The Government's constitutional amendment on abortion has been narrowly defeated. The result of the referendum showed a majority against the proposal of just over 10,500. This figure is less than 1% of the total votes cast. The final result was 49.58% in favour and 50.42% against. The turnout was 42.9%.
The results showed a clear divide between urban and rural Ireland. All eleven Dublin city and county constituencies voted No, with some defeating the proposals by two to one. Fifty nine per cent rejected the proposals in the Taoiseach's constituency of Dublin Central. The highest No vote in the country was registered in Dun Laoghaire, where 68% of voters rejected the amendment. In the rest of Leinster, only the two Kildare constituencies and Wicklow voted No.
In Munster, the city constituencies of Cork North Central, South Central, Limerick East and Waterford all voted No. All other constituencies voted Yes, showing another definite urban/rural divide.
The Galway West constituency, which includes Galway City, was the only one in the region to return a No vote. The rest of Connacht/Ulster voted Yes, with Donegal North East returning the highest Yes vote of 70%.
For in-depth constituency by constituency figures, visit the RTÉ Interactive Abortion Referendum website here.