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Over Dublin city tonight

Just before polls closed, the average turnout across Dublin county was an estimated 65 per cent and 53 per cent in the Dublin city council area. Turnout in Cork city was above 60 per cent.

Minister for Communications Alex White, the director of elections for the Labour Party, said: “It seems likely that turnout will finish as high, if not higher than in the general election. I think something very big happened in Ireland. A whole new generation has been politicised.

Those on the No side also acknowledged that the large turnout in Dublin, in particular, was likely to tip the balance in favour of a Yes….

Campaigners believe high turnout will carry Yes vote (Irish Times)

Pic via Sinéad Ryan



Bermuda this evening.

Thanks Windum


Lorna writes:

Ted voted early and often today


Dublin tonight.

Via Aodhan O’Riordan

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This afternoon.

Sasko writes:

Vincent Fox and Anne Cole couple who got married today and cast their vote in St James’ Primary School, Basin Street Upper, Dublin 8 Polling Station.

Great wedding outfits/footwear, in fairness.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)



This evening.

A group of Yes voters who came on the Boat from England to Dublin Port on the Stena Line to Vote in the Marriage Referendum.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


Margaret Heffernan, Dunnes Stores CEO

Don”t make Margaret angry.

Too late.

It is understood store workers were told to turn up for work on Friday morning but that they would be doing so “behind closed doors”. Management were unable to provide them with details of what would happen from then on.
Betty Dillon, Mandate’s divisional organiser for the southeast, said the mood after the meeting was bleak.
There is absolutely huge upset. There are members of staff going around crying, terribly distraught, terribly upset,” she said.
“[They were told] it would close until further notice. I believe at this point in the evening notices have gone up on the doors to say this store is now closed.”

Dunnes Stores ‘shock’ decision to close Gorey store (Irish Times)

Previously: They’ve Only Gone And Dunnes

(Photocall Ireland)


They say the best way to learn a new language is to interact with native speakers, but if you don’t have the cash to jet off halfway around the globe, then iOS app YoLanger has you covered.

Like Snapchat for learning languages, YoLanger allows users to practice a foreign language by sending text, photo or video messages through to a random native speaker who will then receive it, leave feedback and help them improve on their skills.

Fair enough.

YoLanger is Like Snapchat for Learning Languages (LifeHacker)

Thanks Rob

Instruction-Grey-BGBallot-Presidential-Age-Grey-BG Ballots-mockup

Geoffrey Keating of creative agency Each And Other writes:

Inspired by your bad form post, we decided to redesign the Marriage Equality ballot form, designed specifically for voters with low levels of literacy and visual impairments.

Ballot design is highly regulated at the moment, but we think that even some small design improvements could help voters successfully cast their ballots…[more at link below]

Designing a better voting experience for everyone (Geoffrey Keating, EachAndOther)