An exit poll conducted for RTÉ correctly indicated bad news for the Government parties and gains for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and Independents.

The poll, carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes, was conducted among a sample of 4,283 voters around the country who were interviewed immediately after they had voted in the General Election.

The poll was conducted throughout all 40 Dáil constituencies and undertaken at 225 polling stations.

You can view the full details of the exit poll here.