Exit Polls Suggest Re-Election For Michael D Higgins
Michael D Higgins is set to easily be re-elected as President of Ireland, two exit polls have suggested.
An Irish Times poll, conducted by Ipsos/MRBI, has projected Mr Higgins will win more than 55% of the vote.
It shows Peter Casey in second place on 21%.
A separate RTÉ / Red C poll shows Michael D Higgins with 58.1% of first preference votes, while also putting Peter Casey in second place on 21%.
RTÉ exit poll suggests Michael D Higgins is on course to be re-elected President with figures indicating he received 58.1% of first preference votes. Peter Casey in second place at 20.7% pic.twitter.com/1ls5LS4Jue— RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 26, 2018
In the blasphemy referendum, the polls suggest a comfortable 'Yes' vote - with the RTÉ poll putting the vote at 71% Yes, and a slightly lower 69% in the Irish Times poll.
Counting will officially get underway tomorrow from 9am.