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LIVE BLOG: 8th Referendum Count in Dundalk

From the Count Centre

David Lynch

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David Lynch

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LIVE BLOG: 8th Referendum Count in Dundalk

Outside the Redeemer Family Resource Centre in Dundalk

15.30

RESULTS BREAKDOWN

Louth YES 66.55% (46,429), NO 33.45% (23,333)

Valid Vote - 69762

Spoiled - 206

Total electorate - 106184

15.15

The moment......

15.15

RESULT

15.03

And the wait goes on....

14.52

According to one source the final result will be called here in 15 minutes... Bit of a buzz about the place now...

14.27

Adjudicating over the spoiled votes

14.08

FINAL TALLY RESULTS:

179 boxes of 179 tallied: YES - 46173, NO - 23265.

YES - 66%

TOTAL VOTE: 69438

Percentage turnout - 63.06%

13.56

Smiling YES faces still lighting up the count centre in Dundalk

13.38

Check out our interviews with Gerry Adams and Peter Fitzpatrick at the count centre here in Dundalk:

Gerry Adams

Peter Fitzpatrick

13.00

12.27pm

Tally results in Louth consistently falling in line with 2-1 national trend in favour of YES vote

11.35am

Plenty of happy 'Yes' faces around

11.31am

Busy morning so far - busy afternoon ahead

11.21am

UPDATED TALLY - 90 of 179 boxes tallied - YES 65.92% NO 34.08%

Total vote tallied thus far - 32591

10.55am

UPDATED TALLY - 76 of 179 boxes tallied - YES 65.97% NO 34.03%

Total vote tallied: 27049

10.52am

Speaking to one Repeal the 8th campaigner here in Dundalk - "this is the best day of my life"

10.41am

UPDATED TALLY - 61 boxes out of 179 tallied - YES 65.49% NO 34.51%

Vote tallied - 21382

10.29am

This guy never stops....

10.21am

10.10am

After 25 boxes have been unofficially tallied - YES 66.92% NO 33.08%

TOTAL VOTE: 8769

10.07am

9.58am

That first unofficial tally was of 13 boxes out of 179 and the total vote of those 13 boxes was 4519 

9.55am

Early unofficial tally of 13 boxes Yes - 66.76% and No 33.24% - Good mix of north and south of county and urban/rural.

9.50am

An early unofficial tally of a box at the count in Dundalk shows 189 for 'Yes' and 98 for 'No' - roughly falling into line with the exit polls

9.46am

Still no unofficial tallies here in Dundalk - but lots of hard work ongoing

9.42am

Fianna Fail TD Declan Breathnach says the postal vote is "looking closer than people think"

9.37am

Deep in conversation....

9.35am

Don't forget you can tweet us @dundalkdemocrat or email editor@dundalkdemocrat.ie throughout the day with your thoughts on the #8thRef here in Dundalk

Keep 'em coming!

9.31am

Louth TD Declan Breathnach working with the tallies

9.17am

We'll be bringing you the latest tallies as they come in shortly....

9.13am

We're up and running on today's LIVE BLOG - the counting has begun here in Dundalk.

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