Voting in the referendum to repeal or keep the eighth amendment.

Voters are still casting their votes with just an hour to go before the six and a half thousand polling stations close. Indications are that the turnout will surpass sixty per cent.

The queues at some stations early this morning was an indication of high voter participation.

The good weather has helped turnout along with the fact that this referendum has been described as a once in a generation poll.

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina were among the early voters casting their votes at St Mary's Hospital in the Phoenix Park. Political leaders were also out in force to vote. The Taoiseach and the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Labour Party had all advocated for a yes vote. Independents Mattie McGrath and Seán Canny, Sinn Féin's Peadar Toibín, and Fianna Fáil's Mary Butler were among those advocating for a no vote.

When the polling stations close at 10 pm tonight, the attention will shift to counting the votes. The formal declaration of the result will take place at Dublin Castle.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 25 May 2018. The reporter is Martina Fitzgerald.