Ireland votes yes to gay marriage - by a landslide

Irish voters have backed legalising gay marriage by a landslide- a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking place in this traditionally Catholic nation.

In the map above of Ireland's 43 constituencies the green represents those that said 'yes' to gay marriage. Only Roscommon-South Leitrim, which is largely rural, had a majority of 'no' votes.

Overall 62.1 per cent of Irish voters said "yes" on a turnout of above 60 per cent. The figures show over a million people (1,201,607) voted to legalise same-sex marriage, while 734,300 voted against.

Additional reporting: agencies

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