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Confirmed: Republic's abortion referendum passes - Yes, 66.4%, No 33.6%

 

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Campaigners gather in the main square at Dublin Castle (Niall Carson/PA)

Campaigners gather in the main square at Dublin Castle (Niall Carson/PA)

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A Yes campaigner celebrates at Dublin Castle (Niall Carson/PA)

A Yes campaigner celebrates at Dublin Castle (Niall Carson/PA)

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Repeal supporters at Dublin’s RDS (Brian Lawless/PA)

Repeal supporters at Dublin’s RDS (Brian Lawless/PA)

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People pass a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

People pass a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

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Voters in the Republic look set to deliver an overwhelming Yes vote in the abortion referendum

Voters in the Republic look set to deliver an overwhelming Yes vote in the abortion referendum

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Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald

Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar voting

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar voting

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A pregnant woman votes in Dublin

A pregnant woman votes in Dublin

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Irish President Michael D Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, cast their votes in Dublin

Irish President Michael D Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, cast their votes in Dublin

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Campaigners gather in the main square at Dublin Castle (Niall Carson/PA)

Voters in the Republic have voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution.

A high turnout across the country led to a growing con­fidence among those in favour of repealing the Eighth Amend­ment.

The final vote passed by a margin of 66.4% voting Yes and 33.6% voting No.

Here's how the historic day unfolded:

 

Irish Independent