In the first ever national referendum to decide the fate of gay marriage, Republic of Ireland voters have decided in favour of moves to legalise gay marriage in the country.
No fewer than 3,200,000 (three million and two hundred thousand) people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country’s constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Government ministers have said they believed it would pass, while the antagonists have conceded defeat.
Counting started at about 9am on Saturday.
The result of the referendum is expected to be announced later on Saturday