Referendum voting rate increasing in Midlands

Referendum voting rate increasing in Midlands

Voter numbers in the Fiscal Treaty Referendum are beginning to pick up across the Midlands this evening.

Some centres have recorded turn outs up to 28%, including Ballinacargy in Westmeath and Tullamore in Offaly.

The average for Offaly now stands at an estimated 24% in Westmeath, it is 20% while in Laois it is 19%.

Voter figures from Donegal this evening show turnout in the town was 29%. Voting has been as high as 37% in parts of Cork city, with turnout in other parts at 24%.

Polling stations across the region remain open until 10pm tonight.

Forecaster Vincent O'Shea from Met Eireann said that it should remain dry for voters in this region.

Our live blog is up and running here. We'll have live results and reaction through the day tomorrow.

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