People voted across the country on Friday in a number of ballots - here's what we know so far:

  • Citizens voted in the European Elections, Local Elections and also in a referendum on divorce arrangements.
  • In addition, voters in Cork City, Limerick and Waterford were asked if they want a directly elected mayor.
  • The referendum on divorce was passed with 82.1% voting in favour.
  • Almost 2,000 candidates are contesting the local council elections.
  • There are 949 seats up for grabs on 31 councils around the country.
  • By 11.30pm, 806 of the 949 local election seats had been filled around the country.
  • The contest is taking place across 166 local electoral areas.
  • Turnout in the local elections was 49.6%.
  • Patrick Feeney garnered one of the lowest votes in Irish electoral history, with just one first preference vote in Galway City Central.
  • Seamus McGrath has so far won the most first preferences with 4,272 votes in the Carrigaline local electoral area of Cork.
  • Fianna Fáil are leading in the Local Elections with a 27% share. 
  • Fine Gael are a close second with 24.9% and the Green Party has 5.6% of seats so far.
  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is open to the possibility of an early general election.
  • However, Micheál Martin said his party will continue to support the Government.
  • More than 400 million people were eligible to elect 751 members of the European Parliament.
  • At over two feet long, the Ireland South constituency for the European Election has the longest ballot paper in the country...23 candidates are in the running.
  • A "green wave of thinking" across Europe is building momentum as Europeans went to the polls today. 
  • The first European results are expected to be announced tonight as voting in all EU countries completes.
  • Ciaran Cuffe topped the poll in the Dublin European constituency in the first count.
  • He is set to be the first of 13 Irish MEPs elected.
  • The Northern Ireland EU Elections count will begin tomorrow.
  • Between all the different ballots, counting could run into Tuesday or Wednesday.