Longford Westmeath result: 58% vote to remove Eighth Amendment

Constituency had lower turnout of 59% compared to the 65% national average

Longford Westmeath voters have voted overwhelming  remove the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Longford Westmeath voters have voted overwhelming remove the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Longford Westmeath voters have rowed in behind the country’s overwhelming decision to remove the Eighth Amendment from Ireland’s Constitution by an overall 58 per cent majority.

The announcement was made by Returning Officer Imelda Brannigan at St Dominic’s Community Centre in Kenagh on Saturday afternoon.

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