That Morning Ireland Exit Poll:
Fine Gael: 36.1% – the party’s best result since November 1982, but some way short of what it would need for an overall majority.
Labour: 20.5%, which would be its best ever share of the vote. The party is ahead of Fine Gael in Dublin.
Fianna Fáil : 15.1%, by far its worst ever General Election result, and signalling an electoral wipeout.
Sinn Féin: 10.1%, again a record.
Green Party: 2.7%, which could see the party save some seats.
Independents and Others: 15.5% – a very high figure, though it may be spread quite thinly given the number of candidates, and where those votes transfer could be crucial to the final outcome.