Repeal supporters at Dublin’s RDS wait for the start of the count. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Counting of votes in the abortion referendum is well under way throughout the country, with the early tallies confirming the astonishing news broken by The Irish Times last night when we published our exit poll in the moments after the polls closed.

The story of that poll is here, with analysis from Fiach Kelly and Kieran O’Leary of pollsters Ipsos MRBI.

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