The Irish Times reports:
Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI.
The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent – a stunning victory for the Yes side after a long and often divisive campaign. Counting of votes begins on Saturday morning at 9am with an official result expected to be declared in the afternoon.
However, the size of the victory predicted by the exit poll leaves little doubt that, whatever the final count figures, the constitutional ban on abortion, inserted in a referendum in 1983, is set to be repealed.
87% of 18-24 year olds voted yes in Ireland. Wow.
— Sam Freedman (@Samfr) May 25, 2018
— Together for Yes (@Together4yes) May 25, 2018
BREAKING: Ireland has, it appears, overwhelmingly decided to remove its Constitutional Ban on abortion by more than two to one. 68% Yes to 32% No, according to Irish Times exit poll #iestaff via @McConnellDaniel
— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) May 25, 2018