Polling stations have opened across the country for today's general election.
Voters will take to the polls in what is the first Saturday election since 1918.
Stations will stay open until 10 pm this evening.
The outgoing Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl is automatically returned in Kildare South.
515 candidates are running in 39 constituencies with 3.4 million citizens eligible to vote.