Referendum Polls Opened

Voting is now underway in two referendums, one regarding the abolition of the Senead and the other on the establishment of a Court of Appeal.

With over 3m people eligible to vote more than 6,000 polling stations have been set up across the State, which will remain open until 22:00.

The two referendums ask a simply yes/no question.

Some Seanad protestors made calls for people to add a third, reform, option to their ballot, but a spokesman for the Department of the Environment warned that writing on ballot papers could jeopardise votes as returning officers could deem them spoiled.

It is understood that turnout has been low so far.

Information on both referendums is available on the Referendum Commission website.


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