Outside the Redeemer Family Resource Centre in Dundalk
Louth YES 66.55% (46,429), NO 33.45% (23,333)
Valid Vote - 69762
Spoiled - 206
Total electorate - 106184
And the wait goes on....
According to one source the final result will be called here in 15 minutes... Bit of a buzz about the place now...
Adjudicating over the spoiled votes
FINAL TALLY RESULTS:
179 boxes of 179 tallied: YES - 46173, NO - 23265.
YES - 66%
TOTAL VOTE: 69438
Percentage turnout - 63.06%
Smiling YES faces still lighting up the count centre in Dundalk
Louth set to vote Yes which a whopping 66%. My own polling station in Seatown backed a Yes vote by 69%. Here watching it all with my sister @ruth_mcgahon #repealthe8th #TogetherForYes #8thref pic.twitter.com/3WAzAHjzWV— John McGahon (@John_McGahon) May 26, 2018
Check out our interviews with Gerry Adams and Peter Fitzpatrick at the count centre here in Dundalk:
Tally results in Louth consistently falling in line with 2-1 national trend in favour of YES vote
Plenty of happy 'Yes' faces around
Busy morning so far - busy afternoon ahead
UPDATED TALLY - 90 of 179 boxes tallied - YES 65.92% NO 34.08%
Total vote tallied thus far - 32591
UPDATED TALLY - 76 of 179 boxes tallied - YES 65.97% NO 34.03%
Total vote tallied: 27049
Speaking to one Repeal the 8th campaigner here in Dundalk - "this is the best day of my life"
UPDATED TALLY - 61 boxes out of 179 tallied - YES 65.49% NO 34.51%
Vote tallied - 21382
This guy never stops....
Democrat photographer Arthur Kinahan capturing the day's events pic.twitter.com/5xH3Breh0C— Dundalk Democrat (@DundalkDemocrat) May 26, 2018
After 25 boxes have been unofficially tallied - YES 66.92% NO 33.08%
TOTAL VOTE: 8769
That first unofficial tally was of 13 boxes out of 179 and the total vote of those 13 boxes was 4519
Early unofficial tally of 13 boxes Yes - 66.76% and No 33.24% - Good mix of north and south of county and urban/rural.
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
Still no unofficial tallies here in Dundalk - but lots of hard work ongoing
Fianna Fail TD Declan Breathnach says the postal vote is "looking closer than people think"
Deep in conversation....
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Keep 'em coming!
Louth TD Declan Breathnach working with the tallies
We'll be bringing you the latest tallies as they come in shortly....
We're up and running on today's LIVE BLOG - the counting has begun here in Dundalk.
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