PICS: Tally sheets from voting centres seem to show an overwhelming YES vote 9 months ago

PICS: Tally sheets from voting centres seem to show an overwhelming YES vote

This is just so far...

Counting has begun. In a few short hours, we will know for certain what the official result of the referendum is.

And whether or not Ireland has voted to remove The Eighth Amendment from the constitution.

Counting is underway around the country as the boxes are cracked open and he voting slips are divided into their respective piles.

Although it's early days, much of the voting so far seems to reflect the exit polls that were released on Friday night, one from RTÉ (carried out by Behaviour & Attitudes) and the other from the Irish Times (Ipsos MRBI), both of which showed an overwhelming support for a YES vote. Both polls show that almost 70% of people have voted in favour of repealing The Eighth Amendment.

As tallies are counted up across the country, photos are being taken of the tally sheets which are showing a much greater number of YES votes than NO.

The three photos below were taken at the RDS polling centre.