- Referendum proposing the age requirement be lowered from 35 to 21 roundly rejected.
With around 20 per cent of votes counted by 10am, Ireland's electorate looks to have voted yes in the country's landmark referendum on same sex marriage.
Some of the leaders of the no campaign have already conceded defeat.
Ireland could become the first country in the world to legalise same sex marriage through popular vote, rather than through legislation, when results of today's referendum are announced on Saturday.
Opinion polls in the run up to the vote suggest that the Irish electorate will vote in favour of making sam sex marriage legal under the Irish constitution.
- On Sunday, three opinion polls showed gains for the no side but suggested Ireland's referendum on same sex marriage will be passed on May 22nd.