Whiddy Island, County Cork
Scenes of today’s polling by Random Irish Photos.
The Randomer writes:
Turnout on County Cork’s Whiddy Island appeared to have bucked the national trend. By early afternoon most of the 22 or so eligible to vote in a referendum had cast their vote.
Tim O’Leary, the island’s postman, pub landlord, tour guide, ferryman and Irish Water contractor, was one of the first to vote.
‘I think it will probably be the Yes side that will win it,’ he said after he cast his vote in the Bank House pub, restaurant and shop premises he and wife Kathleen run.
Asked about turnout, he said that by 2pm, most of those eligible to vote had voted, a higher than average turn out.
‘I’d say that there has been a 70% turnout,’ he said. ‘As usual, we are breaking national trends.’
Also voting on the island yesterday were wife Kathleen, and Tim O’Leary, a 69-year-old retired fisherman who also believes the Yes side will win…