Polling is underway at stations across the country and, if Twitter is to be believed, there has been a healthy turnout as people vote on the Marriage Equality and Presidential Age Referendums.
The polls opened this morning at 7am and there have been reports of busier-than-usual stations with queues forming from 6.45 onwards - with the word 'unprecedented' being thrown around by a few.
We won't get exact numbers on turn-out until later today but that hasn't stopped the speculation.
First time I've ever seen a queue at my polling station even before 9am. Felt v emotional. Come on Ireland! #MarRef— Aoife Somers (@aoifesomers) May 22, 2015
wonderful feeling always to vote - savour that freedom & great to see queues at 7am outside polling stations. really busy first hour #vote— Helen Shaw 🇪🇺🦉 (@athenamediaie) May 22, 2015
Polling station queue outside - average age I'd guess of 20 people here is 25.— Nicola Byrne (@Nicbyr) May 22, 2015
Hearing reports of queues at polling stations (mostly under 25s)! Dare we dream? #MarRef— Ronan Kennedy (@RonanJKennedy) May 22, 2015
Just voted in Ranelagh. Polling station has been "packed" since 7am. I've voted. Have you? pic.twitter.com/Cas5CKvnIz— Mark Kelly (@Blackhall99) May 22, 2015
Never seen the polling station so busy. 8AM and there were queues!— brian delaney (@1briandelaney) May 22, 2015
And Irish people living abroad have been travelling home in their droves to vote, with large queues forming at Dublin Airport last night and more expected throughout the day.
Polling closes at 10pm tonight.